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BBC Media City, Great Houses & Cosmopolitan Cities

BBC Media City, Great Houses & Cosmopolitan Cities

Combine great historic houses, the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester with a unique insight in to the BBC on a guided tour through the Salford Quay's Media City.

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At a glance:

  • BBC Media City tour

  • Rufford Old Hall

  • Speke Hall

  • Liverpool

  • Manchester

  • Southport

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Day 1

Following collection from home, drive to Wigan and the Wigan Oak Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Take a ride to the seaside town of Southport, an attractive resort with pleasant gardens. Explore the town and purchase lunch or perhaps visit the Southport Model Railway Village. Later, travel to Rufford Old Hall; a fine Tudor building, the home for stories of romance, wealth and 500 years of Hesketh family history; there are also Victorian and Edwardian gardens to explore.

B, D

Day 3

Discover Salford Quays and enjoy a tour of the BBC studios at Media City. Walk in the footsteps of favourite celebrities, take a glimpse behind the scenes of classic TV programs while the tour producers give a lively insight into the level of work needed to get from script to screen.
Later, head into the City of Manchester, the largest Northern city, full of interesting sights, tasty food and excellent shopping. Perhaps visit the busy restaurant quarter by the canals, or maybe enjoy a visit to the unique John Rylands Library with its interesting history and architecture.

B, D

Day 4

Enjoy the morning in Liverpool. Why not visit Albert Dock to explore this historic area full of shops and attractions, including the Beatles Story, Tate Gallery and Maritime Museum. Later, travel to Speke Hall; a Tudor half-timbered house with rich interiors and fine gardens. The house has a fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants' hall enable visitors to see 'behind the scenes'. The restored garden has spring bulbs, a rose garden, summer border and stream garden.

B, D

Day 5

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel


The Mercure Wigan Oak Hotel is situated in the centre of Wigan, a convenient location for both Manchester and Liverpool.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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