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Groups Guide 2010


Key to Symbols

Using this Guide

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu)

If you know the property you are looking for, you can search the alphabetical index colour coded by region at the back of this guide.

If you are planning to visit a particular area of the country, you can go straight to one of our regional sections. For the purposes of this guide, England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been divided into 11 regions and are colour-coded. Properties are listed alphabetically within each region, those offering limited availability to groups are listed at the back of each section. For inspiration, you can search our themed indexes, at the rear of this guide, where properties are listed by special interest.

Northern Ireland

North West

available

L Photograph Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with

Wales

Devon & Cornwall

Yorkshire & the North East

East Midlands West East of Midlands England London & South Wessex South East

ramp available

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC ÂŁ

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Please note This guide includes basic information on group tours, coach parking and catering for larger groups. For more detailed information, or to book a visit, please contact our properties directly.


Stopspecial off somewhere

Make getting there more fun by breaking up your journey at a National Trust property. It’s a great way for groups to relax, grab a bite to eat and stretch their legs in stunning surroundings. Listed below are some spectacular stop off suggestions, all easily accessible from main routes and guaranteed to help you make the most of your day. Please don’t forget to pre-book your visit with the property before you go!

30 Sizergh Castle & Garden Cumbria M6 exit 36

Beautiful medieval house, surrounded by rich gardens and estate.

19 Calke Abbey Derbyshire M1 exit 23

A country house, park and enchanting garden where time has stood still.

23 Hanbury Hall Worcestershire M5 exit 5

Early 18th-century country house, garden and spectacular park.

17 Wimpole Hall Cambridgeshire M11 exit 12

Magnificent Georgian house, part of the grandest working estate in Cambridgeshire.

12 Basildon Park Berkshire M4 exit 12 Grand Palladian mansion set in glorious parkland.

3 Killerton Devon M5 exit 28

Fine 18th-century house with costume collection, hillside garden and estate.

For more information on opening times and facilities at any of these properties, please refer to the individual property pages in this guide.


Groups Guide

Welcome to your new and indispensable guide to great group days out. It’s got all the information you need to start planning lots of inspiring itineraries for groups of all sizes and interests. You’ll discover a huge variety of glorious gardens and historic houses, the best tearooms, the most scenic walks and where to witness living history and conservation in action. With over 300 destinations listed, there really is something for everyone. Time to start planning!

2010

Contents Devon & Cornwall Properties in Cornwall and Devon

Wessex Properties in Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire

London and South Properties in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Greater London and Oxfordshire

South East Properties in East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and West Sussex

East of England Properties in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, part of Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

East Midlands Properties in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, south Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland

West Midlands Properties in Birmingham, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

North West Properties in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside

Contact details for each property are included in this guide. Please contact the property direct to confirm details of your visit.

Yorkshire & the North East Properties in Yorkshire, Co. Durham, Newcastle and Tyneside, Teesside, Northumberland and north Lincolnshire

Wales Properties in Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Neath & Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Wrexham

Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. © The National Trust 2009 Registered Charity Number 205846 Editors: Sarah Caulfield-Ware/Julia Horne Designed by Hutton Design Associates Database development: Roger Shapland Cover photograph: Stourhead NTPL/Chris Coe

Northern Ireland Properties in Co. Antrim, Co. Armagh, Co. Down, Co. Fermanagh, Co. Londonderry and Co. Tyrone

Themed Index Properties by Themes

Alphabetical Property Index


What’s

new Glendurgan

in 2010? Wordsworth House

South East. Pick up a perfect day at Polesden Lacey Turn a good group day out into a great one by topping off a visit to palatial Polesden Lacey with a spot of shopping and lunch. Pick up some original gifts in the new National Trust shop and Farm Shop, followed by a lovely lunch in the new restaurant.

North West. History strikes the right chord at Wordsworth House Get in tune with the history of this wonderful house on a free introductory group talk. Explore Georgian life with costumed interpreters, learn more about the house’s restoration from members of staff and enjoy an exclusive harpsichord recital.

Wales. See what’s showing at Aberdulais Falls Groups can take their seats for a new film show at Aberdulais Falls. Charting the area’s history as an important tin works, this enlightening documentary is shown in the Turbine House Cinema. 4


Tyntesfield

Wessex. Take a view on conservation at Tyntesfield Take your group to the top of the viewing tower to witness conservation in action as restoration works to the roof continue. You can then get back down to earth with an informative tour of the grounds or delightful kitchen garden.

London & South. History in hand at Osterley Park and House Let your group get a real grip on 18th-century history with hand-held digital sets providing thrilling visuals and a lively audio commentary on life upstairs and downstairs at Osterley House. Polesden Lacey

West Midlands. How the other half lived at Upton House and Gardens If your group fancy living the highlife for the day, bring them to the fabulous home of Lord and Lady Bearsted to experience the leisurely life of a 1930s millionaire. Play billiards, sit in the snug with the papers and enjoy a stroll around the glorious gardens.

Northern Ireland. Lots of good ‘news’ at Rowallane Rowallane Osterley Park

There are lots of new things for groups to get excited about at Rowallane. Like following the ‘new’ Farmland Trail, exploring the ‘new’ secondhand Garden Book Shop, or witnessing the potter creating his magic at the ‘new’ Garden Pottery.

Devon & Cornwall. A more fruitful visit to Glendurgan Pick the birth of a beautiful brand new orchard as the perfect reason to visit Glendurgan with your group. As well as this welcome new addition, there’s plenty more to enjoy in our spectacular sub-tropical valley garden. 5


An inside look at the outside

Glorious

gardens

Informative, absorbing, inspirational, exclusive. Created specifically for groups, many Special Interest Tours focus on some of Britain’s most admired gardens. Unearthing fascinating facts and covering a wide range of different themes and subjects, from lavishly landscaped estates to pretty cottage and organic kitchen gardens, the tours give groups a great insight into the history, produce grown and fascinating conservation work of the National Trust. Dudmaston Estate

Overbeck’s: Exotic Garden Tour Take a walk around an exceptional organic garden with an experienced National Trust gardener to discover the rare beauty and history of this exotic oasis.

Sheringham Park: Repton, Rhododendrons and Rare Views Explore one of Humphry Repton’s most famous landscaped parks, home to 80 species of rhododendron, along with extensive collections of azaleas, magnolias and camelias. Climb the viewing towers for spectacular views to the coast.

Dudmaston Estate: Pretty Gardens and Delightful Dingles Witness a flourish of colour in Spring, take a stroll with the friendly gardeners, wander through the Dingle, a beautiful wooded valley, and enjoy a moment of refelection at the ‘Big Pool’.

Dunham Massey: The Great Plantsman’s Garden

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Meet the head gardener for a tour around one of the great plantsman’s gardens of the North West and learn about the many species of plants and majestic trees.


What we offer

‘Where Next?’ Newsletter

‘Where Next?’ is a colourful, useful and entertaining newsletter produced twice a year, exclusively for the travel trade. With information and updates on National Trust houses, gardens and places of interest, plus all the latest events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it’s a must-see read for group organisers everywhere. To sign up for the latest edition and join our mailing list for future publications, call us on +44 (0)844 800 2329* or email your name and address to traveltrade@nationaltrust.org.uk

Special Interest Tours 2010

Special Interest Tours for Groups

Enhance your day out with one of our interesting and entertaining special interest tours. Covering a wide range of topics, groups can learn more about all sorts of subjects, from ghostly goings-on to well-travelled treasures, life below stairs to life in a workhouse. To find out what’s available and where, call our travel trade office on +44 (0)844 800 2329* for your free copy of our Special Interest Tours Guide.

Familiarisation Visits If you would like to visit a property prior to making a group visit, either to help you decide on which property your group would most enjoy, or to familiarise yourself before the day, you can do this free of charge. Either arrange this directly with the relevant property, or contact our travel trade office on +44 (0)844 800 2329.

Website

For further details on visitor and booking information for group organisers, or to order your free Special Interest Tours guide, visit our website, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/groups

The National Trust Photo Library If you are producing a brochure and would like to use National Trust images to help promote particular itineraries, please register on our photo library website at www.ntpl.org.uk to order high resolution downloads of the images you require. For any queries, contact the photo library on +44 (0)1793 817700, or email photo.library@nationaltrust.org.uk * Calls provided by BT will be charged at 5 pence per minute. A call Set-Up Fee of 8 pence per call applies to calls from residential lines. Mobile and other providers’ costs may vary.

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Groups Guide

Booking All bookings should be made direct with the individual properties concerned.

Advance bookings

All groups are required to book in advance and must confirm the booking in writing. Some properties have restricted access for groups, so early booking is recommended.

Cancellations

Please let the property know if you need to cancel your visit so that your booking can be allocated to another group. Where special arrangements have been made, a cancellation fee will be charged if insufficient notice has been given. Please check cancellation terms with the property at the time of booking.

Admission

The prices displayed in this guide represent the adult admission price, including any group discount, where applicable. Discount is available for groups of 15+ at most properties and is only available to pre-booked groups. Some smaller properties or those with conservation constraints are not able to give any group discount. Extra charges apply for tours, which must also be pre-booked.

