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Group Travel 2017 - Abingdon & The Country Cruise

Date: 13th September 2017
Starts: 08:00
Finishes: 19:30

Venue:

(Pick up and drop off point) Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club, Jack Williams Ground, Hall Rd, Aylesford ME20 7DS

Price: £57 per person

Price includes: Coach travel, morning refreshments, informative tour guide, two hour cruise on the Thames

Your guide will meet you in the heart of Abingdon, approximately 5 miles south of Oxford, where morning refreshments will be provided at a local coaching inn. Once refreshed, you will go on a short guided tour of one of the oldest towns in the UK seeing all that Abingdon has to offer. A mighty Benedictine Abbey was founded here in Saxton times and even today the town is laced with old buildings from this lost abbey. At the centre of the Market Square stands a very tall Guildhall, built to the design of Sir Christopher Wren- as a legacy of the town’s battle with Reading. You will have free time to purchase lunch and explore a beautiful city which is home to almost 200 listed buildings.

In the afternoon, a short drive through the countryside to Oxford will take you to the old Folly Bridge where you will board an Edwardian boat that began life as a steamboat. On board, during a two hour cruise downstream through Christ Church Meadows and along the Eights Week rowing course you will enjoy the magnificent Nuneham House and Sandford Lock- the deepest on the Thames. There will be an opportunity to purchase refreshments on board before mooring back in Abingdon for the journey home.

8am: Depart Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club

4.45pm: Depart Abingdon

7.30pm: Arrive back at Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club

Click Register to book your place or alternatively, you can book by calling 01622 790195. If you have an questions please email maddy.boyle@hokh.co.uk

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