• Enjoy a sojourn in the charming cathedral city of Chichester, the base from which we will explore the wonderful heritage of the surrounding South Downs
• Take in architecture covering over 2000 years of history, from Roman floor mosaics to medieval splendour and 18th century opulence
• Make a special visit to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in the company of its former Director
Director of the Weald & Downland Living Museum
Assemble 1330 at the Millstream Hotel, Bosham, for five nights. Afternoon excursion to Goodwood (house and stables) followed by walking tour of Bosham including quay and church. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Cowdray Castle ruins (subject to confirmation) followed by Weald and Downland Living Museum. Afternoon: West Dean College and gardens.
Morning: excursion to Chichester including cathedral and private visit to St Mary’s Hospital. Afternoon: Pallant House Gallery (20th century art collection) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (floor mosaics and Roman-style gardens).
Morning: Petworth House and Gardens (17th century mansion with masterpieces by Turner, van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake). Afternoon: Parham House and Gardens (Elizabethan house with stunning Long Gallery) and Bignor Roman Villa (floor mosaics).
Morning: Stansted Park (house and gardens). Afternoon: Uppark (house and gardens).
Morning excursion to Arundel Castle (gardens, keep and Fitzalan Chapel). Tour disperses Arundel Station c 1245 followed by 1300 at hotel.
12 Aug — 17 Aug 2019
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Cost of £1395 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £225.