Houses & Gardens of Herefordshire & the Welsh Borders
19 Jul — 23 Jul 2021 | Tour Director: Jeffrey Haworth
• From a base in the cathedral city of Hereford, enjoy an array of private visits to houses and gardens not frequently open to the public, from Whitfield to Llanvihangel and Treberfydd
• Explore some of the region’s fine churches, including the Romanesque Kilpeck Church
• Discover wonderful 20th century gardens, including The Laskett, created by Sir Roy Strong
architect for historical buildings
Tour assembles 1145 at Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford, for four nights. Afternoon visits to St Bartholomew’s Church, Much Marcle (13th century church with Norman tub font), Hellens Manor (house and gardens) and Church of St Mary & St David, Kilpeck (fine Romanesque church). Evening welcome and introduction.
Whitfield (gardens), High Glanau Manor (house and gardens) and The Laskett (gardens created by Sir Roy Strong). Free evening.
Morning: Stokesay Court (house and gardens) and Stokesay Castle. Afternoon: historical walking tour of Ludlow followed by visit to Brampton Bryan Park. Evening guest lecture with David Whitehead (expert on history of Hampton Court Castle): The Churches, Country Houses and Gardens of Herefordshire.
Llanvihangel Court (house and gardens), Llanover House (gardens) and Treberfydd (house, gardens and church).
Hampton Court Castle (castle and gardens) followed by tour of Hereford Cathedral. Tour disperses 1500 in Hereford.
19 Jul — 23 Jul 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Participants must be comfortable navigating steps and stairs, as well as walking and standing for periods of time, including over uneven or slippery ground.
Cost of £1345 includes: accommodation based on sharing a superior twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, classic single room supplement £80, classic double room for single use supplement £120.