DAY 1 - Enjoy a leisurely drive with a lunch break on route, arriving at our hotel in the afternoon.
DAY 2 – Bodiam Castle is set in the heart of the historic landscape. Dating from the 14th century it is one of the Britain’s most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments. The gate house still has the original wooden portcullis, and the interiors give a wonderful impression of castle life. The castle is outlined by a fabulous moat, giving you wonderful reflections in the still waters, the grounds are simple and stunning with the landscape taking the lead, with wooded areas and beautiful vistas (admission included). In the afternoon we enjoy free time at Battle before returning to the hotel.
DAY 3& DAY 4– a day of leisure to enjoy Eastbourne. Maybe take a stroll and see some beautiful views of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in the UK. Alternatively, you could visit the Redoubt Fort, built to keep the Napoleonic armies out of Britain, it now tells the story of 200 years of naval history. Just a short walk in a sheltered location at the western most end of Eastbourne is the Italian Gardens, with a quiet place a simply enjoy the views.
DAY 5– Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens have been a prison, the home of the Women’s Land Army and the family home to many fascinating people. Vita Sackville West and Harold made many significant changes to the house and garden. From the top of the Tower, you can witness vast panoramic views of the farm and the 450-acre wider estate. The rose gardens, a truly inspiration place, originally designed and created by Vita Sackville West, now holds one of the most comprehensive ranges of roses in the UK.
DAY 6– We will visit Brighton where you will be able to see the newest attraction the British Airways I360 tower or visit the Royal Pavilion. An exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with this visual style of India and China. In the afternoon we will travel to Worthing a classic British Seaside town with a great heritage . From a fishing port, smugglers retreat and now considered to be one of the most creative places to live with Oscar Wilde and Jane Austin are just two of the famous creative residents.
DAY 7 – As we travel back, we will stop en route for a lunch break arriving back in the afternoon.
Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens