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Art Collections & Stately Homes of the West Country

31 Aug — 4 Sep 2021 | Tour Director: Rupert Dickens

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Rupert Dickens,

BA, MA

Rupert is an art historian and journalist specialising in Dutch and Flemish art.

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1315 at The Bird, Bath, for four nights. Afternoon in Bath: Holburne Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. Evening lecture: Collectors & their Country Houses.

Day

2

Morning excursion to Salisbury for historical walking tour and visit to Salisbury Cathedral. Afternoon: Wilton House (famous state rooms and notable art collection).

Day

3

Morning: Corsham Court (18th century Picture Gallery) followed by Lacock Abbey (with Fox Talbot Museum) and picturesque village. Afternoon: Dyrham Park (17th century Dutch collection). Evening lecture: Gainsborough, Bath & the Georgian Portrait.

Day

4

Morning lecture: The Palladian Splendour of Stourhead followed by visit to Stourhead (splendid art collection). Afternoon: Iford Manor Gardens (beautiful secluded gardens).

Day

5

Morning visit to No 1 Royal Crescent Museum, Bath (beautifully refurbished Georgian interiors). Tour disperses c 1145.

Tour Dates

31 Aug — 4 Sep 2021

Days

5

Cost

£1365

Tour Code

ACSH-21

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FITNESS/PRACTICALITIES

This is not a strenuous tour, but will involve some walking to reach visits and exploring the grounds of stately homes. Please note that the historical buildings visited on this tour may have uneven surfaces and steps to navigate, and lifts are not always available.

RUPERT'S BLOG

Read Rupert's introduction to Dyrham Park in his blog post here.

Cost of £1365 includes: accommodation based on sharing a deluxe twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, standard double room for single use supplement £215.

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