Houses & Gardens of Herefordshire & the Welsh Borders
20 Jul — 24 Jul 2020 | Tour Director: Jeffrey Haworth
• From a base in the cathedral city of Hereford, enjoy an array of private visits to houses and gardens not frequently open to the public, from Whitfield to Llanvihangel and Treberfydd
• Explore some of the region’s fine churches, including the Romanesque Kilpeck Church
• Discover wonderful gardens of the 20th century, including The Laskett Gardens
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Assemble 1145 at Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford, for four nights. Afternoon: St Bartholomew’s Church, Much Marcle (13th century church with Norman tub font), Hellens Manor (house and gardens) and Church of St Mary & St David, Kilpeck (fine Romanesque church). Welcome and introduction.
Whitfield (gardens), High Glanau Manor (house and gardens) and The Laskett (gardens created by Sir Roy Strong). Free evening.
Stokesay Court (house and gardens), Stokesay Castle and historical walking tour of Ludlow. Evening guest lecture with David Whitehead (expert on history of Hampton Court Castle): An Introduction to the Churches, Country Houses and Gardens of Herefordshire.
Llanvihangel Court (house and gardens), tour of gardens at Llanover House and Treberfydd (house, gardens and church). Evening guest talk with the Dean of Hereford Cathedral.
Hampton Court Castle (castle and gardens) followed by tour of Hereford Cathedral. Tour disperses 1500 in Hereford.
20 Jul — 24 Jul 2020
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Please note that participants will need to be comfortable walking and standing for periods of time, including on uneven or slippery ground, and navigating steps and stairs.
Cost of £1295 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £120.