Admission into the National Trust properties Sheffield Park Garden & Batemans
Excursions to Eastbourne, Lewes & Michelham Priory
Free time in Brighton
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Enjoy a leisurely journey to our hotel in Brighton, with comfort breaks along the way.
Day 2 – After breakfast we visit the magnificent Sheffield Park Gardens, now owned by the National Trust. The garden is a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths travelling through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. After some time to explore and enjoy we visit the Saxon town of Lewes, situated high above the valley of the River Ouse which boasts one of the best-preserved castle Barbican’s in England.
Day 3 – Explore Brighton in your own time today. From the exotic Royal Pavilion to the new British Airways i360, Brighton has a wealth of attractions and no seaside day out would be complete without a visit to Brighton Palace Pier or Brighton Sea Life Centre, the world’s oldest aquarium.
Day 4 – After breakfast we travel to Batemans, the family home of Rudyard Kipling. Now owned by the National Trust, Batemans nestles in the beautiful landscape of the Sussex Weald. The house has remained untouched and as if the Kiplings family have just gone out for the day, while the charming gardens include a rose garden and lily pond.
Day 5 – Enjoy a relaxing morning in Eastbourne. Situated at the eastern end of the South Downs below the famous Beachy Head, the lovely resort is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perhaps stroll the beautifully maintained town tier promenade, stop at the Martello Tower and make your way to the wish tower for refreshments. Later this afternoon we will visit nearby Michelham Priory, England’s longest medieval water-filled moat. Stroll through the 7-acres of stunning grounds and visit the historic watermill, forge and interactive medieval gallery located in the 14th century gatehouse.
Day 6 – We retrace our footsteps home.