Payment

Payment must be settled with individual properties. Please confirm method of payment with the property when making the booking. Vouchers are accepted at most large properties. Special arrangements may be required at smaller properties, in particular those lived in by a tenant. Vouchers should clearly state the name and address of the company responsible for payment and the number of visitors in the group. They are not valid unless countersigned by a member of the property staff and this method of payment by voucher must be agreed in advance of the visit.

Timed tickets

Timed tickets are in operation at a number of National Trust properties at busy times, such as summer weekends and Bank Holidays, and at properties with limited space for visitors to move around.

Registered tour guides

Registered tour guides are given free admission on presenting their badge. Coach drivers also receive free admission to properties.

Opening arrangements Opening period in date order (running into 2010 where appropriate)

Opening times

Black type on a coloured background indicates that the property or facility is open on those days

Grey type on a pale background indicates that the property or facility is closed on those days

Opening times, information and admission House Garden Shop Restaurant

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Open Good Fri. Garden: occasional day restrictions may apply Admission: Groups £5.40. Garden only: £2.60. (garden ticket refundable against ticket for house)

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Hospitality If you are organising a special event whether it is a private party or a corporate function, National Trust properties provide a spectacular opportunity to entertain guests in opulent, impressive and totally unique surroundings. The stunning rooms are suitable for a small gathering of 10, or up to 100 guests, whilst the glorious grounds at some properties can accommodate a marquee for up to 500 people. These properties can host events such as fine dining, meetings or corporate hospitality and our experienced function organisers can show you how to make the best use of your surroundings. We can tailor-make an event to suit your requirements to ensure you enjoy the fabulous food, exquisite service and a truly unforgettable atmosphere. Contact the functions team to find out more, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hiring or telephone 01284 747574 (East of England functions team) or 01494 755515 (Thames & Solent functions team).

School Visits The National Trust offers membership to school groups and many of our properties offer special packages for educational groups. Please call 0844 800 1895 for more details.

National Trust Membership National Trust members receive free admission to properties as part of their membership. This can cause complications if you are selling a package that includes admission to National Trust properties, as in effect our members are paying twice. Please make it clear to your customers that admission is part of the total package and that no refunds are available from the National Trust. If you are paying on arrival, National Trust members should bring their current membership card or they will be charged the full group rate. For details of National Trust membership please call 0844 800 1895.

Visitors with Disabilities Access Guide

This book gives information about the access provisions at National Trust properties, including mobility equipment and sensory details. This book is available in standard and large print, on tape or CD, or sections can be Brailled on request.

Links Pass

This pass admits group visits by elderly and disabled people arranged by organisations affiliated to local government, NHS, or disability charities. It allows half price admission for these groups to most National Trust properties at times to be arranged in advance with the property manager. For your free copy of the Access Guide or for a Links Pass application form call 0844 800 1895, or write to: The National Trust, Membership Department, Freepost NAT9775, Warrington, WA5 7BR. 9


Devon & Cornwall Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Glendurgan

Greenway House is back to its fabulous fifties splendour: Groups can arrive by ferry from Dartmouth, Torquay or Totnes to see this popular character property, restored to how it was in Agatha Christie’s holiday home heyday. (Limited Availability). New café and group specials at Castle Drogo: The welcome is even warmer for groups at Castle Drogo with a new café open at the visitor centre and Early Bird Group Specials that include early opening, reserved spaces in the café and supported tours. A more fruitful visit to Glendurgan Garden: Bring your group along to witness the birth of a beautiful brand new orchard in this spectacular sub-tropical valley garden. Glamour comes to Killerton: 'Elegance' in the last two centuries is the new and glamorous fashion theme for the 2010 annual costume exhibition. Picture this at Saltram: Come and view more than 50 fabulous paintings by Frances Talbot, a watercolour artist and previous resident of Saltram. The paintings will be hung in two newly opened rooms during 2010. Lanhydrock

you must

see...

Lanhydrock, Cornwall Discover what life was like upstairs and down when your group explore 50 fascinating rooms, including the extensive servants’ quarters and kitchens, at this magnificent 19th-century country house. Don’t miss: A pretty woodland walk down to the River Fowey. Cotehele, Cornwall Your group will be charmed by the stories surrounding this atmospheric Tudor house lost in the woodland of the scenic Tamar Valley. Walk through the garden and woods to the river and Cotehele Quay. Don’t miss: The Discovery Centre and working water mill, still traditionally milling flour. Arlington Court, Devon Explore the fascinating and eclectic collections, from model ships to shells, before heading to the stables to discover the amazing collection of more than 50 historic horse-drawn carriages. Don’t miss: Journey back in time on a horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds.

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Key to Symbols

Index to properties in

Devon & Cornwall

A La Ronde Antony Arlington Court Buckland Abbey Castle Drogo Coleton Fishacre Compton Castle Cornish Mines and Engines Cotehele Finch Foundry Glendurgan Garden Godolphin Greenway Killerton

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Knightshayes Court Lanhydrock Levant Mine and Beam Engine Lundy Lydford Gorge Overbeck’s St Michael’s Mount Saltram Tintagel Old Post Office Trelissick Garden Trengwainton Garden Trerice

16 17 25 25 18 25 19 20 26 21 22 23 Killerton

lunch stops Trelissick Garden, Cornwall Book in advance at the selfservice, licensed Crofters restaurant that seats 80 covers, or, for more space, hire the attractive Barn Function Room. Saltram, Devon You can reserve tables or hire a private room at the popular 120seater Park Restaurant and enjoy wonderful views of Saltram’s picturesque park. Knightshayes Court, Devon At the delightful Stables Restaurant fresh, organic fruit and vegetables from Knightshayes’ own walled kitchen garden are used to create a seasonal menu.

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

L Photograph Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

Cotehele Quay

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC

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Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Castle Drogo. NTPL/Chris Gascoigne.

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Llandei

Carmarthen

Dinefwr Narberth

Haverfordwest Milford Haven Neyland Pembroke Dock Pembroke

St Clears

Ammanf

Colby Woodland Garden

Kidwelly Burry Port

Tenby

Stackpole

Llanelli M4

Tudor Merchant’s House

Swansea

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Port Einon

Lynto

Lundy

Lynm

Ilfracombe

Barnstaple

Arlington

Bideford Great Torrington

Bude Holsworthy Okehampton

Tintagel Old Post Office

Finch Foundry

Cas Dro

Launceston

Lydford Gorge Padstow

Tavistock

Wadebridge Bodmin

Cotehele Liskeard

Lanhydrock

Newquay

Saltash

Trerice

Antony St Austell

Truro

Levant Mine Cornish Mines and Engines St Ives and Beam Redruth Camborne Engine Trelissick Trengwainton Garden St Mawes Garden Penzance Falmouth Godolphin St Michael’s Mount Glendurgan Garden Helston

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Buckland Abbey

Fowey

Looe

Torpoint

PLYMOUTH Plympton

Saltram

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Ross-on-Wye

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Abergavenny Monmouth Brynmawr

Crickhowell Ebbw Vale

Merthyr Tydfil

Aberdulais Falls

Aberdare Mountain Glyncorrwg Ash

Llanelli M4 Swansea

Blaenavon

Rhymney

Bargoed

Pontypridd

Newark Park

Chepstow

M4 Dyrham Park

M32

Clevedon Court

M5

Clevedon Barry

Lacock Abbey Bath Assembly and Fox Talbot Museum Rooms

BRISTOL

Tyntesfield Congresbury

Weston-super-Mare

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Ilfracombe

Watchet

Minehead

Dunster Castle Barnstaple

Arlington Court

Wells

Coleridge Cottage

Dunster Working Watermill

The Courts

Devizes

Shepton Mallet

Westbury

Stonehen Landscap

Warminster

Amesbury

Bridgwater

Stourhead

Street

Mompe House

Wincanton Bideford

Langport

Taunton

South Molton Wellington

Great Torrington

Wilton

Lytes Cary Manor

Chard

Sherborne

Yeovil

Barrington Court

Tiverton

Montacute House Crewkerne

Blandford Forum

Killerton

Okehampton

Finch Foundry

Honiton

Axminster

M5

Castle Drogo

Hardy’s Cottage

Bridport

Exeter Sidmouth

Dorchester

Seaton Lyme Regis

Max Gate

A La Ronde

Lydford Gorge

Chr Bournemouth

Poole

Brownsea Islan

Wareham

Needles Old and New Swanage

Fortuneswell

Teignmouth Newton Abbot

Buckland Abbey

Clouds Hill

Weymouth Corfe Castle

Exmouth Dawlish Tavistock

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy

Crediton

Compton Castle

PLYMOUTH Plympton

Totnes

Torquay Paignton Brixham

Greenway

Saltram

Dartmouth Kingsbridge

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Shaftesbury

Tintinhull Garden

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Knightshayes Court

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Trowbridge Garden Frome

Burnham-on-Sea

Avebury

Great Chalfield Manor and Gard

Bath

Lynton

Holnicote Estate

Swind

M4

CARDIFF

Cowbridge

Heelis

Malmesbury

M4

M4

Lynmouth

Cricklade

Caldicot M49

Bridgend

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Cirencester

Tetbury

M48

Newport Caerphilly

Porthcawl

M5

Nailsworth

Risca

Port Talbot

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Stroud

Lydney Cwmbran

Neath Maesteg

Port Einon

Chedworth Roman Villa

The Kymin

Pontypool

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Gloucester

Westbury Court Garden

Coleton Fishacre

Overbeck’s

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A la Ronde Exmouth, Devon HPsrmC78F4gL45D House 31 Tea-room 3 Grounds j A unique and quirky 16-sided house built in the 18th century on the instructions of two spinster cousins on their return from a grand tour in Europe. The fascinating collections and interior decoration includes a feather frieze and a shell-encrusted gallery which, due to its fragility can only be viewed fully on closed-circuit television. There are exhibitions and garden games to enjoy all in a stunning setting overlooking the Exe estuary meadow rich in flora and fauna. Note: small and fragile rooms so large/bulky bags need to be left in lockers at entrance. Groups are met on the coach and given a welcome & brief introduction

