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Past Day Visits

Buscot Park Grounds
Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park

This Day Visit was to the upper Thames region near Lechlade where the group enjoyed touring Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park.  Kelmscott Manor dates back to Tudor times and dominates the tiny villag

Clerkenwell Green Tuesday 28 March 2017 (Booking 19 January)
Clerkenwell and Smithfield with Andrew Davies

With Andrew Davies as our indefatigable, knowledgeable and entertaining guide, this promises to be a fascinating day.  Beginning with the engineering marvel of the Victorian Market, this tour will

Sezincote House Gardens Tuesday 6 June 2017 (Booking 20 April)
Burford, Oxfordshire, and Sezincote House, Gloucestershire

Burford, a historic Cotswold market town formerly associated with the wool trade, has attractive 15th and 16th century houses.  There will be independent time to see the beautiful church of St John

Tuesday 11 July 2017 (Booking 18 May)
Broughton Grange Gardens and Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire

Broughton Grange Gardens are distinguished by an impressive walled terraced garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, six times Chelsea gold medalist.  This private visit is an opportunity to experience

Dale Chichuly Chandelier Saturday 25 November 2017 (Booking 25 November)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

The V&A is an Aladdin's cave of painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, fashion, furniture, photography, metalwork and numerous other decorative arts.  The recently renovated Europe 160

Andrew Davies Wednesday 21 March (Booking 18 January)
Andrew Davies Tour - Old Westminster and the River Thames
The masterly guide Andrew Davies promises another fascinating day in London.
 
Eltham Palace Wednesday 23 May (Booking 15 March)
Eltham Palace and the Red House (William Morris)
A moated manor house and altered in the early 1300’s into Eltham Palace, it was fit to accommodate the entire Tudor Court and visited by generations of Kings and Queens.
Mary Rose Thursday 12 July (Booking 17 May)
The Mary Rose Museum – King Henry VIII’s Favourite Warship, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum reopened in 2016, the final stage of a £39 million project.
Waddesdon Thursday 29 November (Booking 20 September)
Waddesdon Manor, Christmas Lights and Fair
The festive season will be in full swing at Waddesdon Manor with rooms beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Standen House Thursday 25th April 2019 (Booking 21st February)
Standen House and Gardens, East Grinstead, West Sussex and The Priest House, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Standen House is a lovely family home designed by the architect, Philip Webb, a friend and colleague of William Morris.  It was built for the prosperous Beale family in the 1890’s.  We are especial

Wednesday 5th June 2019 (Booking 18th April)
‘Leonardo da Vinci- A life in drawing’ exhibition. The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington Piccadilly, London.

We will visit the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace to see a special exhibition of over 200 of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings belonging to the Royal Collection and not normally on view to the public

Thursday 29th August 2019 (Booking 20th June) These are both private visits.
Dorney Court, Dorney, Buckinghamshire and Frogmore House, Windsor Park

Dorney Court, a glorious Tudor manor house of architectural and historical importance, is also still very much a family home.  Built in the fifteen century it has been lived in by the Palmer family

Thursday 3rd October 2019
Andrew Davies’ Tour – Kensington and Knightsbridge, London.

 Our favourite guide, Andrew Davies, has promised us another fascinating tour of London, this time around Kensington and Knightsbridge.  He has planned a walk for us, starting and finishing at the