Executed Queens 2019 - Itinerary
Day One - 8th July
Meet at our designated meeting point near London Victoria Station at 1pm, board our private air-conditioned coach and travel to our peaceful luxury country hotel, Brockencote Hall, tucked away amid some of Worcestershire's finest countryside.
Check into your room and enjoy an evening meal followed by introductory talk from Claire Ridgway about Anne Boleyn, the tragic second wife of Henry VIII.
Day Two - 9th July
We take our private air-conditioned coach to Tutbury Castle, one time prison to Mary Queen of Scots who was kept here on four occasions. We return to our hotel for a 3 course evening meal and talk from guest speaker Leanda de Lisle on Lady Jane Grey.
Day Three - 10th July
Visit to Shefflield Manor Lodge where Mary Queen of Scots was held for 10 years before returning to our hotel for a 3-course dinner and relaxed evening with time for informal discussion with Claire and Philippa and/or time to pack and wander the grounds before our departure the following day.
Day Four - 11th July
Check out and board our private coach to Hever Castle where we will have exclusive use of the Astor Wing for the next 2 nights. After check in you will be welcomed with a light lunch before having time to explore Hever Castle and Gardens. We have something very special for you this evening, a private after hours Castle tour followed by a 3-course dinner in the Castle Dining room!
Day Five - 12th July
On our final full day we travel to the Tower of London where we will enjoy a morning guided tour before having free time to visit other parts of the Tower and take a walk up to the Tower Hill execution site with Claire and I (optional). We return to Hever for a 3-course meal in our private dining room of the Tudor Suite and expert talk from Gareth Russell on Katherine Howard.
Day Six - 13th July
After breakfast, check out of Hever Castle and travel back to London Victoria on our private coach.