National Trust Members’ Tour: Explore Suffolk, visit four wonderful National Trust properties and discover Constable Country. National Trust Members' Price is £569!
Day 1 We travel east via the Dartford Crossing, and after suitable refreshment stops, we reach our hotel late afternoon in time to relax before dinner.
Day 2 We spend the morning exploring the heritage, medieval architecture and elegant Georgian squares of Bury St Edmunds. We then continue to Ickworth House (NT), built as an Italian-style showcase for the Hervey family’s collections of Georgian silver, Regency furniture, books and fine paintings, all set within beautiful grounds.
Day 3 This morning we visit Sutton Hoo (NT), recently the subject of the film ‘The Dig’. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon burial chamber from the ship grave discovered in 1939. We then continue to the coast and the pretty town of Aldeburgh for free time.
Day 4 Today we spend the day with our excellent Blue Badge Guide to tour Constable Country and to visit Lavenham Guildhall (NT) and Flatford (NT) in the heart of Dedham Vale.
Day 5 We depart after breakfast for our journey home. On the way we visit Chartwell (NT), much-loved home of Sir Winston Churchill. We continue to the local area to meet our taxis
This family-run four-star hotel sits in its own grounds in beautiful Suffolk countryside. The modern hotel is comfortable and stylish, overlooks the rolling scenery of the golf course and has leisure facilities which include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sanarium and spa with treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer, safe and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.