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TOP TEN SEASIDE & GARDEN

A love of the seaside and an interest in gardening are two of the most readily identifiable markers of British identity.  By all means bring a picnic and plan for a paddle but also know that you’ll go home with a real insight into the stories and characters that make up the great British Seaside brought to you by a top notch Blue Badge Guide. Our guides know an awful lot about what they are going to show you but they aren’t going to tell you everything they know. For a beautifully balanced day combining entertaining and engaging commentary with free time to explore and browse on your own you can’t do better than a C&V Blue Badge Guide.

SUSSEX COASTAL CURIOS

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

This day is both entertaining and easy on the feet with the added attraction of sitting together for morning coffee and a chicken lunch included in the tour fee.

We visit the soaring chapel of Lancing College & the extrodinary Sistine Chapel reproduction in a tucked away church at Goring-By-Sea.


THE SUFFOLK COASTAL TOUR

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Explore the fragile fascinating Suffolk Coast with visits to Southwold and Aldeburgh and enjoy a fish & chip lunch at the famous flora Tea Rooms at Dunwich Beach



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RYE OR HYTHE & THE ROMNEY MARSH

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

The Romney Marsh is a mysterious region of Kent, rich in history and legend. This fine day out, tried and tested over the past twenty years, is undemanding on the feet but satisfying on the senses. The day includes a fish & chip lunch at the famous Pilot Inn at Dungeness. In the afternoon choose between a visit to beautiful Rye or the historic  Port of Hythe.

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CREEKS, COCKLES & COCKNEYS

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

This day starts on a lonely hilltop looking out over Hadleigh Castle and the Thames Estuary, includes a coach tour of an unexplored area of Essex, a two-course lunch with coffee in a 3* seaside hotel, free time in Southend and a visit to picturesque old Leigh-on-Sea.

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THE OLD KENT COAST

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Broadstairs and Deal are survivors of a bygone age imparting a sense of what the English Seaside at its best is all about. Join us on this entertaining day as we take a trip down memory lane to the grand age of the British seaside. We also pay a visit to the Secret Gardens of Sandwich, made famous by the posh couple from Channel 4’s Gogglebox and is one of Monty Don’s top ten gardens.

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APPLES & OYSTERS

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Faversham is the oldest market town in Kent: It oozes charm and character. Fruit from the Kent orchards and oysters from Whitstable made this the larder for London. This day includes visits to Whitstable and Faversham and morning coffee and lunch (or an early lunch with a coffee) in an historic Faversham Inn.

Also available as a midday start.

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BETH CHATTO & THE HA’PENNY PIER

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Visit the beautiful Stour estuary where Essex meets Suffolk, from England’s smallest town to the sea by the Ha’Penny Pier in Old Harwich. In the afternoon we visit the Beth Chatto Gardens created by the pioneer of ecological gardening.

Always a Blue Badge guide - no Uber-Couriers here.


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COTSWOLDS GOLD

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Explore the beautiful countryside of the South Western Cotswolds and the Gloucestershire Golden Valleys with visits to Tetbury, Painswick and Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury - a compact, beautiful garden with a huge variety of plants and flowers to enjoy.  

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EPPING FOREST & CAPEL MANOR GARDENS

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

A day of forest glades & garden inspirations. Epping Forest is a place of sunlit glades, rough heaths and great hornbeam trees. This morning we explore the heart of the forest and see a Tudor hunting Lodge. After lunch in genteel Epping our afternoon is spent at Capel Manor Gardens which are delightful throughout the year.

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BEDFORD & KATHY BROWN’S GARDEN

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SEASIDE & GARDEN

Judge’s wife Kathy Brown likes edible flowers and modern art and has created some unusual garden rooms at her idyllic manor house in Bedfordshire based on famous paintings by artists such as Rothko and Monet. In the morning we explore handsome Bedford on the Great Ouse and spend the afternoon at Kathy’s garden.

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Our garden tours concentrate on smaller, independent gardens with living owners who bring their individual magic to theirart as well as some very good homemade cake. We set each garden visit into its local context with a guided tour of the neighbouring countryside bringing out the best of the past, present and future of rural England.