‘Call the Midwife’ Film Location – Chatham Historic Dockyard

With BBC One’s popular Sunday night drama ‘Call the Midwife’ returning onto our TV screens this week, why not take a guided tour of Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent – the film location which has transformed countless times to 1950’s and 60’s East End, Poplar Dock, since 2012. 

With millions of viewers each episode, discover the fascinating exterior filming location on the 80-acre site for yourself on a 90-minute leisurely walking tour led by a costumed ‘midwife’. You will follow in the footsteps of the characters as you walk along the recognisable cobbles and past the slums and warehouses, hear facts from the filming of the show, and learn behind-the-scenes stories and new locations which were introduced in 2016. 

After the tour, take the time to explore the rest of the historic site – making it an unmissable experience to bring the series to life.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard or Call the Midwife Tour on Tuesday 11th April 2017. Please call 0118 322 4655 for further information.

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Special Offer! Five things to do in Bath…

Special Offer! Five things to do in Bath…

Day trips to Bath have always been popular as one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the UK, with its elegant Georgian architecture, unique shops, and lots for fans of history. So if you’ve never been or are perhaps just looking for something new to discover, here are five things to do in Bath…

1. Enjoy some retail therapy
Bath is one of the most scenic cities to do a spot of shopping, set against a backdrop of Georgian buildings and offering something for every budget.  The shopping area consists of some of the best independent shops outside of the capital in the Artisan Quarter and Upper Town, high street names in the Central Area, and top fashion brands in the Milsom Area.

2. Visit some of its impressive architectural gems
Visitors have been exploring the ancient city of Bath since the Roman times, so delve into the Roman, Regency, and Georgian heritage. Bath Abbey is a beautiful work of craftsmanship with stained glass windows and honey-gold stone which graces over the city. Dating from 1499 until 1616, it is the last medieval church to be built in England.

3. Experience must-see attractions
Right in the heart of the city are The Roman Baths, the only natural hot springs in England. Dating back to 2,000 years ago, visitors can discover the fascinating relics of one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world.

4. Discover its diverse collection of museums

Bath has a museum to suit every taste, whether it’s learning about how the city inspired the Jane Austen, or seeing fine art and paintings. Visit the Assembly Rooms, an elegant venue for entertainment in society at the time, for a snapshot of Georgian life. On the lower floor visit the Fashion Museum to see a world-class collection of clothing, from Georgian gowns to pieces from today’s leading designers. Explore the Jane Austen Centre which celebrates the author’s life, or alternatively, The Holburne Museum is grand building home to collections of fine art.

5. Explore its Georgian crescents
Royal Crescent is one of the most iconic sights in Bath and one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture. The façades of the row of 30 townhouses remain very much as they were when they were built. No. 1 Royal Crescent is now a museum, displaying how life would have been for its residents during the late 18th century.

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to Bath on Saturday 21st January 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking.

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A day out to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

A day out to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Get close to some wonderful wildlife on our day trip to the award-winning visitor centre Slimbridge, a wetland wildlife reserve in Gloucestershire.

Set in 2,000 acres of peaceful surroundings comprising of grasslands and the shores of the Severn estuary, it is the home to the world’s largest collection of captive swans, flamingos, geese and ducks, as well as over 200 species of birds, many rare and endangered.

During this time of year, Slimbridge is famous for winter birds in large numbers with the likes of European wigeons, golden plovers, and dunlin. You could also look out for the rarer species such as Tundra bean geese or pink-footed geese – a great opportunity for photographers too! However the most significant species to Slimbridge are the majestic Bewick’s Swans, bred in Arctic Russia. Having been fed by a Warden at the centre three times a day since the 1950s, they return for the warmer weather. 

Don’t miss activities which may be in the schedule on the day, such as a Toad Hall talk and wild bird and otter feeds. 

Stewarts Tours have a day trip to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre on Wednesday 18th January 2017. Please click here for more information or to make a booking. 

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