Contact

Catering

Property Administrator T 01395 265514 E alaronde@nationaltrust.org.uk

Mary-Jane licensed tea-room (NT-approved concession), waitress service, 48 covers. Groups can reserve tables. Max. of 15 per sitting, larger groups are divided into groups of 15 to alternate between house, tea-room, shop and garden

Location A la Ronde, Summer Lane, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 5BD. 2 miles north of Exmouth on A376

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds. 1 space. 1 coach group only at any one time. Advance booking essential. Small narrow lane approach

Attractions nearby Bicton Park, Exmouth Seafront/Town, Jurassic Coast East Devon World Heritage Site, Killerton, Stuart Line Cruises

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Feminine Perspective£

Opening times, information and admission 27 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–30 Jun 2 Jul–3 Sep 4 Sep–31 Oct

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Also open Good Fri. Shop, tea-room and grounds open as house, but shop and grounds 10:30 to 5:30, tea-room 10:30 to 5. Due to the size and nature of the house, small delays may occur at busy times. Last admission to house one hour before closing Admission: Groups £5.70

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Please pre-book all visits direct with our properties


Antony Torpoint, Cornwall HOGPSsrm8F4gEL45 Building 03E Grounds 1j This early 18th-century mansion contains collections of paintings, furniture and textiles. The grounds, landscaped by Repton, include the formal garden with the National Collection of Day Lilies and fine summer borders. Also of note are the 18th-century dovecote and Bath Pond.

Contact

Visit

House and Customer Services Manager T 01752 812191 F 01752 815724 E antony@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour. Special interest tours: A Family Home£. Glorious Gardens, Wonderful Woodlands£

Location

Catering

Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2QA. 6 miles west of Plymouth via Torpoint car ferry, 2 miles north-west of Torpoint, north of A374, 16 miles south-east of Liskeard, 15 miles east of Looe

Restaurant (NT-approved concession), waitress service, 30 covers in east wing. Lunches and teas can be staggered for larger groups

Coaches

Cotehele, Mount Edgcumbe, Saltram

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 120yds. 1 coach per day

Opening times, information and admission Garden, shop and tea-room House Woodland garden

16 Mar–31 Oct 16 Mar–31 Oct 1 Mar–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Bath Pond House interior can only be seen by written application to the Property Manager, on days the house is open Admission: Groups £6.30. Reduced rate available for garden and woodland

Please pre-book all visits direct with our properties

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Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum near Barnstaple, Devon HOTFGPAsrm7F4gELG45D House 03E Carriage Museum 1lE Grounds j7E This intimate and intriguing Regency house is crowded with interesting treasures. There is a batcam in the basement from which visitors can view the lesser horseshoe bats. The Stable Block houses one of the best collections of 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles in the country. You can also enjoy carriage rides around the extensive grounds. Note: carriage rides available most afternoons from 13 March. Please tel. 01271 851117 prior to visit to avoid disappointment

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01271 850296 F 01271 851108 E arlingtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Journey into the Past£. Highlights and Delights£ . Inside and Out£

Location Arlington Court, Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP. 8 miles north of Barnstaple on A39. Use A399 from South Molton if travelling from the east

Coaches Coach parking, 150yds. Max. 4 coach spaces during peak times. Please enter the car park at the second entrance on the left

Catering Old Kitchen tea-room (licensed), self-service, 73 covers. Serves hot and cold meals and picnic food. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Dartington Crystal, Dunster Castle, Knightshayes Court, Rosemoor RHS gardens

Opening times, information and admission House, Carriage Museum and bat-cam

Shop Shop, tea-room and garden

13 Feb–21 Feb 27 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Jan–3 Jan 13 Feb–21 Feb 27 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec 20 Dec–28 Dec

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Access to house by guided tour only from 13 Feb to 7 March, last tour starts at 2. House and Carriage Museum open for special events on weekends in Nov and Dec. Grounds open dawn to dusk, 1 Jan to 31 Dec Admission: Groups £7.30. Reduced rate available for Gardens & Carriage Museum

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Buckland Abbey Devon HOTGAsrmC7EF4gEL45D Abbey 03E Reception, shop and restaurant 1E Grounds 03j Home to Cistercian monks and seafarers Grenville and Drake, Buckland has been transformed over the past 700 years from abbey to house and now partly museum. The interactive galleries blend seamlessly with furnished rooms, the magnificent Great Barn and beautiful garden. There are also four delightful estate walks and two craft workshops to enjoy. The Refectory Restaurant provides freshly prepared local food and the large shop offers gifts to suit all tastes. Note: the Abbey is presented in association with Plymouth City Museum

Contact

Visit

Jonathan Cummins, Visitor Services Manager T 01822 853607 F 01822 855448 E bucklandabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour£

Location

The atmospheric Refectory Restaurant has capacity for up to 80 serving coffee, lunch and afternoon tea with friendly assisted counter service from March - Oct. Limited menu from Nov - Feb. Group visitors can dine together or individually. No private room. Please telephone for other options: menus, Christmas lunches etc

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6EY. 6 miles south of Tavistock, 11 miles north of Plymouth: turn off A386 ¼ mile south of Yelverton

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. Max. 5 coach spaces. A free buggy service is usually available to transport less able visitors to various points around the property

Catering

Attractions nearby Antony, Cotehele, The Garden House, Lydford Gorge, Plymouth, Saltram, Tavistock

Opening times, information and admission 12 Feb–21 Feb 26 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 5 Nov–12 Dec 17 Dec–23 Dec

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Castle Drogo near Exeter, Devon CTGPAsrmC78EF4gL45D Building 03E Grounds 031j Inside this remarkable granite building set above the Teign Gorge is a surprisingly warm and comfortable family home. Commissioned by retail tycoon Julius Drewe and designed by Edwin Lutyens, the castle harks back to a romantic past while its brilliant design heralds the modern era. The dramatic Dartmoor setting can be appreciated from the delightful formal garden and walks in the rhododendron valley. Note: the property is situated at a height of nearly 300 metres within Dartmoor National Park and can experience extreme weather conditions. Approach lane is narrow with tight corners. Appropriate clothing and footwear is recommended. No groups on BHols

Contact

Visit

Administration Officer T 01647 433306 F 01647 433186 E castledrogo@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: England’s Last Castle£. Roses to Rhododendrons£. The Gothic Revival Ends Here£

Location Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB. 5 miles south of A30 Exeter– Okehampton. Take A382 Whiddon Down– Moretonhampstead road; turn off at Sandy Park

Coaches Limited parking adjacent to visitor centre, 400yds from castle entrance. Coach limited to 43 seater or 10 x 2.39m. Phone in advance for directions as approach lanes are narrow

Catering New visitor centre café with 120 covers. Assisted service. Set menu and private room available for groups if booked in advance. Max. 50 can be seated in one sitting

Attractions nearby Dartmoor Park, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge

Opening times, information and admission Castle

Visitor centre and garden*

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Coleton Fishacre Kingswear, Devon HGSsrm78F4gEG45 Building 03E Grounds 3j This Arts & Crafts-style house with elegant Art Deco-influenced interior is situated in a spectacular coastal setting. The luxuriant gardens have year-round interest with a wide variety of rare and exotic plants, a gazebo with fine views and water features. Note: the lane leading to Coleton Fishacre is narrow and can be busy. Use of passing places and reversing may be necessary. Visitors wishing to walk the coast path are requested to park in Coleton Camp or Brownstone car parks

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01803 752466 F 01803 753017 E coletonfishacre@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A D’Oyly Carte Garden£. Be Our Guest£

Location Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Devon, TQ6 0EQ. 3 miles from Kingswear; take Lower Ferry road, turn off at toll house (take care in narrow lanes). 6 miles from Brixham, take A3022 to Kingwear, turn left at toll house. Narrow entrance and drive

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds. No coaches on Weds. Max. 2 coaches per day, booking essential

