Rolls Royce Holidays.

September 2012. The Holiday started with an overnight stop at the Balmer Lawn Hotel just north of Brockenhurst on Friday 31st August. We then sailed from Lymington to Yarmouth at 10.45am on Saturday 1st September and returned on Tuesday 4th September. The trip was arranged by the South West Section of the RREC. We went in our 1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, CYT 321V. Chassis 40021.

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        Six Rolls Royces, four Bentleys and a Range Rover took part in this trip.  The drive to the Balmer Lawn Hotel on the Friday was fraught to say the least. The traffic was extremely heavy and almost everyone had a much longer journey than expected. Getting through Lyndhurst was particularly slow. The main holiday was based at the excellent Royal Hotel  at Ventnor.  This hotel is rather old-fashioned, rather like being in a time-warp. The food was very good and the stay most enjoyable. The only drawback was that parking for our large cars was somewhat restricted. This was quite a short holiday in terms of distance travelled and we covered only 422 miles door to door.


Friday 31st August.                         Drive from North Devon to the Balmer Lawn Hotel, just north of Brockenhurst.

Saturday 1st September.             Catch the 10.45 Ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and drive to Carisbrooke Castle.

                                                              Lunch at the Castle and then drive to the Royal Hotel at Ventnor for a cream tea.

                                                              Excellent dinner in the Hotel.

Sunday 2nd September.               The Garlic Farm.  Coffee, followed by a tractor/trailer tour and then lunch.

                                                              The afternoon was spent at Osborne House. Dinner at the Hotel.

Monday 3rd September.                A morning visit and ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

                                                                Lunch at the Brading Roman Villa, followed by a guided tour.

                                                                Reception and Gala Dinner back at the Hotel.

Tuesday 4th September.              Pack up and return to the ferry and then home.

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The Royal Hotel at Ventnor.

Our trusty steed outside the entrance.

Our Organizer: thanks Trish.

The delightful pool at the Royal.

View of Ventnor beach from the Royal's Cliff Garden.

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