Bletchley Park & IWM Duxford - Sun 11th March 2018
- Duration: 2 Days
- Product code: PLZPKE
Visiting two destinations which played such a huge part in our wartime history, this short break will appeal to those with a healthy interest in Britain’s history. In the past few years the story of the top secret code breaking facility at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire has been thrust in to the public consciousness with a string of television dramas and a superb film starring Benedict Cumberbatch. IWM Duxford is home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and maritime craft. Explore the former RAF fighter station that was used during both the First and Second World Wars.
After being collected from your local pick point around 7.00/7.30am we head up to IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire with a stop mid morning on route. We arrive at Duxford late morning where you are free to explore this impressive museum. There are a number of exhibitions tracing its history including The 1940’s Operation Room, Historic Duxford - where you can discover how the men and women lived at Duxford, meet the skilled engineers who restore the aircraft plus get up close to some of the most iconic aircraft including the Lancaster, Spitfire, Concorde and Vulcan. Entrance price included. Late afternoon we head to our hotel in Northampton.
Fascinating day out as we head to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes for a visit to the famous WWII code breaking centre. Seeing one of the Enigma Machines, including the rare 'Abwehr G312', is undoubtedly a highlight of a busy day out at Bletchley Park, but there is much more than machines in a visit to the historic site. Check out the tales of spies and strategic deception. There are plenty of different activities and exhibitions, from wartime toys to working computers, a wartime mini cinema to an outstanding Churchill collection. We allow around 6 hours at Bletchley - entrance included. We depart for home around 3.30pm. Arriving back in the local area around 6.30pm.
Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Inn Northampton
Set in leafy manicured gardens, the Holiday Inn Northampton is just 2.5 miles from Northampton town centre. There is an extensive hot buffet breakfast served in the chic Brasserie and in the evening there will be a choice of menu - served buffet style. You can relax in the lounge bar with a drink and Wi-Fi access in the public areas of the hotel. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished with a contemporary style and offer en suite bathrooms, Flat screen TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Passenger lift to all floors.