Catering Licensed tea-room (NT-approved concession), assisted service, 50 covers. Specialising in local produce. Particular catering requests can be telephoned to the tea-room on 01803 752984. If a group numbers over 20, we advise that visits to the house and tea-room are staggered to help prevent long queues

Attractions nearby Compton Castle, Dartmouth, Greenway, Living Coasts, Torbay beaches, Totnes

Opening times, information and admission 1 Mar–31 Oct

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Cotehele near Saltash, Cornwall HOTMIGPAsrmC78EF4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 03j This Tudor house contains superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture and is set in an extensive riverside estate. The formal gardens overlook the richly planted valley garden with medieval dovecote, stewpond and Victorian summer-house. A ¾ mile walk through the woods takes you to Cotehele watermill, where flour is produced in the traditional way and is on sale. Note: house closed on Fridays but garden open, so perfect day for garden tours

Contact

Visit

Charmian Saunders, Visitor Services Manager T 01579 351346 F 01579 351222 E charmian.saunders@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 4hrs. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Gardener’s Question Time£. The Structual Secrets of Cotehele£. Christmas at Cotehele£

Location Cotehele, St Dominick, near Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6TA. On west bank of the Tamar, 1 mile west of Calstock by steep footpath (6 miles by road), 8 miles south-west of Tavistock, 14 miles from Plymouth via Saltash Bridge; 2 miles east of St Dominick, 4 miles from Gunnislake (turn at St Ann’s Chapel). Coaches only by prior arrangement

Catering Barn Restaurant (licensed), waitress service, 80 covers. Edgcumbe Arms tea-room (licensed), waitress service, 65 covers on Cotehele Quay. Set menu, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables. All catering must be pre-booked

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 200yds. Drop-off point 10yds. Max. 2 coaches per day

Antony, Buckland Abbey, Garden House, Lanhydrock, Lydford Gorge, Morwellham Quay, Mount Edgcumbe House, Saltram

Opening times, information and admission House Hall of House and garland Garden and estate Barn Restaurant, shop, plant sales, gallery

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13 Mar–31 Oct 8 Nov–24 Dec Open all year 13 Feb–12 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–24 Dec 13 Feb–12 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–24 Dec

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Glendurgan Garden near Falmouth, Cornwall GASsrm7F4gEL5 This beautiful sub-tropical valley garden, created in the 1820s, contains many exotic trees and shrubs. The laurel maze, dating from 1833, puzzles young and old. An original cob and thatch schoolroom has been reconstructed. Steep valley garden leading down to Durgan village and Helford River. Note: steep valley garden

Contact

Visit

Melanie Taylor, Administrator T 01872 862090 F 01872 865808 E trelissick@nationaltrust.org.uk A Trelissick, Feock, nr Truro, Cornwall TR3 6QL

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Garden Tour with Mr Charles Fox£

Location

Self-service Tea House with under-cover and outdoor seating. 60 covers. Serving breakfast, lunch, home-made cakes, scones and biscuits and a wide range of organic and fair-trade tea and coffee. Daily specials offering organic and vegetarian options. Children’s meals. Local ice-cream

Glendurgan Garden, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ. 4 miles southwest of Falmouth, ½ mile south-west of Mawnan Smith, on road to Helford Passage

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds. 2 spaces. Max. 4 coaches per day. No coaches on BHols

Catering

Attractions nearby Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Trebah Garden, Trelissick Garden

Opening times, information and admission 13 Feb–31 Jul 2 Aug–4 Sep 7 Sep–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons. Closed Good Fri Admission: Groups £5.70

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Greenway near Brixham, Devon HOGAsrmC7EF4gEG5D Greenway House 0 Boathouse 0 Garden 3j The many collections, including archaeology remains, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books, the atmospheric house set in the 1950s, and the glorious woodland garden with its wild edges and rare plantings, all allow a glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and well-loved author Agatha Christie, and her family. Note: Greenway operates a traffic management system to reduce car impact on the local village. Groups of up to 25 may visit by midi-coach by prior arrangement only. Groups of more than 25 must visit by ferry. Ferries available from Dartmouth, Torquay and Totnes www.greenwayferry.co.uk or 0845 489 0418

Contact

Catering

Property Administrator T 01803 842382 F 01803 661900 E greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk

Barn café (licensed), assisted service, 100 covers serving home-made light meals, locally produced seasonal and vegetarian food. Tack Room kiosk serving take-away sandwiches, pasties, drinks and ice-creams. Greenway House kitchen serving lunches and afternoon teas. Groups may book into the Barn Gallery for our award-winning café food

Location Greenway, Greenway Road, Galmpton, near Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES

Coaches Coach (25 seats max.) parking, 50yds. Max. 1 midi-coach per day only. Larger groups may only visit by ferry available from Dartmouth, Torquay and Totnes (tidal) contact www.greenwayferry.co.uk or 0845 489 0418

Attractions nearby Coleton Fishacre, Compton Castle, Dartmouth Naval College, Historic Brixham, Overbeck’s, Paignton Zoo, Totnes Castle

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Greenway House£. Glorious Woodland Garden on the Dart£

Opening times, information and admission 3 Mar–19 Jul 20 Jul–31 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct

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Limited timed tickets to the house allocated on arrival only, and early sell-outs are possible; on busy days there will be a delay during which time you can enjoy the garden, café, gallery and shop Admission: Groups £7.40

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Killerton Exeter, Devon HOTRGPAsrmC78EF4EL45D House 03E shop 0l Grounds 3jE Would you give away your family home? During the Second World War, Sir Richard Acland gave away the extensive Killerton Estate, inspired by his political beliefs. Killerton House brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon’s oldest families. The 2010 historic fashion exhibition ‘Elegance’ explores glamorous dress. The gem of Killerton all year round is the garden created by Veitch. Note: garden open every day of the year, including Christmas Day. Killerton is close to the M5 and Exeter (only 6 miles) and is a useful stopping-off point en route to and from Cornwall

Contact

Visit

Administrator T 01392 881345 F 01392 883112 E killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk£. Special interest tours: 400 Years of History£. The Glorious Garden£

Location

Catering

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE. Off Exeter–Cullompton road (B3181); from M5 northbound, exit 30 via Pinhoe and Broadclyst; from M5 southbound, exit 28

Two licensed, self-service tea-rooms available on the property, with 130 covers (80 outside tariff area) with some open-air seating. Locally produced home-made food

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 300yds. Max 4 coaches per day. WCs close to coach parking

A La Ronde, Castle Drogo, Dartmoor, Exeter City Centre and Cathedral, Knightshayes Court

Opening times, information and admission Park and garden House

Shop and tea-room Shop, plant sales and tea-room Shop and plant sales Tea-room

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Tues (when house closed) Orchard tea-room closes 4:30 and shop/plant sales 5. Orchard tea-room and shop close 3 on Christmas Eve and all day Christmas Day and Boxing Day. In winter, shop and Orchard tea-room may not open in bad weather. Garden tea-room usually open when house open (variable opening times) and open on selected dates in Dec for Christmas lunches Admission: Groups £6.90 Garden and park only: Groups £5.65

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Knightshayes Court Tiverton, Devon HGPsrmC78EF4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 3j This Victorian country house, built in the lush landscape of mid-Devon, is an exciting architectural experience, with extraordinary ‘medieval’ romantic interiors and rich decoration, giving an atmospheric insight into grand country life. The celebrated garden features a water lily pool, topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs and delightful seasonal colours. The impressive organic kitchen garden has been restored to full production. Attractive woodland walks. Note: access to some parts of the house and garden may be restricted during early spring and winter. No groups on BHols

Contact Elaine Vergette, Administrator T 01884 254665 E elaine.vergette@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Knightshayes Court, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RQ. 7 miles from M5 exit 27 (A361); 2 miles north of Tiverton; turn right off Tiverton to Bampton road (A396) at Bolham. Sat Nav: turn off on reaching Tiverton and follow signs

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds to visitor reception. 300yds to house and garden. Max. 5 coaches per day. Coaches can drop off and pick up from outside of house after group organiser

has been to reception. WCs close to coach parking

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: Gardening Greats£. Gothic Eccentric, Gothic Extravagance£. Know your Onions?£

Catering Stables Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 65 covers. In Oct opening hours may vary, although light refreshments are always available during opening hours

Attractions nearby Bickleigh Mill, Exmoor, Killerton, Tiverton Castle

Opening times, information and admission House

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Lanhydrock Bodmin, Cornwall HTGPAsrmC78EF4gEL45D Building 0lE Grounds 3j7E One of the most fascinating and complete late 19th-century houses in England, full of period atmosphere and with extensive servants’ quarters. The garden features a stunning collection of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias, and offers fine colours right through into autumn. Note: 50 rooms are open to visitors. Allow at least 2 hours to tour the house. Secure locker system for large bags. Church (adjacent to house): service every Sun 9:45

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01208 265950 F 01208 265959 E lanhydrock@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Walk with the Head Gardener£. Lanhydrock in a Different Light£

Location Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5AD. 2½ miles south-east of Bodmin. Follow signposts from either A30, A38 Bodmin–Liskeard or take B3268 off A390 at Lostwithiel

