June 2019

Victoria's Diamond Isle

Welcome to The Arts Society Uckfield, Lewes & Newick
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:30 to Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 18:30

Visit to the Isle of Wight

Join us for an Isle of Wight break in June/July 2019 - a very long

weekend of five days exploring some well known sights but also

going off the beaten track. The tour includes executive coaching

throughout, ferry crossings, dinner, bed and breakfast at a sought

after beach front hotel, two days with an erudite and entertaining

Blue Badge Guide and all admissions.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the very spirit of old

England has been distilled into this diamond shaped island set

in a sparkling sea. We’ll be staying at the 3* Trouville Hotel facing

Sandown’s golden beach and just a two minute walk from the pier.

This popular front line hotel has 88 rooms over four floors and has

been recently refurbished. It has the largest ballroom on the Island

where you will find evening entertainments. The sightseeing

programme is designed to be comfortable for anyone who hasn’t

been too lucky in the hips and knees lottery. We enjoy two of the

Island’s most famous attractions - Osborne House and the Haven

Street Steam Railway but we also Dimbola Lodge the home of the

pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron and

the newly opened Farringford House, beloved Island retreat of her

friend and subject, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. There will be some free

time in yachty Cowes with a visit to the quirky Max Aitken Museum

housed in an 18th century sail-maker’s loft.

This four night break is being organised by Linda Drabble

for the Arts Society Uckfield Lewes and Newick in partnership with City & Village Tours.