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Lincolnshire Halls & Houses

2 Jun — 8 Jun 2020 | Tour Director: Oliver Gerrish

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Oliver Gerrish,

MSt

is an architectural historian

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1400 at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln, for six nights. Afternoon: Lincoln Cathedral (with guest guide, Dr David Bostwick). Evening lecture: An Introduction to the Country House in Lincolnshire.

Day

2

Morning: Gentlemen’s Society of Spalding (founded in 1710, library and museum with varied collections). Afternoon: Grimsthorpe Castle and park. Evening guest lecture with Dr David Bostwick: The Medieval Imagery of Lincoln Cathedral.

Day

3

Morning: Brocklesby Park (exterior with possibility of seeing the mausoleum designed by James Wyatt – subject to restoration works) and Thornton Abbey Gatehouse. Afternoon: Stow Church (mother church of the diocese before the cathedral). Free evening.

Day

4

Morning: Doddington Hall (Elizabethan manor house) and gardens. Afternoon: Gainsborough Old Hall (one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England). Optional Evensong at Lincoln Cathedral followed by free evening.

Day

5

Morning: Belvoir Castle (fine example of Regency architecture with exquisite interiors and important collection of Old Masters). Afternoon: Gunby Hall (described by Tennyson as a ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’) and gardens.

Day

6

Morning: Burghley House and Gardens. Afternoon: walking tour of historical Stamford.

Day

7

Morning lecture followed by visit to Fulbeck Manor (Elizabethan manor containing family portraits spanning 400 years). Tour disperses c 1315 at Lincoln Station followed by hotel.

Tour Dates

2 Jun — 8 Jun 2020

Days

7

Cost

£1395

Tour Code

LINC-20

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Testimonial

“Oliver is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining”
“This was a highly enjoyable tour. We were wonderfully looked after."
  • ACE customers on previous Lincolnshire Halls & Houses tour with Oliver Gerrish

FITNESS/

PRACTICALITIES

A good level of fitness is required for this tour as it involves a moderate amount of walking, including over very uneven ground and potentially slippery surfaces. Please note that historical buildings do not always have lifts, so participants must be comfortable with navigating stairs, often without handrails. Some visits can be adjusted to avoid longer walks, but participants may miss elements of the visits. Our itinerary includes a significant amount of coach travel.

Cost of £1395 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 £180.

 
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