• Uncover Derbyshire’s historical country houses, from Haddon Hall, the quintessential medieval manor, to Kedleston Hall, Robert Adam’s beautifully restored neoclassical masterpiece
• Enjoy visits to private houses including Tissington Hall and Renishaw Hall
• Examine world-famous collections of furniture, paintings and decorative arts
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 1300 at Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell (1230 at Chesterfield railway station) for four nights. Afternoon: Haddon Hall. Evening lecture: An Introduction to the Country House in Derbyshire.
Morning: Kedleston Hall (house, gardens and Fishing Pavilion). Afternoon: Sudbury Hall and Tissington Hall.
Morning: Staunton Harold Church. Afternoon: Melbourne Hall Gardens and Calke Abbey (house, gardens and carriage collection). Evening lecture: 'Talbots, Snakes and Stags: The Limitless Ambition of Bess of Hardwick'.
Morning: Bolsover Castle (with guest lecturer, Dr David Bostwick). Afternoon: Hardwick Hall.
Morning: Renishaw Hall (house and gardens). Tour disperses 1300 at Chesterfield railway station and 1345 at hotel.
9 Sep — 13 Sep 2019
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Cost of £1095 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £80, single room supplement £40.