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BBC Media City & Great Houses

BBC Media City & Great Houses

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Combine great historic houses, the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester with a unique insight into the BBC on a guided tour through the Salford Quay’s Media City.

Day 1

We travel to Wigan stopping in Leicester for free time to obtain lunch. We continue to our hotel, the Wigan Oak Hotel, arriving late afternoon with time to freshen up before our evening meal.

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Day 2

This morning we visit the seaside town of Southport, an attractive resort with pleasant gardens. We have plenty of time to explore the town and have lunch, perhaps visit the Southport Model Railway Village (entry extra). This afternoon, we head to Rufford Old Hall; a fine Tudor building, the home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history; there are also Victorian and Edwardian gardens we can explore.

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Day 3

This morning we head south to Salford Quays where we enjoy a tour of the BBC studios at Media City. Walk in the footsteps of our favourite celebrities and take a glimpse behind the scenes of some of our favourite programs produced here. Tour producers give a lively insight into the level or work needed to get them from script to screen. This afternoon we head into the city of Manchester, full of interesting sights, tasty food and excellent shopping.

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Day 4

Today we enjoy the morning in Liverpool. Visit Albert Dock for free time to explore this historic area full of shops and attractions, including the Beatles Story, Tate Gallery and Maritime Museum (entries extra). Later this afternoon, we head to Speke Hall; a Tudor half-timbered house with rich interiors and fine gardens. The house has a fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants’ hall which enable visitors to see ‘behind the scenes’. The restored garden has spring bulbs, a rose garden, summer border and stream garden.

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Day 5

After breakfast we depart and make our way home stopping in Stafford to obtain lunch.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MERCURE WIGAN OAK HOTEL ****

The Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel is a modern and stylish property situated in the centre of Wigan. It is an ideal base for our short break. All bedrooms are en suite with television, telephone and tea & coffee making facilities.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • BBC Media City tour

  • Entrance to Rufford Old Hall

  • Entrance to Speke Hall

  • Coach excursions as described

 

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777, option 1

 

G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Basildon Cherrydown East Bus Stop, Basildon
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre, outside Sutton Arms
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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