Coaches Coach parking, 600yds. Drop-off point. 6 spaces

Catering Servants’ Hall restaurant (licensed), waitress service, 100 covers in main house. Stables snack bar, self-service, 60 covers in harness block

Attractions nearby Eden Project, Pencarrow, Trerice

Opening times, information and admission House Garden Shop and refreshments

13 Mar–30 Sep 1 Oct–31 Oct Open all year 2 Jan–7 Feb 13 Feb–12 Mar 13 Mar–30 Sep 1 Oct–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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House open BH Mons and Mons during school holidays. Plant centre open as house. Refreshments open 10:30, 13 March to 31 Oct. Closed 25 and 26 Dec. Shop and refreshments are inside the tariff area Admission: Groups £9.20. Reduced rate available to gardens

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Lydford Gorge near Tavistock, Devon Asrm7F4gE45D Buildings 1 Gorge 0 This famous gorge is 1½ miles long and can be viewed from a circular walk, which starts high above the river and passes through attractive oak woods before dropping down to the dramatic 30m-high White Lady Waterfall. The path then proceeds along an enchanting riverside walk through the steeply-sided ravine, scooped out by the River Lyd as it plunges into a series of whirlpools, including the thrilling Devil’s Cauldron. Note: walking in the gorge is strenuous. It is extremely rugged, with uneven surfaces, slippery paths and vertical drops. Walking boots are essential. Unsuitable for visitors with heart complaints or walking difficulties. No groups on BHols

Contact

Visit

Paula Beswetherick, Administrator T 01822 820320 F 01822 822000 E lydfordgorge@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. Special interest tours: Waterfalls and Wildlife£

Location

Tea-rooms, self-service, 40 covers at both entrances to gorge, serving light lunches and delicious home-made cakes. Set menu available. Groups can reserve tables. Reserved tables in tea-rooms can only be booked for weekdays and are subject to arrangement with the catering manager

Catering

The Stables, Lydford Gorge, Lydford, near Tavistock, Devon, EX20 4BH. 7 miles south of A30. Halfway between Okehampton and Tavistock, 1 mile west off A386 opposite Dartmoor Inn; main entrance at west end of Lydford village; waterfall entrance near Manor Farm

Coaches Coach and minibus parking, 100yds. 2 spaces at either entrance

Attractions nearby Buckland Abbey, Castle Drogo, Cotehele, Finch Foundry, Morwellham Quay

Opening times, information and admission Gorge, shop and tea-rooms

Gorge (partially open) and tea-rooms Shop

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St Michael’s Mount Cornwall COTGSsrmCFE5D Castle 0 Grounds 3 This iconic island rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit. Accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway, at other times it is reached by a short evocative boat trip. The oldest surviving buildings date from the 12th century, when a Benedictine priory was founded here. Following the English Civil War, the island was acquired by the St Aubyn family, who still live in the castle. Note: sensible shoes are advisable as causeway and paths are cobbled and uneven. Steep climb to castle. Unsuitable for prams and pushchairs. Passages in the castle are narrow, so some delays may occur in the height of the season. Dogs are not allowed in the castle or grounds and there are no facilities nor grassed areas for dogs on the island. Access by boat or causeway and all visits to St Michael’s Mount are subject to favourable weather conditions

Contact

Visit

Clare Sandry T 01736 710507 F 01736 719930 E stmichaelsmount@nationaltrust.org.uk A Manor Office, Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall TR17 0EF

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. Guided tour£

Location St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0HT. ½ mile south of A394 at Marazion, from where there is access on foot over the causeway at low tide or, during summer months only, by ferry at high tide, if weather conditions favourable

Catering The Sail Loft Restaurant (licensed), waitress service, 94 covers. Menu features local seafood dishes. Island Café (licensed), 75 covers. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Godolphin, Land’s End, Tate St Ives, Trengwainton Garden

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking, public car parks on mainland at Marazion opposite St Michael’s Mount 800yds (not NT - fee payable)

Opening times, information and admission 28 Mar–30 Jun 1 Jul–31 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct

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Last admission 45 minutes before castle closing time (enough time should be allowed for travel from the mainland). Castle winter opening: Tues and Fri, entry by guided tour only at 11 and 2 (subject to weather conditions). Telephone in advance. Garden: open weekdays in May and June; Thur and Fri in July to Oct. Special garden tours some evenings – see local information or website. Earlier opening times organised only by prior arrangement Admission: Group castle only £6. Group castle and garden £7.50

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Saltram Plymouth, Devon HOGPAsrmC78F4gE45 Building 03E Grounds 1j Saltram is a remarkable survival of a George II mansion, complete with its original contents and set in an attractive landscape park. The superb 18th-century gardens contain the Orangery, the Chapel Art Gallery and several follies. Groups on a ‘free-flow’ basis welcome. House entry by timed ticket. Booking essential at least 2 weeks in advance. Note: occasional special events will require NT members to pay for entry. Tel. for details

Contact

Coaches

Administration Office T 01752 333503 F 01752 336474 E saltram@nationaltrust.org.uk

Coach parking. 1 coach space. Max. 2 coaches per day

Location

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£

Visit

Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1UH. 3½ miles east of Plymouth city centre. Travelling south (from Exeter): leave A38, 3 miles north of Plymouth. Exit is signed Plymouth City Centre/Plympton/Kingsbridge. At roundabout take centre lane, then 3rd exit for Plympton. Take right-hand lane and follow brown signs. Travelling north (from Liskeard): leave A38 at Plympton exit. At roundabout take first exit for Plympton, then as before. Sat Nav: please add Merafield Road to the address

Catering Park Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 120 covers. Occasional evening opening. Special events programme. Available for private hire/functions. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Antony, Buckland Abbey, Cotehele, Dartmoor, Overbeck’s, Plymouth attractions

Opening times, information and

admission Park House Catering

Garden, shops and gallery

Open all year 20 Feb–28 Feb 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Jan–12 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec 1 Jan–12 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Trelissick Garden near Truro, Cornwall RGPASsrmC7F4gE5D Grounds 03j7 Beautifully positioned at the head of the Fal estuary, the estate commands panoramic views over the area. At its heart is the garden, which has year-round colour, with the display of spring blossom being particularly delightful. Also linked to Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes by foot ferry May - Sep. Note: Copeland China Collection, by courtesy of Mr and Mrs William Copeland, open Thur in May plus Thur in Sept, 2 - 4. Booking recommended, tel. 01872 864452. Joint ticket for garden and china collection £11.40, NT members £4. Ferries to Trelissick from Falmouth, Truro and St Mawes. Service operates May - Sept. Check with operators for times and disabled access

Contact

Catering

Melanie Taylor, Administrator T 01872 862090 F 01872 865808 E trelissick@nationaltrust.org.uk

Crofters restaurant (licensed), self-service, 80 covers. Last orders 30 mins before closing. Ice-cream kiosk in car park, limited opening. Sunday lunches in Barn Function Room (licensed). Book on 01872 863486. Also available for conferences and banquets. Set menu available

Location Trelissick Garden, Feock, near Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL. 4 miles south of Truro, on B3289 above King Harry Ferry

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. 2 coach spaces. Max. 4 coaches per day

Attractions nearby Eden Project, Fal River Trip, Glendurgan Garden, Lost Gardens of Heligan, National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, Trerice

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£

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Trengwainton Garden near Penzance, Cornwall Gsrm78F4g45D Tea room 3 Shop/Reception 1 Grounds 3jE With plants from around the globe scattered throughout this 25-acre garden, there’s something to inspire around every corner. Champion magnolias and vibrant rhododendrons make way for lush banana plants and soaring echiums. Unusually, the restored walled kitchen garden was built to the dimensions of Noah’s Ark and displays contemporary varieties of fruit and vegetables. A colourfully bordered stream leads up to a shady pond, sunny terrace and views across Mount’s Bay.

