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Highclere Castle, West Berkshire                                            Wednesday 10 April

Stourhead House and Garden, Wiltshire                                    Wednesday 8 May

The Castle is a country house built in the Jacobean style by Charles Barry and is owned by the Earls of Caernarvon.   The estate of 5,000 acres includes parkland designed by Capability Brown.   This house was built on the foundations of a medieval palace of the 8th century.  Entry to the Egyptian Exhibition is included in the price of the visit.

The well known TV series “Downton Abbey” was filmed here.

Outings Programme for 2019

Outings currently arranged are listed below

Enquiries to Joan Gray (see Contacts)

This property is set in 2,650 acres of beautiful Wessex countryside.  The House was one of the first built in the Palladian style.  It contains a unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and a collection of interesting paintings.   

The beautiful landscape gardens are set in a wooded valley, which should be full of colour when we visit.  A pleasant walk can be taken around the lake, passing temples and monuments which survive from the past.

St Mary’s House and Garden, Bramber                                  Wednesday 12 June

An Enchanting late 15th Century timber framed House in magnificent gardens and charming cottage style tearooms.  Still lived in, this home has fine panelled rooms including including the unique  Elizabethan  painted room.   Five acres of beautiful Gardens, with a Ginkgo Biloba” living fossil tree, animal topiary and ”Secret” Garden.

Note; this is an afternoon visit

Ascott House, Buckinghamshire                                               Thursday 20 June

This is a half timbered house dating back to the 16th century and transformed by the Rothschilds  in the 19th century.   There are several exceptional collections within the house. The property is administered by the Rothschild family. The gardens contain specimen trees, formal and natural areas.

We will have 2 stops en route for coffee and lunch at a Garden Centre near to Ascott House.

Chatham Historic Dockyard                                                     Wednesday 17 July

We start our visit with a Guided Tour in our coach.

There are plenty of areas to explore including: RNLI Historic Lifeboats, Historic Warships, Railway Workshop and Victorian Ropery.  Good walking shoes are required as there are cobbled areas and areas unsuitable for people with access problems.  Food will be available from the Mess Deck (meals) and at the Railway Workshop (snacks).

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