Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Notts Borders Tour Was a Hit

One of my recent Coach Tours was the "Nottinghamshire Borders Tour".

This was one of the morning tours, which are much appreciated by people from the Leicester area who would rather not be out all day.

As always with these morning trips, the coach left St. Margarets Bus Station, right in the centre of Leicester where it's convenient for everybody, at 9.30am, and arrived back at 2pm.

The tour this time was around the borderland between Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, and of course I gave a commentary along the way.

We went through the splendid market town of Melton Mowbray, and past the everlasting water that gushes out beside the road at Croxton Kerrial, with far-away glimpses of the fairytale Belvoir Castle on top of its hill and the Gothic pile of Harlaxton Manor.

Then we came close to Grantham and a little later to Newark, and admired the way that in each case the parish church pinpoints the town from afar.

We made our stop, as always, at an interesting place where tea, coffee, cakes etc could be bought. This time the stop was at the magnificent Southwell Minster.

Everybody on the coach voted the tour a big hit.

If you haven't been on any of these trips, it's about time you did! The next morning trip for which tickets are still available is the "Da Vinci Code Tour" in March. You can get full details of the Coach Trips for 2007 on this website. Just click on "Upcoming Events".

Book as early as you like.