Planes, Boats and Automobiles Weekend Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th August
This interesting weekend starts with a visit to Henley on Thames.
The town was first described in the 12th century and is today, considered as one of the most beautiful English market towns with many interesting historical buildings. Its historic St Mary’s Church, the Town Hall, the market square and many local shops, mean Henley is a delightful place for mooching about.
Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, Henley attracts some of the world’s finest rowers. So today we can explore and maybe visit the town’s award-winning River and Rowing Museum before boarding the ‘Queen of the Thames’ boat trip down the Regatta course.
We then travel to our accommodation, in time to check in ready for our evening meal. Maybe not the first thought for accommodation, but interesting non the less. Federation House in Leatherhead, is a state-of the art complex, comprising the headquarters of the Police Federation of England and Wales with a training and conference centre and high-standard hotel accommodation, complete with restaurant, bar and leisure facilities.
The following day after checking out, we head to Weybridge for a full day at the Brooklands Museum which includes a tour of the Mercedes – Benz World.
Mercedes – Benz Tour – Discover 160 vehicles and numerous other exhibits for a full overview of the automobile’s history. The chronological tour through the Legend rooms takes you from the very beginning of automobile history in 1886 to the present day. The tour also takes you through the Collection rooms with their subject-related exhibits covering all automotive eras.
Brooklands Museum Celebrating the birthplace of British motorsport.
Dedicated to keeping the ‘Spirit of Brooklands’ alive, the museum will take us on a captivating journey through the glory days of motoring and aviation.
In the Campbell Shed you can discover the history of the Brooklands Circuit, and see some of the legendary cars that raced there. The Grand Prix Exhibition features
Formula One cars driven by racing heroes such as Senna and Hakinnen. The museum’s hangars house over 30 historic aircraft, including the ‘R for Robert’ WWII Wellington bomber, salvaged from Loch Ness.
Other attractions include the unique new Concorde Experience – (cost not included)
Timings: Leave Leominster 7:30am, Hereford 8:00am, Ross on Wye 8:30am. Depart Brooklands at 4:30pm, travel back to Ross, Hereford, Leominster .
Costs: Including travel, Henley boat trip, half board accommodation, Mercedes tour and Brookland Museum entry fees £219.00 per person including 10 single rooms without supplement
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