Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Three Outstanding Trips in the Offing

As is widely known, I organise a good number of Coach Trips from Leicester every year, and most people who have been on them agree that they constitute a most enjoyable experience. Not only do I take you to great places, I also give a commentary along the way, bringing to life the fascinating sights and places encountered en route.

If you have not yet sampled at least one of the trips, then there has never been a better time to do so than now.

In the next few weeks, I am leading no fewer than three of what I would consider the best excursions in my programme.

On Saturday 29th May, it`s "Portsmouth", the fabulous maritime city on the South coast. Not only is there an immense amount of naval heritage, Portsmouth is steeped in a great deal of history. People born in the city include Charles Dickens and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles II was married there and Sherlock Holmes was created while Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was practising in Portsmouth as a doctor, and now the city is home to one of this century`s iconic structures, the amazing Spinnaker Tower. I will be leading a Guided Walk around the most historic parts of the city as part of the day.

Then on Wednesday 7th July it`s "Colchester and Constable Country", travelling into my own home county of Essex. Colchester is the oldest town in Britain, where an extraordinary sweep of history can be experienced, and the lovely Constable Country, straddling the borders of Essex and Suffolk, produced the great landscape painter John Constable. We will be visiting Colchester and Dedham (where Constable attended school and whose church features in so many of his paintings), and making shorter visits to East Bergholt (where he was born) and Flatford (where his father was the miller).

And on Saturday 31st July it`s "North Wales Tour", travelling into Snowdonia, visiting Betws-y-Coed (generally regarded as outstandingly pretty), Llanberis (at the foot of Snowdon) and Conwy (dominated by one of Edward I`s mighty castles).

In each case, the coach leaves St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester at 8am, and is expected back about 9pm. The price is a modest 25.

To make sure of a place, ring me on 0116 2611576 as soon as possible.