The Swan at Lavenham Hotel reveals WWll history – Two nights from £550 for two people (£138pppn)
Immerse yourself in WWll history with an exclusive break at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa.
The 15th century hotel is offering a two-night summer weekend package including a visit to Lavenham Airfield where the 487th Bombardment Group of the US Eighth Air Force were based during the Second World War.
Inspired by Apple TV’s current series, Masters of the Air, based on Donald L. Miller’s non-fiction book of the same name, the exclusive Airmen’s Stay for two sharing is only available over four weekends with just five packages for each.
Arriving on Saturday and departing after breakfast the following Monday, the package includes a welcome bottle of 487th Commemorative Beer from local St Peters’ Brewery each with a bowl of pork scratchings and dinner on Saturday evening in the fine dining Gallery restaurant.
A highlight of the weekend will be tickets to join an exclusive walking tour of the nearby Lavenham Airfield on the Sunday commencing at 10am and finishing at 1.30pm. Although not a long walk, it includes many stops to show the places where moments in history were made. Led by volunteers, the airfield walk is only available for a small number of days during the year and takes place in all weather conditions.
Back at the hotel, the package includes The Swan’s 487 Afternoon Tea featuring a modern take on sweet and savoury delights, which might have been enjoyed during 1940s wartime Britain. As well as visual elements to commemorate the ‘Friendly Invasion’.
Some relaxation time is also included over the weekend with two hour’s free use of the heat facilities in Weavers’ House Spa which include an outdoor vitality pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation suite. Complimentary Temple Spa toiletries and a fluffy towelling robe for use during your stay will also be provided in your room.
Dates are 8th and 9th June, 13th and 14th July, 10th and 11th August and 7th and 8th September.
Prices for the Airmen’s Stay weekend are from around £550 for two sharing a Lavenham room including full breakfast both mornings and an allowance of £30 per person towards dinner in The Gallery restaurant, excluding drinks. Booking is essential by either calling 01787 247 477 or online at www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk, where you will also find more details.