Contact

Catering

Marina Rule, Administrator T 01736 363148 F 01736 367762 E trengwainton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tea-room (NT-approved concession) in its own walled garden just off the main car park. Selfservice, 40 covers plus 30 additional outdoor covers. Range of non-allergenic foods and some produce sourced from our kitchen garden. Large groups are advised to stagger their visit to the tea-room

Location Trengwainton Garden, Madron, near Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8RZ. 2 miles northwest of Penzance, ½ mile west of Heamoor off Penzance–Morvah road (B3312), ½ mile off St Just road (A3071)

Coaches Coach parking, 150yds. Drop-off point by reception. 1 coach per morning and 1 coach per afternoon

Attractions nearby Godolphin, Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, Land’s End, Levant Mine and Beam Engine, St Michael’s Mount, Tate St Ives, Trevarno Estate, Trewidden Garden

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Organic Kitchen Gardening£. Timeline Through Trengwainton£

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties


Trerice near Newquay, Cornwall HGsrmC78F4gEL45D House 1E Garden 01jE An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem. Today the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice, much prized by visitors, is occasionally pierced by the curious lilts of Tudor music or shouts of excitement from the Bowling Green, bringing back some of the bustle and noise that must have typified its time as a busy manor house surely you will want to try a game of Kayling or Slapcock? Note: large groups are required to break into smaller parties of approximately 20 for staggered entry into house

Contact

Visit

Julie Marshall, Property Administrator T 01637 875404 F 01637 879300 E trerice@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: Raised Terraces and Expansive Lakes£. Trerice Exposed!£

Location Trerice, Kestle Mill, near Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4PG. 3 miles south-east of Newquay via A392 and A3058 signed from Quintrell Downs (turn right at Kestle Mill), or signed from A30 at Summercourt via A3058. Sat Nav: instructions via Kestle Mill A3058

Catering

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 300yds. 1 space. Max. 2 coaches per day. Coach access only via A3058 (Kestle Mill)

Cornish Mines and Engines, Dairyland, Eden Project, Godolphin, Lanhydrock, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Newquay Zoo, Trelissick Garden

Tea-room (licensed), assisted service, 50 covers in Great Barn. Tea-garden (licensed), assisted service, 22 covers. Groups able to book tables (max 20 reserved places for prebooked meals at any one time)

Opening times, information and admission House Great Hall only Garden, shop and tea-room

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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National Trust for Groups Devon & Cornwall Properties with limited availability for groups

Compton Castle Paignton, Devon CTGsm8EL45D Building 03 Grounds 03j This imposing castle is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and orchards, and evokes a bewitching mixture of romance and history. Note: credit cards not accepted

Contact Administrator T 01803 661906 F 01803 661900 E comptoncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Greenway, Churston Ferrers, nr Brixham, Devon TQ5 0ES

Cornish Mines and Engines near Redruth, Cornwall Ism8FgE5D Taylor’s engine house l Michell’s engine house 1 Visitor centre and shop 31j The essential gateway to Cornwall’s mining World Heritage Site. Two Cornish beam engines in their original iconic houses, including the largest engine in the county. Note: Trevithick Cottage, once home to Richard Trevithick, is nearby at Penponds and open April to Oct, Wed 2–5, free (donations welcome). Please call to confirm

Contact Jane Affleck, Custodian T 01209 315027 A Trevithick Road, Pool, near Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3NP

Finch Foundry Okehampton, Devon OIsrm84gE5 Foundry 0 Upstairs Gallery 0 Grounds In its heyday the foundry produced agricultural and mining hand tools. Regular demonstrations showing the three waterwheels driving the huge tilt hammer and grindstone. Note: the size of the property limits the number of people to a max. of 35. Large groups are divided for the tour talks and demonstrations. Because of the small capacity of the property we would be prefer group visits to be booked for outside school holidays

Contact Roger Boney, Custodian T 01837 840046 F 01837 840046 E finchfoundry@nationaltrust.org.uk A Finch Foundry, Sticklepath, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2NW

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Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices


National Trust for Groups Devon & Cornwall Properties with limited availability for groups

Godolphin Helston, Cornwall HORIFGAm Garden 3 Ancient, atmospheric house and garden set within a historic estate and recently acquired by the National Trust. Note: max. of 40 in a group, groups over 20 will be split into smaller parties to tour the property. Pre-booking essential. Visitor facilities are generally limited at this property

Contact Virginia Richardson T 01736 763194 E virginia.richardson@nationaltrust.org.uk A Godolphin, Godolphin Cross, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9RE

Levant Mine and Beam Engine nr St Just, Cornwall RISsm7E5D Building 1 Grounds Levant engine house, perched on the cliff edge, conjures up the feel of Cornwall’s industrial past. Part of the Cornish mining World Heritage Site. Note: Levant is a hostile site. Suitable clothing must be worn (good sturdy shoes, warm clothes etc)

Contact Lindsey Bremmell, Assistant Custodian T 01736 786156 F 01736 794390 A Levant Beam Engine, Trewellard, Pendeen, nr St Just, Cornwall TR19 7SX

Lundy Devon COTRIFASNcsm8E4g Building 0 Grounds 3 Enjoy a day trip to Lundy on board MS Oldenburg, from Bideford or Ilfracombe from mid-March to the end of October. Note: the island is financed, administered and maintained by the Landmark Trust. Holiday cottages available to rent, tel. Infoline for details. Access only on sailing days or if privately chartering MS Oldenburg

Contact Jacqui Hewitt, Office Supervisor T 01271 863636 F 01237 477779 E info@lundyisland.co.uk A The Lundy Shore Office, The Quay, Bideford, Devon EX39 2LY

Overbeck’s Salcombe, Devon HGSsrm784gEL45D Building 3E Grounds 0E Exotic garden with rare plants and spectacular coastal views. The museum is full of Otto Overbeck’s inventions and collections, garden and museum tours available. Note: access is only suitable for mini-coaches (25 people), contact the property office for details. When house is closed, WC available only on advance request. No adapted WC. Grounds very steep for wheelchairs. Youth Hostel on site (tel. 0870 770 6016)

Contact Carol Ball, Administrator T 01548 842893 F 01548 845020 E overbecks@nationaltrust.org.uk A Overbeck’s, Sharpitor, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8LW Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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National Trust for Groups Devon & Cornwall Properties with limited availability for groups

Tintagel Old Post Office Tintagel, Cornwall HGsgEG45D Building 03 Grounds 03 This 14th-century yeoman farmhouse is well furnished with local oak pieces. One room was used in the 19th century as a letter-receiving office. Note: WC in Trevena Square (not NT)

Contact Custodian T 01840 770024 F 01840 779021 E tintageloldpo@nationaltrust.org.uk A Tintagel Old Post Office, Fore Street, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0DB

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Wessex Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Kingston Lacy

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Plot to plate cycle complete at Hidcote Manor Garden: There has been a lot going on at Hidcote with the completion of another phase of the plant house, the restoration and planting of the kitchen garden. Get on top of things at Tyntesfield: Take your group to the top of the viewing tower to witness conservation in action as works to the roof continue, before enjoying a tour of the grounds or kitchen garden. See the latest releases at Stourhead: Come along and enjoy the fascinating new exhibition in the basement of the mansion and the newly-renovated Temple of Apollo in the garden. The Court House at Barrington: Empty now after the departure of its tenants, it offers a truly atmospheric visit. Going green at Lacock: See the newly-completed greenhouse in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey. Lacock Abbey

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Stourhead, Wiltshire Stroll around this world famous landscape garden situated around a tranquil lake featuring temples, monuments and a grotto. The magnificent Palladian Mansion houses an impressive collection of art and fine furniture. Don’t miss: Captivating 'Life and Times of Sir Richard Colt Hoare' exhibition at the house.

Kingston Lacy, Dorset This elegant country mansion houses a priceless art collection, including works by Rubens and Van Dyck and an exquisite collection of Egyptian artefacts. Amidst the glorious landscape park and formal garden, discover the beautifully restored Japanese Gardens. Don’t miss: The astounding ‘Guido Reni’ Fresco on the library ceiling. Tyntesfield, Somerset Conservation is happening before your very eyes as the restoration of this glorious gothic country estate continues at a pace. See the work being done on the roof from the specially constructed rooftop viewing platform. Don’t miss: New tours of the kitchen garden, formal garden and estate.


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Avebury and Avebury Manor Garden Barrington Court Bath Assembly Rooms Brownsea Island Chedworth Roman Villa Clevedon Court Clouds Hill Coleridge Cottage Corfe Castle The Courts Garden Dunster Castle Dunster Working Watermill Dyrham Park Great Chalfield Manor and Garden Hardy’s Cottage Heelis Hidcote Manor Garden

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Holnicote Estate Kingston Lacy Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate Lytes Cary Manor Max Gate Mompesson House Montacute House Newark Park Prior Park Landscape Garden Snowshill Manor and Garden Stourhead Tintinhull Garden Tyntesfield Westbury Court Garden

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lunch stops Stourhead, Wiltshire Enjoy a seasonal menu, featuring vegetables and herbs from the walled garden and award winning beef from the local tenant farmer, 5 minutes off the A303. Barrington Court, Somerset Take your pick from a delicious home-cooked menu utilising fresh produce from the kitchen garden and taste apple juice from Barrington’s orchards. Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire Dine inside our restaurant which boasts a delightful menu featuring local produce and vegetables from the newlyrestored kitchen garden.

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

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L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC £ Stourhead Tyntesfield

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Dyrham Park. NTPL/Rupert Truman.

