BODIAM CASTLE, BATTLE & HASTINGS DAY TOUR
VISIT A FAIRYTALE CASTLE.
DISCOVER THE BATTLEFIELD OF 1066.
EXPLORE A QUIRKY AND HISTORIC SEASIDE TOWN.
2020 Dates Tbc
One of our best-loved trips, this day will take us to the beautiful rolling hills, fields and coastline of historic 1066 country.
Our first stop is Bodiam Castle, one of the most striking and evocative castles in the UK. Like something from a fairytale, the castle sits in the centre of a fish-filled moat and offers incredible views over the surrounding countryside from it’s towers and battlements. Costumed guides give visitors an entertaining idea of life in a medieval castle and village. You might recognise the castle, it is a favourite setting for movies and TV and has features in Doctor Who, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
After a pleasant few hours exploring Bodiam, we will make a short hop to the village of Battle, famous for being the site of the 1066 battle of Hastings. You have free time here, perhaps visit English Heritage’s 1066 Battlefield & Abbey, or stick to the quaint village with its pretty teashops.
Hastings is our final stop on this great trip. The place where William the Conqueror landed before the decisive battle, this quirky seaside town has plenty to offer, including the castle ruins, funicular cliff railways, fish & chip shops, arcades and miles of beach. The seafront area known as the Stade is home to the Jerwood Gallery of contemporary art, as well as the iconic fisherman’s net huts and Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet.
Departure/Drop off point
Tower Hill Coach Park, London
Look for the sign-posted pedestrian entrance for the coach park/toilets on Petty Wales (painted yellow, underneath Wagamama) take the steps on the right down the coach park and wait in front of the coach bays. Drop off will be beside the entrance to Tower Hill Station.
08.45 – Depart Tower Hill Coach Park
10.15 – Arrive Bodiam Castle. Depart 12.00pm
12.15 – Arrive Battle. Depart at 14.15
14.45 – Arrive Hastings seafront. Depart 18.00
19.45 – Arrive Tower Hill
Return travel from London in a comfortable coach, the services of a tour guide
Food & drink, tickets to attractions including Bodiam Castle and 1066 Battle of Hastings, gratuities
*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Please check your booking confirmation for any changes to departure time. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. See here for full terms & conditions.
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