Monday 20 May 2019
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Pavilioned in Splendour

Pavilioned in Splendour

This travel less, see more itinerary takes you on a journey of discovery through a corner of England known as East Anglia and rarely included in major tour operator’s brochures.  Magnificent privately owned stately homes, award winning gardens, stunning cathedrals and ancient country pubs decorate a route that wanders on and off the beaten path through what many say is the real England.  During their visit your clients will discover American connections, an Aladdin’s cave of a hat shop and sample a local brew in England’s smallest pub.  Other highlights include:

  • St Alban’s Cathedral, a place of Christian worship for over 1700 years
  • The royal, history-soaked Jacobean Hatfield House and its fabulous garden
  • Time for punting on the River Cam in Cambridge
  • Sandringham, the country retreat of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
  • Houghton Hall, a former winner of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year award
  • Heacham, the birthplace of John Rolfe, husband to Pocahontas
  • The astonishing collection of hats and caps at the Hat Shop, Burnham Market
  • Holkham Hall, a superb example of elegant Palladian architecture
  • A swift half in the Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds, England’s smallest pub
  • American WWII connections at the historic Swan in Lavenham