Posted On 18 August 2017 at 11:56 by Jenny
Following an incredible ten-year overhaul costing over £4 million, the world-famous locomotive 60103 “Flying Scotsman” will be welcomed to the West Somerset Railway this September. We have limited tickets available for our two day trips on Sunday 10th and Tuesday 12th September where you can see the iconic locomotive in action for yourself.
Includes a journey behind the Flying Scotsman from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead where approximately 2 hours free time will be allowed. You will then depart Minehead behind a named visiting locomotive to return back to Bishops Lydeard.
Promising to be an unmissable opportunity to travel on the world’s most famous locomotive, book now to avoid disappointment!
Woods Tours have a day trip for Flying Scotsman, West Somerset Railway on Sunday 10th September and Tuesday 12th September 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.
Posted On 10 August 2017 at 09:31 by Jenny
Think of Suffolk landscapes and you might imagine quintessentially English seaside resorts with unspoilt backdrops of Georgian town houses and fishermen’s cottages. For a change of scenery, why not explore one of the most idyllic areas in England with us for a hassle-free day trip?
The allure of this fashionable resort is testament to its famous pier, upmarket independent shops, lighthouse and gorgeous Blue Flag beach decked out with brightly coloured beach huts. Adorned with traditionally English pastimes – from reputable tea rooms and cafés, to cosy pubs and a bowling green, plus an array of designer label shops to quirky stores – it’s the perfect place to simply while the hours away.
You might think Southwold takes the spotlight – but discover Aldeburgh and you’ll also find a pretty seaside town brimming with culture. Pastel-coloured cottages and Edwardian villas all sit within an area of natural beauty providing an ambient landscape. Browse the high street where there are clothes boutiques, antiques and arts, an independent book shop and more. Top places to visit include Aldeburgh fish and chip shop, considered by some as the best on the East coast – and or simply relax and enjoy the pebble beach.
Woods Tours have a day trip to Southwold on Sunday 20th August or Aldeburgh on Monday 21st August 2017.
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Posted On 04 August 2017 at 11:22 by Jenny
This year marks 20 years since the death of Diana, Princess of Wales – and you could join us as we take a visit to the home of the Spencer family for over 500 years. The magnificent estate and stunning house offers a fascinating day out for those interested in history, heritage and art, with our day trip including entry to the grounds, including the poignant Round Oval Lake, the current exhibitions and a guided tour of the state rooms of the house.
Situated in Northampton, be encapsulated by the remote setting and the exterior of the House which will be showcased in all its splendour. Step inside and enjoy a guided tour, which will reveal Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics; each room will delight with a fascinating story of its own.
Maybe pause for a moment of reflection at the Round Oval, where Diana, Princess of Wales was laid to rest. Since last year it has been undergoing a multi-million pound renovation to honour her memory, to be completed in time for the 20th anniversary of her death in August 2017.
Woods Tours have a day trip to Althorp on Sunday 17th September 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.