• Visit Burghley House in Stamford, a 16th century prodigy house with amazing late 17th century interiors by Verrio and Laguerre
• Discover the National Trust’s beautiful 18th century Gunby Hall in the company of Tour Director Andrew Barber, previously a curator with the Trust and author of the guidebook to the Hall
• Enjoy visits to privately-owned houses including Doddington Hall and Fulbeck Hall
Andrew Barber worked for the National Trust for over 30 years as a curator in the East Midlands and Yorkshire, advising on the care and presentation of a number of properties.
Tour assembles 1400 at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln, for six nights. Afternoon: Lincoln Cathedral (with guest lecturer, Dr David Bostwick). Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Gentlemen’s Society of Spalding (founded in 1710, library and museum with varied collections). Afternoon: Grimsthorpe Castle and gardens. Evening guest lecture with Dr David Bostwick: The Medieval Imagery of Lincoln Cathedral.
Morning: Brocklesby Park (exterior with possibility of seeing the mausoleum designed by James Wyatt – subject to restoration works) and Thornton Abbey Gatehouse (spectacular monastic early 15th century gatehouse). Afternoon: Normanby Hall (early 19th century) and gardens. Free evening.
Morning: Fulbeck Hall. Afternoon: Gainsborough Old Hall and Stow Church (ancient building and mother church of the diocese before the cathedral). Optional Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral followed by free evening.
Morning: Gunby Hall (described by Tennyson as a ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’) and gardens. Afternoon: Belton House (fine collections) and gardens.
Morning: walking tour of Stamford. Afternoon: Burghley House and gardens.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Doddington Hall. Tour disperses 1430 at hotel.
4 Jun — 10 Jun 2019
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Cost of £1345 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, five lunches, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £60.