Southend on Sea & Maritime Essex

Southend on Sea & Maritime Essex

Steeped in maritime history with the Maritime museum and the Cutty Sark, Greenwich has lots to explore. The RHS gardens at Hyde Hall showcase the very best of planting and current horticultural ideas. Southend's seafront is seven miles long so you can get away from it all!

Your Holiday Highlights


5 Days • 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast • Home Link included


•   Shoeburyness, Leigh-On-Sea

and Old Leigh

  • Southend-on-Sea seafront hotel

• Battlesbridge antiques and craft centre

•   Picturesque Cockle Sheds,

Cottages and Inns

•   Visit the Royal Horticultural Society

garden at Hyde Hall

  • HIstoric Greenwich




We depart from your local area and travel to
Southend-on-Sea, arriving late afternoon at
the Park Inn Palace Hotel for the
next 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast.


We head west from Southend towards
London and Greenwich. Greenwich is home to the
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park with
the Meridian line and old world pubs including the
Trafalgar Tavern, the newly restored Cutty Sark is
nearby and there are plenty of places for lunch.


Today we drive to the village of
Rettendon, near Chelmsford. Here we visit the
RHS (royal Horticultural Society) garden at Hyde
Hall. This superb garden of 360 acres blends into
the surrounding farmlands. We return to spend
the afternoon in Southend where you can take the
train to the end of the pier. At nearly a mile and
half long, the pier is the longest in the world and
the little train runs continuously. The seafront is
seven miles long and there are plenty of shopping


Leaving Southend, we head east
to Shoeburyness. Once a fortified roman
settlement, the small town sits on a peninsula
which juts into the Thames estuary. From here,
we head inland to the village of Canewdon, near
Rochford. St Nicholas church offers splendid
views over the estuary and is linked to local
legends of witchcraft and ghosts. Our next stop
is the village of Battlesbridge and the fascinating
antiques, collectables and craft centre. Over
80 dealers are housed in the old buildings and
courtyards. From here we come to picturesque
Leigh-on-Sea with its shops, restaurants and
parks. Finally, we visit Old Leigh - an old fishing
village. It boasts fishing boats, craft shops,
cottages, wharfs and cockle sheds along its


After breakfast we head for home.

Your Hotel


The Park Inn Palace Hotel in Southend-on-Sea

enjoys great views across the Thames estuary.

Close to all the towns amenities it offers a

stylish restaurant, a modern bar and lounge area

with panoramic views.

All bedrooms are en suite and have TV and tea/

coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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