Christmas Eve – Salisbury
We travel to Salisbury on Christmas Eve. As well as being a great place for shopping, the city is home to a fine medieval cathedral that boasts the tallest spire in Britain and an original copy of the Magna Carta. Often referred to as ‘the city in the countryside’, Salisbury is also within easy walking distance of water meadows and riverside walks.
Christmas Day is a day of relaxation and leisure in Bournemouth, where our hotel provides festive entertainment and a hearty Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
Boxing Day – Optional excursion to Dorchester, Poole & Sandbanks (£10pp)
We begin our optional excursion with a visit to the charming county town of Dorchester. This historic market town lies on the banks of the River Frome and is probably best known as the birthplace of the author and poet Thomas Hardy. We continue on to Poole with its lovely quayside, stunning natural harbour, fine beaches and historic Old Town. We return to the hotel via Sandbanks, a small peninsula of half a square mile crossing the mouth of Poole harbour, which contains some of the most expensive houses in the country and is sometimes dubbed ‘Britain’s Palm Beach’.