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Langport

Wellington

Stourhead

Barrington Court Chard

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Montacute House

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Salisbury

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Killerton Honiton

Whitchurch

Winchester City Mill

Romsey

Tiverton

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Mompesson House

Lytes Cary Manor

Tintinhull Garden

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Kingsclere

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Cirencester

Tetbury

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Newport

Bridgend

Oxford Carterton

Faringdon

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Chepstow

Risca

Holnicote Estate

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

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Pontypridd

Porthcawl

Boarstall Duck Decoy Witney

Cwmbran

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Bicester

Waddesdon

Stroud

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Chipping Norton

Chedworth Roman Villa

The Kymin

Pontypool

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Banbury

Hidcote Manor Garden

Cheltenham

Dinefwr Park and Castle

Charlecote Park Farnborough Hall

Snowshill Manor

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Ammanford

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Leamington Spa

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Avebury and Avebury Manor Garden Wiltshire OTRAsrm78F4gE45D Building 3 Grounds 3 Avebury is one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and is spread over a vast area. Many of the stones were re-erected in the 1930s by archaeologist Alexander Keiller. Avebury Manor Garden is a timeless and tranquil space at the heart of this historic village. Redesigned in the early 20th century, a series of outdoor rooms allows you to enjoy topiary, formal gardens, orchards and walkways. Note: please note that due to on-going conservation work some sections of the stone circle may be closed. Avebury stone circle is in the guardianship of English Heritage and managed on their behalf by the National Trust

Contact

Catering

Visitor Services Manager T 01672 539250 F 01672 538038 E avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Circle Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 42 covers. The Trust’s only vegetarian restaurant, specialising in vegan and glutenfree dishes, using organic and local produce

Location Avebury, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF. 6 miles west of Marlborough, 1 mile north of the Bath road (A4) on A4361 and B4003

Coaches

Attractions nearby Bowood House, Heelis, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Coach parking, 500yds. Coach space can be limited in the summer: please call in advance

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Unravelling Avebury Stone Circle£

Opening times, information and admission Stone Circle Museum and galleries

Shop and Circle restaurant

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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Barrington Court near Ilminster, Somerset HOGAsmC78F4g4D Building 0 Grounds 3j7E A haven of tranquillity in the Somerset countryside. An enchanting formal garden, influenced by Gertrude Jekyll and laid out in a series of walled rooms, including the White Garden, the Rose and Iris Garden and the Lily Garden. The working kitchen garden has fruit trees trained along high stone walls. The Tudor manor house, restored in the 1920s, is now empty of furniture but is full of echoes of the past.

Contact

Visit

Margaret Stone, Administrator T 01460 241938 E barringtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome

Location

Strode House Restaurant (licensed), waitress service, 56 covers. Available for functions and Christmas lunches. Booking recommended. Corporate and private lunches weekdays in Nov and Dec (groups 25–50 only). Booking essential. Beagles Café, self-service, 40 covers

Catering

Barrington Court, Barrington, near Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NQ. In Barrington village, 5 miles north-east of Ilminster, on B3168. Signposted from A358 (Ilminster–Taunton) or A303 (Hayes End roundabout). Sat Nav: incorrectly directs visitors to a rear entrance – please follow the brown tourist signs

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. No coaches on Sundays

Attractions nearby Burrow Hill Cider Farm, Cricket St Thomas, Dillington House, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Lytes Cary Manor, Montacute House, Tintinhull Garden

Opening times, information and admission House, gardens and shop Strode House Restaurant

Beagles Café

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Brownsea Island Poole, Dorset TIASNsrmF4g5D Building 03E Grounds 3jE A beautiful and peaceful island in Poole Harbour with spectacular views of the harbour and Isle of Purbeck. Home to a variety of wildlife including rare red squirrels and birds. Habitats include pinewoods, heathland, seashore and lagoon. History includes the island’s use as a Victorian pottery and a daffodil farm, and the birthplace of the Scout and Guide movement after Robert Baden-Powell held the first ever experimental Scout camp here in 1907. Note: Brownsea Island is only accessible by boat. Regular ferry trips (not NT) depart from Poole Quay and Sandbanks jetty. Boat trips from Bournemouth please call 01202 558550 for details. The island which is traffic free is ideal for walks and picnics

Contact

Visit

Property Office T 01202 707744 F 01202 701635 E brownseaisland@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Red Squirrels£. Birthplace of Scouting and Guiding£. The Victorian Community£. Views of Poole Harbour£. Brownsea Island at War£

Location Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7EE

Catering

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off 50yds. Nearest parking: Poole (Poole Stadium & near Dolphin Centre) and Sandbanks approx. 15 mins walk from drop-off point. Drop-off is at Poole Quay or Sandbanks Ferry close to the ferry boarding point

Villano Café, self-service, 60 covers near landing quay. Hot and cold lunches, children’s lunch boxes, cream teas, cakes and ice-cream

Attractions nearby Beaches, Bournemouth Aquarium, Compton Acres Garden, Corfe Castle, Kingston Lacy, Poole Pottery

Opening times, information and admission Boat service from Sandbanks only Full boat service from Poole Quay and Sandbanks Limited opening for booked groups only*

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Shop and Villano Café close 15 minutes before island. *1 Nov to 31 Dec: limited opening for booked adult organisations, school and youth groups only. Please call 01202 492161 for further details and to book. Admission: Groups £4.60. Out of season group rate: Groups £3.80. Ferry fare (not NT) applies to all visitors

Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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Chedworth Roman Villa near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Rsm78FgE45 Building 3E Grounds 0 Explore this example of luxurious Roman life at the very edge of the empire. Take a leisurely walk around the romantic ruins and see its many mosaics, two bathhouses, water shrine, latrine, museum and spectacular views across the valley. Our experienced guides will inform and immerse you in the lives of those who lived and worked in this 4th-century ‘stately home’. Visit our tea tent for some light refreshment.

Contact

Visit

Visitor Services Manager T 01242 890256 F 01242 890909 E chedworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Guided tour£

Location

Light snacks and drinks for sale in shop. Tea tent serving hot drinks and sandwiches open at weekends and during school holidays. Limited light refreshments available for consumption on-site

Chedworth Roman Villa, Yanworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ. 3 miles north-west of Fossebridge on Cirencester–Northleach road (A429); approach from A429 via Yanworth or from A436 via Withington (coaches must approach from Fossebridge)

Coaches Coach parking, 10yds. Booked coaches only. No bookings on event days. Turning area in front of reception must not be used for parking

Catering

Attractions nearby Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Corinium Museum, Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Snowshill Manor and Garden

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–27 Mar 28 Mar–31 Oct 2 Nov–14 Nov Open BH Mons. Tea tent open weekends and school holidays Admission: Groups £5.95

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Corfe Castle Wareham, Dorset Csrm78F4gE5D Grounds 03 One of Britain’s most majestic ruins, this medieval castle has been an important stronghold since the time of William the Conqueror. Defended during the Civil War by the redoubtable Lady Bankes, the castle fell to treachery from within and was heavily slighted afterwards by the Parliamentarians. Note: unbooked guided tour numbers restricted to 30, guided tours can be booked for larger groups

Contact

Visit

Lawrence Roots, Assistant Visitor Services Manager T 01929 477061 F 01929 477067 E corfecastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Making Light Work of Conservation£

Location

Catering

Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ. On A351 Wareham–Swanage road

Traditional tea-room (licensed), assisted service, 65 covers by castle entrance in village square. Groups can reserve tables

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 800yds. 4 spaces. Castle is 10 min walk up a steep hill. There is a coach park & ride scheme available at Norden via Swanage Railway tel. 01929 425800. Castle entrance is then a short level walk away

Blue Pool, Brownsea Island, Clouds Hill, Corfe Castle Model Village, Swanage Steam Railway

Opening times, information and admission 1 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–31 Mar 1 Apr–30 Sep 1 Oct–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Tea-room: closed for refurbishment 4 to 29 Jan (01929 481332). Shop and tea-room close 5:30 April to Sept. Property completely closed 25 and 26 Dec. High winds can cause closure of all or parts of castle Admission: Groups £5

Please pre-book all visits direct with our properties

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Dunster Castle near Minehead, Somerset CGPsmC7EFgL45D Castle 0E Stables 1 Grounds 3j7 Dramatically sited atop a wooded hill, there has been a castle here since at least Norman times. The 15th-century gatehouse survives but the present building was remodelled in the late 19th century. It is also home to the National Collection of Strawberry Trees (Arbutus). Note: the property is situated on top of a hill, with steep incline. A visitor vehicle is available to take visitors to the castle entrance

Contact Visitor Services Manager T 01643 821314 F 01643 823000 E dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Dunster Castle, Dunster, near Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SL. In Dunster, 3 miles south-east of Minehead. National Trust car park approached direct from A39

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point. Nearest parking: village car park, 300yds

Visit

Special interest tours: The Haunted Castle£. Attic and Basement tour£

Catering No NT catering but wide variety of tea-rooms and restaurants in Dunster village and at working Watermill

Attractions nearby Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Cleeve Abbey, Coleridge Cottage, Dunster Dolls Museum, Dunster Working Watermill, Holnicote Estate, Knightshayes Court, Tropiquaria, West Somerset Steam Railway

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£.

