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Hampshire Delights

Hampshire Delights

Embark on a relaxing cruise on a traditional-style canal boat on the Basingstoke Canal. We

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We also take a ride on the Midhants Railway before visiting the Milestones living history museum where you wander down its cobbled streets. Also included in this 5 day break is free time in Portsmouth and Winchester.




Whats Included:

    • The Watercress Line

    • Basingstoke Canal Cruise

    • Milestones Living History Museum

    • Free time in Portsmouth and Winchester

Day 1

We depart from home and travel to Chineham near Basingstoke where we arrive late afternoon at The Hampshire Court Hotel where Tea/Coffee & biscuits are served on our arrival. We stay here for 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2

This morning we enjoy a relaxing cruise of around 2 hours on a traditional-style canal boat on the Basingstoke Canal. We cruise through peaceful and attractive scenery and drinks and light refreshments are available on board. After the cruise we head off into Basingstoke and to Milestones. This is a living history museum where you wander down cobbled streets, chat with staff in period costume and explore the shops and factories to experience everyday life from 1810 to 1950.

B, D

Day 3

Our day begins with a ride on the Mid Hants Railway - ‘The Watercress Line’ for a 20 mile return journey over the ‘Hampshire Alps’ from Arlesford. Alresford is the home of the Hampshire watercress industry, from which the line takes its name. Later we continue to spend the afternoon in historic Winchester with its magnificent Cathedral.

B, D

Day 4

A complete change today as we have a day out to the coast. Portsmouth is our destination and here there is plenty to see and do. Visit the Historic Dockyard, home of the ‘Victory’ and ‘Mary Rose’, wander around the Old Town and visit the lovely cathedral as well as Spice Island, former haunt of smugglers and press gangs.

B, D

Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we leave and begin our journey home


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Hampshire Court Hotel


The Hampshire Court Hotel stands at Chineham on the outskirts of Basingstoke. Part of the prestigious Q Hotels Group, hotel facilities include indoor leisure club with indoor swimming pool and gym.

Accommodation offers a range of smart, comfortable and stylish bedrooms. All bedrooms are ensuite and have tv, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.


The hotel has a lift.







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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 Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
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

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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