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10 September 2019Visit to Northumberland, Tuesday 10 - Saturday14 September 2019
05 June 2019Parham House
13 May 2019Art Treasures of Northern Italy. ALL SOLD
24 April 2019Fishbourne Roman Palace and Pallant House Gallery Chichester
30 January 2019Private View of the Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill House
08 November 2018Visit to: Edward Burne-Jones Exhibition Tate Britain
06 June 2018Visit to Houghton Lodge and Gardens
02 May 2018Visit to: PICASSO 1932 : Love Fame and Tragedy Exhibition at Tate Modern
05 March 2018ST PETERSBURG - CITY OF THE TSARS
10 January 2018IMPRESSIONISTS IN LONDON FRENCH ARTISTS IN EXILE - 1870-1904 VISIT TO TATE BRITAIN - WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY 2018
04 October 2017VISIT TO THE AMERICAN MUSEUM IN BATH
12 July 2017Visit after AGM and Lecture to Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery at Laverstoke Mill
07 June 2017Basingstoke DFAS 25th Anniversary Tea Party
08 May 2017Dresden - The Jewel of Saxony
05 April 2017David Hockney Exhibition at Tate Britain
12 October 2016Bletchley Park
13 July 2016Avington Park, Itchen Abbas after the Lecture on the History of Fireworks and the AGM.
08 June 2016Brighton Pavilion
11 May 2016Arundel Castle
11 April 2016Madrid and Toledo Paintings and Palaces Monday 11 - Friday 15 April 2016
09 March 2016The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
10 November 2015Special Group Visit to Windsor Castle following memorabilia from Waterloo
08 July 2015Loseley House and Grounds after AGM
13 May 2015Hampton Court Palace
22 April 2015Dulwich Picture Gallery
23 March 20154 Nights in Lisbon, Portugal
11 March 2015The Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1
09 July 2014Hinton Ampner
09 June 2014GREAT HOUSES OF DERBYSHIRE
04 June 2014Apsley House & The Museum at White Lodge Ballet School, Richmond Park
14 May 2014Batsford Arboretum and Sezincote House
31 March 2014AMSTERDAM and the RIJKSMUSEUM
26 March 2014Hogarth House and Syon House and Grounds
09 October 2013The Portrait in Vienna 1900 (1867-1918) National Gallery with introductory lecture
11 September 2013Tyntesfield House & Gardens with introductory talk
18 July 2013Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens
10 July 2013Watts Gallery
05 June 2013Tour to Crete
22 May 2013Hatfield House
13 March 2013Southampton Art Gallery and SeaCity Museum
09 October 2012Tate Britain Pre-Raphaelites

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Visit to Northumberland, Tuesday 10 - Saturday14 September 2019
Tuesday 10 September 2019

Tour highlights to include:

KEDLESTON HALL 

This classical mansion was built in 1759-65 for the Curzon family. Robert Adam designed the interior and his hand is evident in virtually every detail of decoration in the breathtaking staterooms. 

ALNWICK CASTLE AND GARDENS

This is the main seat of the Duke of Northumberland whose family, the Percys, have lived here since 1309. Surrounded by ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, the medieval castle is furnished in Renaissance style with paintings by Titian, Van Dyck and Canaletto, fine furniture and a collection of china. We will enjoy a guided visit of the State Rooms in the morning, followed by a guided tour of the garden in the afternoon. 

HOLY ISLAND OF LINDISFARNE 

Our first visit on the island will be to Lindisfarne Castle. Built in 1550 to protect Holy Island harbour from attack, it was restored and converted into a private house by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1903. We will also visit the Priory ruins, the site of one of the most important early centres of Christianity in Anglo Saxon England. 

BAMBURGH CASTLE 

Considered to be one of the most important buildings of Britain’s national heritage, Bamburgh Castle has a good collection of armour to include the ‘loan collections’ of armour from HM Tower of London. Other exhibits include porcelain, china, furniture from various periods, oils and watercolours. The castle also affords stunning views over Holy Island and the Farne Islands. 

WARKWORTH CASTLE 

Still roofed and almost complete, the uniquely-planned keep dates mainly from the end of the 14th century. It presides over the extensive remains of a great hall, chapel, fine gatehouse and a virtually intact circuit of towered walls. 

CRAGSIDE HOUSE AND GARDENS 

Set in a 1,000 acre estate, the house was built for the 19th century innovator the first Lord Armstrong and became one of the most modern houses for its time with hot and cold running water, central heating, telephones, a Turkish bath suite and a passenger lift. It was also the first house to be lit by hydro-electricity. 

WALLINGTON 

A magnificent National Trust property dating from 1688. The house contains rococo plasterwork, fine ceramics and a collection of dolls houses. There is a beautiful walled garden and an Edwardian conservatory. 

DURHAM 

Our visit to Durham will include a walking tour of the city, followed by a visit to the Cathedral, which owes its existence to St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. He now lies in his final resting place, under a plain marble slab behind the high altar. 

TOUR PRICE 

£750 per person sharing a twin/double room 

£180 single room supplement

PRICE INCLUDES

Executive coach travel throughout, 4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the 4 star Linden Hall Hotel in Morpeth, services of a Blue Badge guide for one full day and one half day, guided tour of Alnwick Castle with a resident guide, guided tour of Alnwick Garden with a resident guide, and all entrance charges as per the itinerary (excluding National Trust properties).

A full brochure and booking form will be available at the January lecture. 

Deposits will be due by Wednesday 27 February 2019