Some of England’s most famous painters were inspired by Suffolk and it is easy to see why, with its unspoilt and picturesque villages and coast.
Monday We travel to Colchester.
Tuesday Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Bury St. Edmunds. Among the chic shops and historic cathedral, you’ll find Britain’s smallest pub and a famous brewery. We return via Lavenham, England’s best preserved medieval village.
Wednesday Today we enjoy a guided tour of Constable Country. Set within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this rural landscape was where the painter John Constable was born, and where he painted his most celebrated works. Our guided tour will follow in the footsteps of John Constable as we pass through the village of East Bergholt, Flatford, the attractive village of Dedham and other areas associated with the artist.
Thursday After a morning exploring the beautiful Beth Chatto Gardens, created by ten times Chelsea Gold Medal winner Beth Chatto, we enjoy free time to explore Colchester. Colchester is Britain’s oldest recorded town and was the first city and capital in Roman Britain. Its rich history dates back over 2000 years, with lost to discover.
Friday We depart after breakfast and return home.
The Holiday Inn Colchester is located in a quiet village setting 3 miles from Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. All bedrooms are en-suite with television, telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lounge bar and restaurant. Leisure facilities at the Spirit Health Club include an indoor swimming pool. NO LIFT. Limited ground floor bedrooms.