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Historic Houses & Castles

Banqueting House & Westminster Abbey, London

Mon 16th Mar 2020: A day to discover two of the most royally linked buildings in the capital. Our first stop, The Banqueting House, was created as an area to provide court entertainment so hosted a number of masques with dancing taking place beneath the Rubens-painted ceiling.

Date: 16/03/2020
Blenheim Palace & Light Trail, Oxfordshire

Thurs 12th Dec 2019: Enjoy Blenheim Palace at Christmas time with the Light Trail included where the parkland will be lit with thousands of festive lights and magical installations.

Date: 12/12/2019
Bletchley Park - Code Breakers' Station & Lunch

Wed 11th Dec 2019: Discover Bletchley Park 'The Enigma Code Breakers Station' with a 1940's Festive Lunch for you all to enjoy.

Date: 11/12/2019
Chatsworth House dressed for Christmas

Tues 19th, Wed 27th Nov, Fri 6th & Mon 16th Dec 2019; Enjoy Chatsworth House will be magically transformed during the Christmas season with the lower floors of the house decorated to the theme of “A Land Far Far Away”. The glimmer of candles, the fragrance of decorated trees and the sound of music playing, combine to make a unique experience.

3 departures between 27/11/2019 and 16/12/2019
Erddig House & Gardens, Wrexham

Mon 9th Mar 2020: Situated on the outskirts of Wrexham, Erddig is one of the UK’s finest stately homes, a Grade I listed property, now owned by National Trust. Previous owners, the Yorke family had an unusually high regard for the servants and staff who looked after the house so the tour, which starts 'below stairs' tells the story, over 200 years, through an impressive collection of portraits, photographs and verses.

Date: 09/03/2020
Hampton Court Florimania with Lunch

Fri 20th Mar 2020; Enjoy an amazing extravaganza of colourful floral displays at this special event held at Hampton Court with lunch included

Date: 20/03/2020
Hampton Court Palace Tudor Christmas, Surrey

Tues 17th Dec 2019; Enjoy a festive lunch at Hampton Court Palace that celebrates the festivities in Tudor style!

Date: 17/12/2019
Harewood House 'Dressed for Christmas', Leeds

Tues 26th Nov 2019: A festive visit to a country house as it opens its doors to invite you into its “Dreams of the 1920’s”. With decorations extending throughout the house and into the surrounding grounds as well as festive themed music, you’ll be able to enjoy a Guided Tour of the house which will include the State Rooms, Below Stairs as well as the Terrace Gallery.

Date: 26/11/2019
Highclere Castle 'Home of Downton Abbey'

'Downton Abbey' is opening its doors again for a movie version in September 2019! Join us on our special springtime dates to Highclere Castle, more lovingly known as Downton Abbey, and follow in the footsteps of the Crawley family and their servants on this real life film set.

2 departures on 21/04/2020 and 22/04/2020
Shugborough Hall dressed for Christmas (NT)

Sun 1st Dec 2019: Discover and join us for magical day out at Shugborough Hall which will be dressed for Christmas, once described as 'a perfect paradise'.

Date: 01/12/2019
Stonor House 'Dressed for Christmas'

Tues 10th Dec 2019: Home to the Stonor family for over 850 years, Stonor Park House is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today – but it’s no museum. As the oldest member of the Stonor family, the house has a thousand stories to tell.

Date: 10/12/2019
The Bentley Priory & De Havilland Aircraft Museum

Wed 25th Mar 2020: Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of how the beautiful Grade II listed house became the location of Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain in 1940. After watching a short award-winning film, join the guided tour to discover stories of leadership, courage and technology and how the Battle was won as Britain’s darkest hour then became her finest.

Date: 25/03/2020
Tissington Hall - 'Star of Wonder', Derbyshire

Mon 2nd Dec 2019: Discover 'Christmas in Neverland', it's set to be one festive day out at Tissington Hall and you'll have a guided tour and a 2 course lunch inlcuded as well!

Date: 02/12/2019
Weston Park Christmas Food & Craft Fayre

Sat 7th Dec 2019: Discover Weston Park the former home of the Earl of Bradford. From the very unique Gobelin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house, to the stunning Dining Room decorated for Christmas, there’s a lot to see.

Date: 07/12/2019
Windsor Castle Dressed For Christmas

Thurs 19th Dec 2019: Enjoy Windsor Castle in all its glory as we visit at the most festive time of year when it will be transformed into a festive splendour!

Date: 19/12/2019

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