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Join us as we head to Hayling Island, a haven for wildlife and our base for our Sussex Bygone Years tour.  Stay in the beautiful 4-star Langstone Hotel on the Langstone Quays Resort, overlooking the estuary and harbour.  This wonderful tour will give you a taste of what this historic area of West Sussex has to offer as you immerse yourself with visits to some of its best attractions.  Walk in the footsteps of Romans with a visit to the awe-inspiring Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens, the largest Roman home in Britain. Discover what rural life in Sussex was like at the Weald and Downland Museum, a hidden gem in the heart of the picturesque South Downs, enjoy uncovering over 1,000 years of history with over 50 relocated historic houses to explore. With a story that began in 1067 there’s lots to discover on a visit to Arundel Castle. The castle contains many original features such as the Norman Keep, medieval gatehouse and the Barbican.  Wander the award-winning tropical and English Gardens, a treat for the senses. Along with free time in historic Chichester, Bosham and Arundel this taste of Sussex has something for everyone and will leave you wanting more.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Admission to Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Admission to Fishbourne Roman Palace

Admission to Arundel Castle, Keep and Gardens

Excursions as specified

Executive coach travel throughout


Single room supplement - £93.00


Depart Leyland at 08.00hrs for our journey to the Langstone Quays Resort, Hayling Island with a suitable lunch stop en-route.

Tuesday - Thursday
Free time in the resort with the following excursions:

Half day - spend this morning relaxing at the resort with an opportunity to use the wonderful leisure facilities or explore the surrounding area and its wildlife, with an afternoon visit to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

Full day - visit to Bosham, a small attractive village on Chichester Harbour, once inhabited by Romans, this is where legend has it that the Danish King Canute sat in a chair, surrounded by his courtiers and demanded the waves to go back, needless to say he got his feet wet. Canute's 8 year old daughter drowned at Bosham and is buried in Bosham Church in a Saxon coffin at the foot of the chancel steps. Walk in footsteps of wealthy Romans at Fishbourne Roman Palace with the rest of the day free to explore historic Chichester, compact and pleasant to walk on foot wander the pedestrianised city neatly enclosed within city walls, with broad streets housing wonderful architecture, listed buildings and the magnificent cathedral.

Full day - todays excursion takes us to Arundel with free time to explore the charming, stylish, picturesque town packed with history, includes a visit to the magnificent Arundel Castle, Keep and Gardens.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for our return journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route.



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 The Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website







Hotel Contact

 023 9246 5011






About the hotel




Located in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Langstone Quays Resort is a beautiful, modern, low-rise hotel (just ground and first floor) located in a stunning harbour-side setting, perfect for getaways, offering a wonderful place to stay and relax, a great, convenient location from which to explore surrounding areas. Guest bedrooms are contemporary, well-equipped, comfortable rooms.













Upper floor accessible by stairs only





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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed