Our new tour samples the best of West Essex, featuring visits to the famous Royal Gunpowder Mills and the world's oldest wooden church. We enjoy the history of a wartime airfield and enjoy a guided tour of Hatfield House, as well as spending a day exploring the delightful Epping Ongar Railway. With plenty to do, we feel sure you will love soaking up the history, culture and stunning scenery of this historic area.
Detailed Overview


4* Marriott Cheshunt, Broxbourne

Cheshunt Marriott Hotel welcomes you with a peaceful location in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

• Lift • TV • Tea/coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing Board • Free Wi-Fi • Fitness Centre • Restaurant • Bar • 24-hour Reception •

Price includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course buffet dinner with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Journey on the Epping Ongar Railway - North Weald to Ongar Return

  • Guided tour of Greensted Church

  • Entrance to North Weald Airfield Museum

  • Entrance to Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • Entrance to Hatfield House, Garden & Park with a 1-hour Guided Tour of Hatfield House

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Epping Ongar Railway, Greensted Church & North Weald Airfield Museum
Starting our day on the Epping Ongar Railway, we travel through picturesque countryside on a steam-hauled train to the town of Ongar, where we disembark and enjoy a guided tour of Greensted Church, the oldest wooden church in the world. We then return to North Weald station, where we have time for a visit to the North Weald Airfield Museum, which houses a collection of heritage & memorabilia telling the story of the adjacent North Weald Airfield and its wartime significance.

Day 3

Royal Gunpowder Mills & Hatfield House
We begin this morning with a bang, paying a visit to the Royal Gunpowder Mills in Waltham Abbey where we explore the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants. In the afternoon, we visit Hatfield House where we enjoy a guided tour before we explore the lovely gardens and look closer at the magnificent, recently commissioned water sculpture taking pride of place on the north front of the house.

Day 4

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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