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Lincolnshires Aviation History - 5 Days

Lincolnshires Aviation History - 5 Days

New International Bomber Command Centre, RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland Water

Monday Day 1: Our pick ups complete we travel with a comfort break to Ashbourne for lunch. This thriving picturesque market town on the edge of The Peak District is rich in history. We complete our journey to our home for the next four nights, the 3* Ramada Resort Hotel, Grantham, where tea/coffee and biscuits await you whilst your cases are taken to your rooms.

Tuesday Day 2: The New International Bomber Command Centre (opened in 2018) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today The Walls of Names at the IBCC carry the names of almost 58,000 men and women who lost their lives whilst serving Bomber Command. The 31-metre Memorial Spire is the UK's tallest memorial. The remainder of the day is spent in Lincoln.


Wednesday Day 3: RAF Scampton is home to the Red Arrows and the base of 617 Squadron, the 'Dambusters'. We visit the Heritage Centre that tells the remarkable story of Squadron Leader Guy Gibson. There's also an opportunity to sit in a replica Red Arrows Hawk aircraft. We arrive at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, in time for lunch. This family run museum was set up over 20 years ago, and is now considered to be a living memorial to the  men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2.  It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber “Just Jane” in its collection along with wartime vehicles.


Thursday Day 4: This morning we visit Barnsdale Gardens, home to 38 individual gardens. As a natural in front of the camera, Geoff Hamilton soon won a permanent place at Gardeners' World and in 1979 he joined the team. Filming from the original site was a huge success, however, Geoff found that there was little room to experiment and so he began to look for a suitable alternative. In 1983, he found it. Just one mile away, a Victorian farmhouse with over 5 acres of land - 'Barnsdale' was born!  Leaving after lunch we travel to Rutland Water, a drinking water reservoir in the county of Rutland,  east of the county town, Oakham. It was known as Empingham Reservoir during its construction and until its official opening in 1976. Enjoy the wildlife on the Water from the “Rutland Belle” on your one hour cruise.

Friday Day 5: We make or way to Derby. Explore the city of Derby, with 3 free museums, a World Heritage Site, Royal Crown Derby - the oldest surviving manufacturer of English bone china, brand new arts and media centre and a cathedral housing the oldest ring of 10 bells in the world - as well as a nest full of peregrine falcons - Derby has something for everyone. We leave mid-afternoon and complete our journey back home to Mid-Wales.     

Your Holiday Includes

4 nights half board at the 3* Olde Barn Hotel, Near Grantham

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Porterage in/out

Entrance to IBCC, Lincoln

Entrance to RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Entrance the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre

Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens

Boat cruise on Rutland Water

Visit to: Ashbourne & Derby





Your Hotel
Your Hotel The 3* Olde Barn Hotel near Grantham. All en-suite rooms are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated with: direct dial telephones, remote control television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a swimming pool and luxurious health club and spa. There is no lift but there are ground floor rooms. Your Hotel
Your Hotel

Price £395 per person
  single r supp. £65

Departure Date: 29 July 19

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