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Payment please by the end of November £13 per person ticket price for the Royal Courts of Justice trip as we have to firm up the numbers with RCJ at beginning of Dec, and pay in January

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NEWMARKET NATIONAL HORSE STUD & BURY ST EDMUNDS: Monday 7 June 2021 (spaces available)

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ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE & COVENT GARDEN

Tuesday 3 August 2021 (due to demand, we are running two coaches (Spaces available)

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HIGHCLERE CASTLE:

Wednesday 14 July 2021 (extra trip - spaces available)
and we are running a 2nd trip on:
Wednesday 1 September 2021 (full but reserve list)

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There has been a lot of interest so far, so don't delay, just put your name on the list by contacting Jean Mole or Sylvia Wright

We aim to arrange visits to different places during the year, and behind the scenes work has been ongoing to start booking trips for 2021

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picture of National Stud

NEWMARKET NATIONAL HORSE STUD plus free time in BURY ST EDMUNDS on Monday 7 June 2021, and the anticipated cost will be £28 per person dependent on numbers

The booking is for a private guided tour of the Newmarket National Stud for a behind the scenes tour of the beautiful 500 acre stud which is the only thoroughbred horse stud in the UK open to the general public.

8am: Pickup Higham Ferrers & 8.15am Rushden (using RB Travel private Executive coach) to arrive at the Newmarket Stud at 10am where we are booked into the Waveney Cafe for a cup of tea/coffee (included in the price). At 10.30am their guide will board our coach as we travel around the stud, and he/she will explain the history of the stud and other interesting facts, stopping off at the Foaling unit, The Nursery Paddocks to see the mares and foals, and the superb Stallion Unit with the opportunity to see the stallions in their paddocks. The tour takes 1.5 hours. We will stay on the coach and travel the short distance to Bury St Edmunds for a free afternoon with plenty for you to see including the 1000 year old St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the award winning Abbey Gardens, the shops and restaurants, or maybe you would like to join one of the town's guided tours, their website:www.burystedmundstourguides.org.

If you are interested in this trip, please get in touch with Jean Mole (01933 626608) or Sylvia Wright via the Contact page as soon as possible to register your interest.

£10 deposit payable by 1 February 2021, balance payable by 31 May 2021

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picture of the court or tribunal building

ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE plus free time in COVENT GARDEN on Tuesday 3 August, 2021

anticipated cost will be between £30-£35 per person dependent on numbers.

The booking is for a private guided tour of the RCJ where their guide will tell us about the architecture and fascinating history of the building as well as about the courts' most famous cases and we will see all of the RCJ's most stunning rooms including the robing galleries. Subject to court listings, some of the group may be able to hear a live court case at the end of the tour. At 1pm we will board the coach again for a free afternoon at COVENT GARDEN with time to watch the entertainers, have a leisurely lunch, or visit the shops in the Piazza. Just off the Piazza is the LONDON FILM MUSEUM dedicated to "Bond in Motion", featuring over 100 vehicles and artefacts spanning all 24 James Bond Films including the famous Aston Martin, BMW cars, TukTuk Taxi, and the Octopussy Q boat. You can buy your ticket on entry to the museum at a concession price of £9.50 per person.
We are using RB Travel for the private coach, and pickups will be at Higham Ferrers at 8.15am, then Rushden at 8.30am for our entry ticket to the RCJ at 11am. If you are interested in this trip please get in touch with Jean Mole 01933 626608) or Sylvia Wright via the Contact page to register your interest.

£13 per person will be required by the end of November 2020 with the balance payable by May 2021 (we have to firm up the number with LCJ in December 2020 and pay the full discounted group ticket price of £13 per person when invoiced by them in January 2021

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Highclere Castle picture

HIGHCLERE CASTLE - Due to popular demand, we have now arranged two trips:
Wednesday 14 July 2021 (still spaces available) cost £38 per person, dependant on numbers
Wednesday 1 September 2021 (full but reserve list) cost £38 per person, dependant on numbers

Highclere Castle is where the TV series Downton Abbey was filmed, and the anticipated cost inclusive for the coach and ticket entry to the Castle and Exhibition will be between £38 - £40 per person dependent on numbers.

The bookings are for a self tour of the Castle, the Egyptian Exhibition and the Gardens. The special 2021 Egyptian Exhibition covers 6 rooms and explores the discovery of the most famous tombs and includes the magnificent reproduction of the Sarcophagus, so whether you are a Downton Abbey follower, enjoy beautiful gardens or are interested in the Egyptian exhibition, there is something of interest for everyone. There is also a tea room and gift shop for you to enjoy during your visit.

We are using RB Travel for the private coach, and the pickups will be at Higham Ferrers and then Rushden around about 9am (exact time to be confirmed) for our entry ticket to the Castle at 12 noon. The journey will take approximately 2 hours plus a comfort stop. Further details will follow.
If you are interested in this trip, please get in touch with Jean Mole (01933 626608) or Sylvia Wright via the Contact page as soon as possible to register your interest.

14 July trip: £10 deposit will be required by the 14 March 2021, with the balance due by the 14 May 2021.
1 September trip: £10 deposit by the 1 April 2021, with the balance due by the 1 July 2021.


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