Day, Time & Venue Vary
At arranged time
ALL TRIPS ARE ON FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED BASIS
National Gallery/Trafalgar Square, London – March 6th 2024
To leave Station Road car park, Devizes at 8.30, to be set down at the Getty Entrance, National Gallery. We will leave from the set down point at 4.00.
There is currently a waiting list for this visit. Please contact Suzanne if you want to be added to it.
Cardiff city or St Fagans National Museum of History – April 9th 2024
There is a choice of visiting Cardiff city or St Fagans Museum.
Those visiting Cardiff will be set down near the castle. Along with the castle, other places of interest include the National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff Bay.
Those visiting St Fagans will stay on the coach for the short drive there. At St Fagans there are over 40 original buildings from different historical periods offering an insight into what life used to be like. These buildings include houses, a farm, a school and a chapel and this is set in a 100 acres of parkland. Free entry.
To leave Station Road car park Devizes at 9.00. The coach will leave St Fagans at 3.30 collecting those who have visited Cardiff city at approx. 3.45
Hampton Court Palace – May 8th 2024
This palace has a long history dating back to the early 16 th century when Cardinal Wolsey transformed it from an ordinary country house to a magnificent palace. Henry V111 acquired it and it has been used in a variety of ways by monarchs until Queen Victoria. She opened the palace to the public in 1838. Amongst things to see are the Haunted Gallery and Processional Route,,the Chapel Royal, the Great Hall and Henry V111’s kitchens.
You can also visit Hampton Court Gardens which has 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland. The gardens are home to the world’s oldest puzzle maze, a record breaking grape vine, three National Plant collections and a kitchen garden.
The cost will be in the region of £50 (coach £26, entry fee approx. £25)
To leave Station Road car park, Devizes at 8.30 and leaving Hampton Court Palace at 4.00
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire – June 19th 2024
These gardens were established in 1953 by Sir Harold Hillier. There is a collection of over 42,000 plants from temperate regions around the world in a mixture of formal and informal landscapes set in 180 acres. It has 14 National Plant Collections, over 600 Champion Trees, the Gurkha Memorial garden and one of the world’s longest herbaceous borders.
A guided tour of the garden is available (at additional cost), please let me know if you are interested when booking your place.
Free entry for paid members of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Birmingham Botanic Garden and Batsford Arboretum, 2 for 1 entry for paid members of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wakehurst Place.
To leave Station Road car park Devizes at 9.00 and to leave Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at 4.00.
Cost £21 for the coach and £11.50 for entry (but this is subject to change)