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Abbey-cwm-Hir Dressed for Christmas

Thurs 7th Nov 2019: Discover Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall! It will be dressed for Christmas and what a spectacular sight to see as it bursts with thousands of collectable items and is brimming with Christmas decorations galore!

Date: 07/11/2019
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
Batemans House & Gardens (NT), East Sussex

Tues 17th Sept 2019: Discover Bateman's, a seventeenth century house with a twentieth century garden made by Rudyard Kipling, who lived here between 1902-36. Explore the beautiful gardens that surround this beautiful old stone house with an orchard, herb garden, wildflower meadow and pond. Just a short stroll by the river reveals a watermill and beyond that there are farmland walks.

Date: 17/09/2019
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
Bodnant Garden in North Wales

Mon 16th Sept 2019: Enjoy Bodnant Garden's beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy, on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia mountain range.

Date: 16/09/2019
Buckingham Palace with a Thames Lunch Cruise

Wed 18th Sept 2019: Explore the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Highlights include: Paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Poussin, Canaletto and Claude; sculpture by Canova and Chantrey.

Date: 18/09/2019
Chartwell (NT), Kent

Wed 2nd Oct 2019: This was the family home of Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they did when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs. The beautiful terraced gardens contain Lady Churchill's Rose Garden and there are lakes created by Churchill.

Date: 02/10/2019
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.

4 departures between 19/11/2019 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
Henley on Thames & Greys Court

Thurs 19th Sept 2019: Henley on Thames is a 13th century market town that is widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful towns in England. Enjoying a wonderful riverside setting, the town boasts a delightful array of independent shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. In the afternoon we continue to Greys Court (NT).

Date: 19/09/2019
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
Littlecote House - Festive Lunch at Warners

Tues 19th Nov 2019: Enjoy Littlecote House, built in the mid-1500’s the Grade I listed Tudor manor is set in 113 acres of landscaped gardens and rolling parklands. Today, under the ownership of Warner’s, it has a story that spans centuries, including playing host to occupying Romans, a Civil War army and was the location of a tryst between King Henry VIII and his third queen to be, Jane Seymour.

Date: 19/11/2019
Longleat Festival of Light

Frid 15th Nov 2019; Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning Capability Brown landscaped parkland, and is one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. The festival of light is held every year, and features giant Chinese Lanterns hand made out of steel frames which are covered in beautiful silks.

Date: 15/11/2019
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
The Royal Courts of Justice & The Supreme Court

Fri 8th Nov 2019: Discover the Royal Courts of Justice and hear stories of the most famous criminal cases with a chance to hear a case live from the public gallery!

Date: 08/11/2019
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
Waddesdon Manor (NT) Festive Lunch

Enjoy National Trust property, Waddesdon Manor, at the most festive time of year where you'll have time to explore the house and the Christmas Fair outside plus enjoy a 2 course lunch with a glass of wine.

Date: 20/11/2019
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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