Derbyshire Halls & Houses
6 Sep — 10 Sep 2021 | Tour Director: Charles Hind
• Uncover Derbyshire’s historical country houses, from Haddon Hall, the quintessential medieval manor, to Kedleston Hall, Robert Adam’s beautifully restored neoclassical masterpiece
• Enjoy a private visit to Tissington Hall
• Examine world-famous collections of furniture, paintings and decorative arts
architectural historian and Chief Curator and H J Heinz Curator of Drawings at the RIBA
Tour assembles 1230 at Chesterfield Station followed by 1300 at Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell. Afternoon: Haddon Hall (fortified medieval manor house). Evening introductory talk. Four nights at Rutland Arms Hotel.
Morning: Hardwick Hall (Elizabethan prodigy house built for Bess of Hardwick). Afternoon: Calke Abbey (Grade I listed country house telling a fascinating and evocative story of the fortunes of stately homes in the 20th century) and Tissington Hall (Jacobean house with later additions).
Morning: Staunton Harold Church (17th century with fine panelled interior) and Melbourne Church. Afternoon: Melbourne Hall gardens (early 18th century garden in the manner of Le Notre) and Renishaw Hall gardens.
Morning: Bolsover Castle (Stuart castle built for Sir Charles Cavendish). Afternoon: Chatsworth (spectacular Grade I listed house dating from the 18th century with fine art collection). Evening talk.
Morning: Kedleston Hall (stunning 18th century ‘temple of the arts’ with Robert Adam interiors) and gardens. Tour disperses c 1400 at Chesterfield Station followed by c 1445 at the hotel.
6 Sep — 10 Sep 2021
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“Charles Hind was excellent – erudite, friendly and always ready to chat and discuss what we saw”
- ACE customer on a previous tour with Charles Hind
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, as it involves a moderate amount of walking, including over 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.
Cost of £1195 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £40, double room for single use supplement £75.