Beautiful woodlands and the picturesque River Stour have inspired the creative hearts of artists for centuries, the most famous of these: John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough. On this break we discover more about these famous sons with admission to Gainsborough House, a guided tour of Constable Country and visits to Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds & Lavenham
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Enjoy a relaxing journey as we travel to Gainsborough House, with admission included. As the birthplace of the renowned English painter, Thomas Gainsborough, Gainsborough House is now a museum and art gallery. After our visit, here we continue to our hotel located on the picturesque banks of the River Stour.
Day 2 – Today we will take you on a scenic drive where we will enjoy leisurely stops at; the quaint villages of Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Long Melford, Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham.
Day 3 – Nestled in the breathtaking Suffolk countryside, our hotel is a beautifully converted water mill. As well as offering superb riverside walks, this hotel also boasts a relaxing environment to enjoy and this morning we want you to make the most of it before we visit Colchester this afternoon.
Day 4 – After breakfast our driver will take you on a tour of Constable Country on-board our comfortable coach. This full day guided tour will take you to East Bergholt, the picturesque village was the birthplace of John Constable where you can still see his studio and the place where his house once stood. Dedham, frequently rated as containing some of England’s most beautiful landscapes and Flatford Mill. Once owned by John Constable’s father, the Mill has been immortalised by John Constable in his painting of ‘The Haywain’ and is still recognisable today.
Day 5 – After an enjoyable stay we return home with comfort breaks along the way.
The Mill Hotel ***, Sudbury
Set on the banks of the River Stour, this restored water mill is a 4-minute walk from the birthplace museum of Thomas Gainsborough.
4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
Admission into Gainsborough House
Half day guided tour of Long Melford, Cavendish, Clare, Bury St Edmunds & Lavenham
Full day guided tour of Constable Country: East Bergholt, Dedham & Flatford Mill
Free time at Clacton on Sea & Sudbury
LAVER REF: LBCO
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Mon 9 April 5 £419 £70