12th - 16th April 2019:
Twinning visit to Buxton
Information and resources
Please note: In unforeseen circumstances details may have to be amended. Any last minute changes will be posted on the website.
Optional lunch at the Con Club after Saturday's Procession...
We have reserved the function room at Buxton Conservative Club, 3-5 Concert Place SK17 6EE, following the service on the slopes. There is a licensed bar for anyone who would like to meet for an informal drink; food will also available and can be pre-ordered directly with the venue up until Monday 9th April. So if you would like to order something to eat, please be sure to do so before this date.
Guided Tours of Buxton with a French Speaking Guide
For the Saturday Afternoon of the Twinning Visit, Viv Marriott has offered to organise a guided tour of Buxton, with a French speaking guide for the benefit of our guests. There are a couple of options available:
Option 1. A tour of approximately one hour aboard the 'Wonder of the Peak' tourist tram. Allowing for the guide, there would be seven places available for passengers. This option would be suitable for anyone with limited mobility. The cost would be £10.00 per person.
Option 2. A guided 'walking bus' tour of the town for up to 10 people, in French and English. The cost for this option would be £7.00 per person.
Both tours would start and end in front of the Opera House. Times TBA, but probably mid-afternoon.
Ideas and Events for Sunday 14th
Some ideas of places to visit from Viv Marriott
Biddulph Grange - Café snacks and sandwiches
Little Morton Hall - Not been, but looks lovely
Hardwick Hall - Very interesting. Good café
Stoke Museum - Excellent museum . Good snack bar (filled oatcakes etc)
Information and Attractions in York
City Centre map (including rendezvous points) at the bottom of the page, or click here.
York Railway Museum
Entry to the National Railway Museum in York is free, and there is lots to see and do. Every day the museum arranges a number of free talks, tours and demonstrations which vary from day to day, so it's worth picking up a copy of 'Today’s Events' flyer on arrival at the Museum, as this details the times and locations of these events. We have also obtained some 10% discount vouchers which can be used in the museum shop, these will be available on the coaches.
For anyone with reduced mobility there are manual push wheelchairs available, free of charge, at both entrances to the museum and these can be reserved in advance. The Museums telephone number is 03330 161010.
Road Train from York Minster to the Railway Museum
Ticket prices are normally £3 each per adult and £2 per child each way, however we have obtained 2 for 1 discount vouchers for anyone who would like to make the journey à bord du petit train.
Some other attractions in York
Afternoon Tea at Betty’s
Walk the walls
York’s Chocolate Story
Roman Bath House
York Castle Museum
Clifford’s Tower (English Heritage)
Jorvik Viking Centre
Hop on Hop off sightseeing bus
Treasurer’s House (National Trust)
www.visityork.org for more info.
Map showing rendezvous points
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