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Visits & Tours

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Click here to read reports on previous visits and tours

Please note:

  • Following government guidelines and restrictions during the ongoing pandemic, the early visits in 2021 have been arranged as ‘Self Drive’ to local destinations.
  • Coach travel will be provided when this is feasible.  Arrangements indicated below are provisional.

In all cases:

  • members must provide an emergency contact number for each traveller at the time of booking
  • if you discover after having made a booking that you are unable to attend the outing please notify Jacqui Camfield
  • *We regret no refunds unless authorized by the Committee*

Thursday 15th July 2021 - By Coach

SeaCity Museum and the Tudor House, Southampton

This is a gem of a visit – and seems so little known.. hence a bit of background information:

Both properties are owned and managed by Southampton City Council.

SeaCity  The Titanic was moored at Southampton after it had left Belfast and many of the staff on board were from Southampton.  Visitors will share in a guided tour through an exhibition about The Titanic and learn of the effect on local inhabitants when the ship was lost.  At the end of the exhibition there is an experience where visitors sit in the Court Room and hear sound recordings of the legal investigations following the loss of the ship.

Tudor House  The history of Southampton is well worth investigating as of course it has long been a significant port – especially for goods from the continent eg French Wine, Port etc.  As a result there are many vaults where such goods were stored – still owned by the City Council.  Clearly there were many Merchants houses associated with such wealth and Tudor House and garden is a complete and very fine example of such a property.

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Southampton SeaCity Museum
The Tudor House and Garden

Wednesday 4th August 2021 - Self Drive

The new Hilltop Centre at RHS Wisley Gardens

The UK’s first dedicated horticultural scientific centre of excellence opens on 24 June 2021 – protecting the future of plants, people and the planet.  We have been very fortunate to be granted a private tour of this amazing new multi-million pound facility.

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RHS Wisley - The Hilltop Centre

Thursday 9th September 2021 - By Coach

Buckingham Palace Gardens

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We are expecting high demand for this outing so availability is currently restricted to members only.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and payment by cheque is requested in this instance.
Please contact Gwen Wright before booking.

Tuesday 14th December 2021 - Self Drive

Wisley Glow

Afternoon tea followed by a walk around the fabulous Christmas lighting displays.
Further details to follow.

Special Interest Holidays

Friday 25th - Wednesday 30th June 2021

Northumbrian Highlights

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Please note that in each case new bookings must be made directly with the tour operator Simply Groups using the appropriate booking form accessible below

Wednesday 22nd - Tuesday 28th September 2021

The Italian Lakes & Milan

This holiday has been rescheduled from 2020 and it may be possible for further people to join the existing group.
If interested please contact Gwen Wright before making a booking.

Full details of tour
Italian Lakes booking form (new bookings)

Monday 4th - Thursday 7th April 2022

University City of Cambridge

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Cambridge booking form

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Simply Groups

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Reports of Previous Visits and Tours


A Return Visit to Champs Hill

Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham

The Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle


Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh


Festive Lunch to celebrate our 25th Anniversary

Chatham Historic Dockyard

The Ancient City of Rochester

City of London Guided Walk

Champs Hill Coldwaltham


Waddesdon Manor at Christmas

Choral Tour of Westminster Abbey

Women’s Suffrage 1918-2018

Tour: Discover Malta


The Blue Idol & Warminghurst Church

Tour: Suffolk Coast & Countryside

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Click here to read reports of earlier visits and tours