Bedford & the Shires

Bedford & the Shires

Lovely break to Bedford and the Shires having free time to explore and an exciting up close and personal encounter with the birds of prey at the English School of Falconry.

This lovely break to Bedford and the Shires strikes the perfect balance between having free time to explore and an exciting up close and personal encounter with the birds of prey at the English School of Falconry.


At a glance:

  • English School of Falconry

  • Bedford

  • Northampton

  • Milton Keynes Shopping Centre

  • Cambridge

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Book by 1st December 2018 to receive £10pp discount.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to the 4 star Bedford Swan Hotel for a three night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast a special morning lies ahead with an included excursion to the English School of Falconry. Meet the falconers for an introduction to the centre whilst enjoying a tea or coffee followed by interactive time with the owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. With an included lunch, the remainder of the time can be spent viewing the centre and farm. This is an outdoor activity so don't forget wellies! Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure, the High Street is a short walk away.

B, D

Day 3

Today, head to Northampton, home to many parks, gardens and churches, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of only four medieval round churches still in use in England. In the afternoon, travel to Milton Keynes Shopping Centre with free time for retail therapy before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast, leave the Swan hotel and travel home via a stop in Cambridge. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, perhaps treat take a punt on the river (depending on the February weather), visit the famous university buildings, explore the shopping area or simply enjoy a leisurely lunch before returning to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Swan Hotel, Bedford


The 4 star Bedford Swan Hotel is an historic 18th Century spa hotel in Bedfordshire with views across the Bedford riverside complete with leisure facilities.


The hotel has a lift.



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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
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