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Reunion Holiday 2022 Bournemouth & New Forest

Reunion Holiday 2022 Bournemouth & New Forest

Meet up with friends old & new on this short break staying at the Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth


Meet up with friends old & new on this short break staying at the Carlton Hotel, Bournemouth


With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all - a vast variety of shops, restaurants, museums and endless countryside with beautiful award-winning gardens and water sports galore. Bournemouth's gardens are split into three areas of Victorian beauty- starting with the Lower Gardens, adjacent to the sea and leading to the Central Gardens in the town centre and then the Upper Gardens. The 2-mile long Bournemouth Gardens offer rock gardens, an aviary and plant species from 3 continents. The Pavilion Theatre and Ballroom is Bournemouth's venue for year round entertainment. Built in the 1920s, it retains its original and elegant styling and is Bournemouth's regular home for West End stage shows, Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Comedy and concerts as well as for corporate presentations and dinner dances, product launches and small conferences. The resort is also home to Bournemouth Pier - a must-visit attraction with amazing views. Attractions include indoor climbing, zip wire, restaurant, cafes & gift shops.



Known as 'The city in the countryside', the magnificent medieval city of Salisbury has it all: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, not to mention a superb range of attractions, including the UK's finest medieval cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral offers one superlative after another, from the tallest spire in Britain and Europe's oldest working clock to the world's best-preserved Magna Carta. It stands in the largest medieval close in Britain, where you will also find award-winning museums and a superb National Trust property.


The New Forest

The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in the heavily populated south east of England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset. The name also refers to the New Forest National Park which has similar boundaries. There are many villages dotted around the area, and several small towns in the forest and around its edges.


Burley is located towards the western edge of the New Forest, 5 miles south-east of Ringwood. The village is fairly scattered, and apart from the village centre, there is Burley Street to the north; Bisterne Close to the east; and the Mill Lawn area to the north-east. Burley has a post office, newsagents, butcher’s shop, and village stores, as well as tea rooms, antique shops, art galleries and gift shops. The village still practices the old tradition of commoning, allowing animals to graze on the open Forest, and ponies and cattle roam freely around the village. Burley Fire Station is thought to be the only fire station in the country with a cattle grid at the entrance.


Lyndhurst is a large village in the New Forest National Park. Serving as the administrative capital of the New Forest, it is a popular tourist attraction, with many independent shops, art galleries, cafés, museums, pubs and hotels. The name derives from an Old English name, comprising the words lind (lime tree) and hyrst (wooded hill).

The village is known as "Capital of the New Forest" and houses the New Forest District Council. The first mention of Lyndhurst was in the Domesday Book of 1086 under the name 'Linhest'. The Court of Verderers sits in the Queens House in Lyndhurst. The church of St. Michael and All Angels was built in the 1860's and remains a major landmark in the area. Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is buried here.

The village is surrounded by the open heathland of the New Forest, containing a complex of woodland, heathland and acid grassland, shrub and valley bog, supporting a richness and diversity of wildlife. 



Poole is a bustling tourist resort in the east of Dorset, known for its large natural harbour (2nd largest in the world behind Sydney), exciting entertainment and award winning blue flag beaches.

With Poole’s natural coastal setting you are sure to find plenty of superb beachside cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars making it a great place to relax with friends.

Sandbanks Ferry

The Sandbanks Ferry is a chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour. The route runs from Sandbanks to Studland and in doing so connects the coastal parts of the towns of Bournemouth and Poole with Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. This avoids a 25-mile journey by road on a return trip.

The entrance to Poole Harbour is a particularly busy waterway, used by many private and leisure craft along with commercial vessels including large ferries serving routes to France. This often affects the ability of the ferry to maintain its nominal 20 minute frequency. 



Monday 7th Feb

We leave Cumbria early morning for the journey south to Bournemouth. We will arrive at the Best Western Signature Collection Carlton Hotel late afternoon. A welcome drink is served whilst our cases are taken to the rooms. Happy hour bar prices before dinner in the hotel is followed by tonight’s live entertainment.


Tuesday 8th Feb

Breakfast in the hotel before a morning visit to the magnificent cathedral city of Salisbury, with its historic charter market, we return to Bournemouth after lunch for some time at leisure in this lovely seaside resort. Happy hour bar prices before dinner in the hotel is followed by tonight’s live entertainment.

B, D

Wednesday 9th Feb

Today we have a full day tour of the New Forest calling first at the picturesque village of Burley, with its connections to witchcraft and smuggling before continuing to Lyndhurst, the self styled capital of the New Forest. Happy hour bar prices before dinner in the hotel is followed by tonight’s live entertainment.

B, D

Thursday 10th Feb

This morning we visit Poole, one of the world’s largest natural harbours. We then head to the Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruin of Corfe Castle on our way to Swanage. We return to Bournemouth via
the Sandbanks ferry and millionaires row. Happy hour bar prices before our final dinner in the hotel is followed by tonight’s live entertainment.

B, D

Friday 11th Feb

We leave Bournemouth and the Carlton Hotel for the return journey to Cumbria, arriving back early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Situated on Bournemouth's famous East Cliff, Bournemouth Carlton Hotel, BW Signature Collection offers beautiful sea views, gardens and a leisure club. Built in the Victorian era, the hotel has a rich history and has attracted some illustrious guests over the years, including Harold Macmillan, Bobby Moore and General Eisenhower, who debated D-Day landing plans with Field Marshal Montgomery over lunch at the hotel during World War Two.

Frederick's Restaurant serves classic British dishes that use fresh, seasonal ingredients, from healthy salads to juicy steaks. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. Choose from continental and cooked items, as well as vegetarian options and dishes cooked to order such as omelettes, poached eggs, porridge and kippers. 

Guests can enjoy classic cocktails and fine wines in the spacious bar.

The bright and airy rooms at Bournemouth Carlton; Best Western Signature Collection have free WiFi access and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Many rooms have views across the Bournemouth Bay and a balcony, and all feature en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee facilities and a work desk.

The leisure club features a free-form seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a large terrace and bar.


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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