Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

A host of Golden Daffodils is what you will find at the annual Thriplow Charity Fete & Daffodil Festival


A host of Golden Daffodils is what you will find at the annual Thriplow Charity Fete & Daffodil Festival

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend

Each year 7,000 - 10,000 people visit Thriplow for our annual Daffodil Weekend. Visitors step back in time, walking the beautiful traffic-free lanes and connecting footpaths, visiting residents 'Open Gardens', Craft Barns, Marquees, Stalls and Demonstrations and experiencing the warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the music, take a dray ride, teas/lunches served throughout the afternoon

Daffodil Weekend is a village community (450 residents) working together. Virtually everyone in the village does something towards the event, be it baking cakes, helping serve teas, working in the car park or picking up litter at the end of the day to bring off one of the best loved charity events in Cambridgeshire.



A joyous coincidence of geography and geology has allowed Stamford to remain the "finest stone town in England", its prosperity drawn from the wool trade and its historical position as a mail coach inter-change on the Great North Road almost halfway between London and York.

Stamford was the first town in the country to create a conservation area in 1967 and it has this to thank for the fact that over the subsequent half century much of its historical architectural heritage has remained intact. Stamford is idyllic enough to have formed the backdrop for television costume dramas such as Middlemarch and the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice. It is regularly a finalist in The Sunday Times the best place to live in Britain survey.



Cambridge is home to the famous University, carols in King's College Chapel and punting on the river Cam. Cambridge is a compact cosmopolitan city with outstanding architecture old and new. The beauty of its ancient centre is preserved with its walkable medieval streets, college courts, gardens and bridges.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head south via Scotch Corner to the Market Town of Retford for lunch, from here we continue south and visit Stamford proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as 'the finest stone town in England', Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967. It has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches, all real gems. We now only have a short journey to Huntingdon and our hotel the Marriott. Dinner is served in the hotel.


Day 2

Following breakfast we visit the city of Cambridge, explore the narrow streets and unique shops, view one of the many university colleges or browse the daily market, in the afternoon we head to Thriplow, where the streets are awash with daffodils, this original village fete has become a major tourist attraction and during the annual charity Daffodil Weekend visitors step back in time, walking the beautiful traffic-free lanes and connecting footpaths, visiting residents 'Open Gardens', listening to music, watching Morris dancing. Add local craft stalls and displays of vintage vehicles, home produced food and you can see why this is such a popular event. Dinner in the hotel tonight.

B, D

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast in the hotel we begin our journey home to Cumbria, stopping off en route in the magnificent cathedral city of Lincoln, where we have time at leisure for lunch before continuing home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Huntingdon Marriott Hotel

As a highly regarded 4-star hotel in Cambridgeshire, the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel meets guests' expectations for attentive service, supreme comfort and thoughtful amenities. Located on the outskirts of Huntingdon, it's close to major motorways, Cambridge, horse racing at Newmarket and Brampton, the Nene Valley Railway and Duxford Imperial War Museum. Built in 1998, the Huntingdon Marriott Hotel offers distinctive leisure and business travel accommodation. Our Cambridgeshire hotel offers recently refurbished guest rooms with high-speed Internet access and plush luxurious bedding. Fine dining awaits in Brooke's Restaurant, an elegant setting to enjoy a la carte and table d'hote specialties. When looking for Huntingdon accommodation, you couldn't find a finer hotel.


Guest Rooms in Detail

  • Luxury bedding: down comforters, custom duvets, cotton-rich linen

  • High-speed Internet, large desk, ergonomic chair at the Marriott Hotel Huntingdon

  • Our luxury hotel in Cambridgeshire features ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, iron, trouser press

  • Coffeemaker/tea service; 24-hour room service and daily housekeeping

  • Fax/modem link, voice mail, cable/satellite TV, pay-per-view, air conditioning

  • Complimentary use of health club

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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