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Bognor Regis & the South Downs

Bognor Regis & the South Downs

We explore the coast & countryside of the South Downs on this 5 day tour


We explore the coast & countryside of the South Downs on this 5 day tour

Bognor Regis

Well known as a seaside resort, Bognor Regis is located just 100 minutes from London. Bognor's location makes it the perfect place on the South Coast to visit and explore the South Coast of West Sussex including the South Downs National Park, the beaches, country side and so much more.

The main shopping area in Bognor Regis is the pedestrians only precinct in London Road and the adjacent High Street. Here you will find not only the popular high street chain stores, but also many other independent shops. The Edwardian Shopping Arcade takes you through to the seafront and beach. Specialty markets are held in the town centre during the year selling a variety of wares including freshly cooked specialty food.

With bustling Restaurants, Cafés and Pubs and Bars in the heart of the town and many others close by, you'll be spoilt for choice for places to eat & drink.



One of the biggest seaside towns on the South Coast, Worthing is a lively destination for shopping, eating, entertainment and family fun by the seaside!

Worthing’s flat wide promenade is perfect for a leisurely stroll before relaxing with a coffee or cold drink in one of the many cafes & bars


Cute and quirky, Brighton may seem like a typical British seaside resort, but delve below the surface and you’ll discover vintage shopping, mouth-watering cuisine and plenty of pubs for an afternoon tipple. Explore the Victorian history and modern-day delights of Brighton Palace Pier, get your shop on in the winding streets and boho boutiques of The Lanes, or experience a bird’s eye perspective of the coastline from 450ft above the ground, on British Airways i360. Dig in to freshly cooked fish and chips, or get back to nature amongst the white cliffs and ancient woodlands of the South Downs National Park. From wildlife to seaside charm, Brighton rocks!



Portsmouth the port city and naval base on England’s south coast is mostly spread across Portsea Island. It’s known for its maritime heritage and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The dockyard is home to the interactive National Museum of the Royal Navy, the wooden warship HMS Victory, where Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar, and HMS Warrior 1860. The Tudor ship Mary Rose is also conserved in a dockyard museum. Experience the view from Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower. Ascend to the view decks, taking in the panoramic views, venture across the amazing glass Sky Walk and watch the boats bobbing about in the waves below your feet, then head up to the Sky Garden - with its open roof - to sit back and relax with the stunning view or enjoy coffee and cake at The Clouds, located 105 metres above the harbour. Alternatively, head back down to terra firma and tuck into lunch at the Waterfront Cafe or in one of the many places to eat and drink in the city before heading to the Gunwharf Quays shopping outlet, home to over 90 brands, for a little retail therapy.



The cathedral city of Chichester is the only city in West Sussex and is its county town. It has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was important in Anglo-Saxon times. Visit to the historic 900 year old Cathedral, a living church whose spire dominates the horizon for miles around. This magnificent Cathedral is Mother Church to the parishes of Sussex and welcomes visitors of any faith and those with none. With history, heritage, art and music – and the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens to explore – it’s a must-see for visitors of all ages.

For a bit of retail therapy, take time to browse Chichester’s elegant Georgian streets, with their mix of colourful independent shops and big name favourites. Most are located along the city’s four main shopping streets, North, East, South and West Streets, which meet at the distinctive Market Cross, but be sure to explore the the side streets where you’ll find interesting independents. From fashion and homewares, to jewellery, toys, music, food or art, it’s all here.

Whether you’re looking for coffee and home-made cake, delicious lunchtime sandwiches or tea-time treats, Chichester’s independent and chain cafes, pubs and restaurants have it all. Among the city streets you’ll find traditional tea rooms, street food, classic English Pubs with real ales and a warm welcome and intimate bars specialising in artisan spirits. 

Monday 14th Mar

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head south to Bognor Regis and our hotel the Best Western Beachcroft, a welcome drink is served as our cases are taken to the rooms. Dinner in the hotel.


Tuesday 15th Mar

Our first visit today is to the seaside resort of Worthing where we have time for coffee before continuing along the Sussex Coast to Regency Brighton. Time at leisure to explore the many attractions which include the Royal Pavilion, Historic Lanes Shopping quarter, the Palace Pier, Marina and the Brighton i360, the highest observation tower in the UK outside London. Dinner in the Beachcroft Hotel tonight is followed by entertainment.

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Wednesday 16th Mar

After breakfast we travel to the maritime city of Portsmouth. Why not visit the Historic Dockyard, where you can see HMS Victory, the newly opened Mary Rose Museum, HMS Warrior, the Royal Naval Museum and take a harbour cruise. Alternatively take a trip up to the viewing platform of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower with breath taking views of Portsmouth and the English Channel or explore the shops and coastline around the Gunwharf Quays in one of England’s greatest waterfront cities. Dinner at the hotel.

B, D

Thursday 17th Mar

This morning we head to the Georgian City of Chichester, one of the most charming and stylish cities on the south coast. Here you can explore the magnificent cathedral or simply meander the many shops. Following lunch we return to Bognor Regis for a final afternoon at leisure. Dinner in the hotel is followed by entertainment.

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Friday 18th Mar

We leave our hosts at the Beachcroft Hotel for the journey home to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Best Western Beachcroft Hotel Bognor Regis

The Best Western Beachcroft Hotel near Bognor Regis boasts many gorgeous sea view bedrooms and overlooks the peaceful Felpham beach, which can also be enjoyed from the beachfront garden. There is a lovely promenade, restaurants and beach huts on the seafront.

Set in a charming old style village, the hotel offers peace and quiet, yet remains only 5 minutes drive from Bognor Regis meaning there's lots to do and see nearby.

There's something for everyone at the Best Western Beachcroft Hotel. Not least, the cosy bar, restaurant and indoor heated pool.


All bedrooms offer en-suite facilities with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, freeview television and radio, alarm clock and tea & coffee making facilities with sweet treats. Free WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

The hotel does not have a lift and there is no accessible toilet in the property.


Weather you're looking for an impressive three course a la carte menu or a lighter bistro menu full of tasty bar classics with the Tamarisk Restaurant and Beachcroft Bar we have both on offer. You'll be able to enjoy Fish Thursday, Afternoon Tea and the hotel's famous Steak night. Relax in the Beachcroft Bar or on the outside terrace with views of the coastline.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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