• Henley DFAS

Day Visits

Please note that due to the Pandemic this live excursion to Sudeley Castle has now been postponed until 2022. Dates will be published as soon as we are in a position to do so.
Sudeley Castle: Family Home, Church and Gardens


Sudeley Castle, surrounded by award winning gardens with magnificent views of the Cotswolds, has Royal connections dating back over 1000 years to the time of Ethelred the Unready. The castle was built on its present site in the 15th century and a magnificent banqueting hall was subsequently added by Richard III. This is now a romantic ruin.

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Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 10.30am. An email will be sent to you the day before the visit with a link to it.
A Virtual Live Visit to Florence
A virtual Live Visit to Florence
Hope and Salvation through Faith

Duomo Square
Details of our excursion in Florence will be published shortly.
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Thursday 22nd July 2021 (Booking 20th May 2021 if at Phyllis Court)
Henry Moore, Sculpture Garden, House and Studios


We will experience the iconic work of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) against the backdrop of his stunning home and garden.  A prolific and inovative artist, he produced 7,500 drawings, etchings, carvings, tapestry designs and hundreds of plaster maquettes.

After their London home was damaged in the Blitz, Henry and Irina Moore moved to Much Hadham in rural Hertfordshire, where they remained for the rest of their lives.  Their home’ Hoglands’, which we will visit, contains books, works of art and interesting personal items, collected from around the world and is surrounded by a huge and beautiful garden, created by Irina. 

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Thursday 29th July at 5.00pm (please note the time) An email will be sent to you the day before the visit with a link to it.
A Virtual Live Visit to Vienna - by scooter!
Highlights of Vienna - by scooter!
People's Gardens
Our guide Susanne will start in the beautiful People's Gardens and end at St. Stephans Cathedral, touching on the history, culture and music of Vienna.
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Tuesday 26th October 2021 (Booking Thursday 16th September 2021 if at Phyllis Court)
Andrew Davies' Walking Tour: St Pancras and Kings Cross, a New Discovery


Our perennial favourite guide, Andrew Davies, has promised us an enthralling walking tour of the Kings Cross area and a very different experience from TASH’s outing in 2012.

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Usual Booking Procedure for Day Visits
1.  Bookings are taken prior to the morning and afternoon lectures in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club (PCC), usually 2 months before the actual visit.  The exact booking dates are available on our Website and  printed in the annual calendar given to all members of The Arts Society Henley on renewal of their subscriptions in November.
2.  Bookings open at 09:30 in the morning and 13:30 in the afternoon.  Places are filled quickly for popular outings so it is advisable to arrive early.
3.  Bookings are only taken for the visit advertised that day and only accepted on receipt of payment by cash or cheque (payable to TASH).
4.  Members may book for themselves and one other member, except for the Andrew Davies Tours when it is single bookings only.  You will be required to fill in a Contact Form and provide your name, email     address, mobile and home telephone numbers and an emergency contact name and number.  If you are booking for someone else, it would be helpful if you had these details, otherwise they will need to be      posted.
5.  Telephone and e mail reservations are not accepted until after the first booking date.
6.  The coach departs from the Rugby Club, Marlow Road, Henley (opposite the entrance to PCC).  There is car parking on site (£3.20 in the meter and no change given).  You will be informed of the                   relevant departure time when you book.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time.  Please note that the coach is not able to wait for late arrivals.
7.  Cancellation: payment will only be refunded if the place is taken by someone on the waiting list.  Please note that places may not be taken by non-members except by prior agreement.
9.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone if you have any queries.  I am happy to help and want you to have an enjoyable day.
     If you wish to get in touch prior to the visit, you can email me at

     day-visits.henley@theartssociety.org or phone 01494 880002.  On the day of the visit please phone 01494 880002       

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