The Jurassic Coast
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True to its name, the magnificent Jurassic Coast covers 185 million years of history. From our base in Bournemouth, well explore the coastline and the towns that line its shores, on a boat cruise from Poole to Swanage and a heritage steam train journey to the village of Corfe. As for the rest of our stay, well tour Sir Walter Raleighs grand Sherborne Castle and drive through the New Forest to Beaulieu, home to one of the countrys best motor museums.
Day 1 Bournemouth
Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Bournemouth. We aim for you to arrive at the hotel between 4pm and 5pm and you can spend the remaining afternoon at leisure, relaxing in the hotel or familiarising yourself with your surroundings.
Day 2 Jurassic Coast – Corfe
Spend today at the easternmost stretch of the Jurassic coast, starting with a cruise from Pooles historic quayside to Swanage. The route takes us past Brownsea Island, the beaches of Studland Bay and a fossil-strewn landscape which ends abruptly at dramatic sea cliffs. We have a little spare time before a 10-minute walk to Swanage Railway station, for a scenic six-mile journey aboard a heritage steam train to Corfe. This beautiful, ancient village is best known for its great stone castle.
Day 3 Sherborne Castle
Sir Walter Raleigh acquired the old Sherborne Castle in 1552 and, after attempts to modernise it, decided to build an alternative home in its grounds. The original castle was reduced to ruin after the Civil War but Raleighs impressive turret-topped house remained. It was extended and remodelled by subsequent owners, used as a hospital during the First World War and requisitioned by the army in the Second World War. Today it reflects 400 years of English history in decoration, art and furniture. The glorious gardens are of equally impressive importance, with 30 acres of sweeping lawns and herbaceous borders, a 50-acre lake and 1,000 acres of parkland that have hardly altered since Capability Brown shaped it (as one of his first commissions).
Day 4 Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace House & Gardens
We take a drive through the beautiful New Forest to Beaulieu. World-famous Beaulieu National Motor Museum offers a comprehensive insight into motoring, from the earliest motor carriages to cultural classics, Grand Prix greats and future automotive design ideas. More than 250 vehicles are on display, including favourites from TV and films. Beaulieu Palace House is a more sedate place to explore. Starting life as a medieval gatehouse, it is a fine example of Victorian grandeur, with family treasures and exhibitions on the Montagu family. The Abbey Domus houses a fascinating look at medieval monastic life and the beautiful gardens include a Victorian kitchen garden, a fragrant Victorian flower garden and an informal wilderness garden.
Day 5 Bournemouth
Youll be collected at 10am by your Titan vehicle for the journey home.