Opening times, information and admission Castle*

Garden and park

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Dyrham Park near Bath, Gloucestershire HTGPsrm7EF4gL45D Building 0E Grounds 3j Dyrham Park was built between 1692 and 1704 and contains fine textiles and paintings, as well as items of blue-and-white delftware, reflecting the contemporary taste for Dutch fashions. Restored Victorian domestic rooms open including kitchen, bells passage, bakehouse, larders, tenants’ hall and delft-tiled dairy. Formal gardens and ancient deer-park. Note: due to the fragile nature of their contents, some rooms have very low light levels

Contact

Visit

Property Office T 01179 372501 F 01179 371353

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Location

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Dyrham Park, Dyrham, near Bath, Gloucestershire, SN14 8ER. 8 miles north of Bath, 12 miles east of Bristol; approached from Bath-Stroud road (A46), 2 miles south of Tormarton interchange with M4, exit 18. Sat Nav: SN14 8HY

Courtyard tea-room (licensed), self-service, seating for 90 at main house. Kiosk, selfservice, seating for 80 in tea-garden, serving hot drinks, sandwiches, ice-creams and snacks. Car park kiosk (NT-approved concession) for snacks and ice-creams

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Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 20yds. Max. 3 coaches per day. No coaches on BHols. Width of entrance gates 3yds

Bath, Bath Assembly Rooms, Clevedon Court, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Newark Park, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Tyntesfield

Opening times, information and admission House* Garden, shop and tea-rooms

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri, 11 to 5. Last admission one hour before closing. *Between 11 and 12 access to the house will be by the introductory tour only (limited numbers, allocated on arrival). **Park: closes dusk if earlier, closed 25 Dec Admission: Groups £9.35 (10+). Reduced rate available for gardens & park

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Hidcote Manor Garden near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire Gsr78F4gEL5D Visitor Reception 0E Grounds 0j7E An ‘Arts & Crafts’ masterpiece, Hidcote consists of a series of outdoor rooms, each with a different character and each peaking at different times of the year. The garden is famous for its rare shrubs, trees and unusual plant species from all over the world. Note: as the number of coaches is limited per day, group leaders should check with property before booking transport. On BHols and fine weekends, garden is least crowded after 3. No groups on BH Mons

Contact

Visit

Lisa Edinborough, Visitor Services Manager T 01386 438333 F 01386 438817 E hidcote@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. Introductory talk£

Location

Garden Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 60 covers close to visitor reception. Set menu available. Groups can reserve tables Mon Wed. Thatched Barn Café, assisted service, 86 covers close to car park

Hidcote Manor Garden, Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6LR. Close to village of Mickleton, 4 miles north-east of Chipping Campden, 1 mile east of B4632 (originally A46), off B4081. Coaches are not permitted through Chipping Campden High Street

Coaches Coach and minibus parking, 100yds. Max. 8 coaches per day and must be booked with the property in advance

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Attractions nearby Batsford Arboretum, Bourton House Garden, Compton Verney, Charlecote Park, Chastleton House, Chedworth Roman Villa, Croome Park, Kiftsgate Court Garden, Mill Dene Garden, Snowshill Manor and Garden, Upton House and Gardens

Opening times, information and admission Garden, shop, restaurant, plant sales and Barn Café

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Kingston Lacy Dorset HRGPAsrmC7EF4gELG45D Building 0 Grounds 3j7E This 17th-century mansion contains an outstanding collection of paintings and other works of art. It is famous for its dramatic Spanish Room, with walls hung in magnificent gilded leather. The house and garden are set in a wooded park with attractive waymarked walks and a fine herd of North Devon cattle. Note: point-to-point races are held at Badbury Rings 3 days a year – on these days a charge is made for parking

covers includes outside courtyard. Limited menu on Mon and Tues when house closed. Sunday roast lunches (beef is from Estate herd). Christmas lunches. Set menu, private room available. Groups can reserve tables

Contact Carol Dougherty, Property Administrator T 01202 883402 F 01202 882402 E kingstonlacy@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4EA. On B3082 Blandford–Wimborne road, 1½ miles west of Wimborne Minster. Sat Nav: data unreliable, follow B3082

Coaches Coach parking. Max. 3 coaches per day

Attractions nearby Brownsea Island, Chained Library (Wimborne Minster), Clouds Hill, Corfe Castle, Hardy’s Cottage, Max Gate, Mompesson House, Priest’s House Museum, Royal Signals Museum, Russel Coates Gallery/Museum Bournemouth

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£

Catering Stables Restaurant (licensed), self-service, 130 Opening times, information and admission House Garden and park

Shop and restaurant

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Open BH Mons. Admission by timed ticket may operate on BHol Suns and Mons. Last admission to house one hour before closing. Garden, park, shop and restaurant closed 24 to 31 Dec Admission: Groups £10. Reduced rate available for gardens & park

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Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village near Chippenham, Wiltshire HOTGAcs78FgEL45D Abbey 03 Museum 1E Grounds 31j7 Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets and more recently as a TV and film location. The abbey, located within its own woodland grounds, is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. The Museum celebrates the achievements of former resident William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography. Note: picnic area with tables in the pound ‘paddock’ opposite visitor reception. No picnics in Abbey grounds. Max. 4 groups per day

Contact

restricted on busy BHols. Please avoid parking coaches on the village streets

House Manager T 01249 730227 E lacockabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Visit

Location

Average length of visit: 2hrs.

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Lacock, near Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LG. 3 miles south of Chippenham. M4 exit 17, signposted to Chippenham (A350). Follow A350 (signposted Poole/Warminster) until you reach Lacock, following signs leading to main car park

Catering

Coaches Coach parking, 220yds. 5 coach spaces. No charge for coach parking. Drop-off point outside museum. Coach parking may be

Tea-rooms, pubs, restaurant and bakery in the village. (Most owned by NT but leased and managed by tenants.) Please contact directly

Attractions nearby Abbey House Gardens, Avebury, Bath, Bowood House, Corsham Court, The Courts Garden, Dyrham Park, Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, Iford Manor Gardens, Prior Park Landscape Garden

Opening times, information and admission Village* Abbey and grounds**

Museum, exhibition and bookshop

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Mompesson House Salisbury, Wiltshire HGsC8FEL45D Building 03 Grounds 03 An elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close, featured in the awardwinning film Sense and Sensibility, and with magnificent plasterwork and a fine oak staircase. Outside, the delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditional herbaceous borders.

Contact

Visit

Ann Sullivan, Administrator T 01722 335659 F 01722 321559 E ann.sullivan@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 45mins. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£

Location

Tea-room, self-service, 20 covers

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EL. Park & ride on all main routes into city

Catering Attractions nearby City of Salisbury/Old Sarum, Mottisfont, The Rifles (Berkshire and Wiltshire) Museum, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury Cathedral, Stourhead, Wilton House

Coaches No coach parking. Coach drop-off point in Exeter Street, outside Close wall. Nearest parking: Central Car Park off Castle Street

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Montacute House Somerset HGPsrmC7F4g45D Building 03E Grounds 3jE A glittering Elizabethan house, adorned with Renaissance features, including contemporary plasterwork and heraldic glass. Contains the Goodhart collection of 17th- and 18th-century samplers. The Long Gallery has over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. The formal garden includes mixed borders, old roses and topiary and is surrounded by a landscape park. Note: groups need to split into smaller groups of up to 15 people for house visit

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01935 823289 E montacute@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Tailor-made Tours£

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Catering

Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset, TA15 6XP. In Montacute village, 4 miles west of Yeovil, on south side of A3088, 3 miles east of A303, signposted

Courtyard Café. Christmas lunches served Suns in Dec. Open weekdays for private lunches during Nov and Dec (groups 25–50 only), booking essential. Out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables. Large coach parties cannot be seated in one group

Coaches Coach parking available immediately in front of reception. We cannot guarantee spaces if party has not pre-booked. There is a long term parking area one mile away at the Cartgate A303 services. (Please do not park in the village)

admission House Gardens

Attractions nearby Barrington Court, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Ham Hill Country Park, Haynes Motor Museum, Lytes Cary Manor, Stourhead, Tintinhull Garden

Opening times, information and

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Prior Park Landscape Garden Bath, Somerset Gm78FE5D Grounds 03 Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden with magnificent views of Bath. Many interesting features including a Palladian bridge, three lakes and restored ‘Wilderness’. Note: Prior Park College, a school, operates from the mansion (not NT). Prior Park is a green tourism site; there is only disabled parking

Contact

Visit

Katy Smith, Property Administrator T 01225 833977 F 01225 838626 E priorpark@nationaltrust.org.uk A Church Lane, Widcombe, Bath, Somerset BA2 6BD

Average length of visit: 1hr. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Discover Bath’s Hidden Gem£

Location Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AH. No brown signs

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point

Catering Kiosk open Sat and Sun, school holidays, events and BHols, Feb-Oct

Attractions nearby American Museum, Bath Assembly Rooms, The Courts Garden, Dyrham Park, Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, Holburne Museum, Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village, Roman Baths, Tyntesfield

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Snowshill Manor and Garden near Broadway, Gloucestershire HGsrm7EF4gLG5D Manor 0 Grounds 0E Charles Wade spent his life and inherited wealth amassing a spectacular collection of objects from across the globe. He bought things because of their colour, craftsmanship and design, restoring the manor house to display them. Laid out theatrically, the manor is literally packed to the rafters with around 22,000 items, from tiny toys to splendid samurai armour. The manor is surrounded by a terraced hillside garden designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Note: Snowshill Manor operates a timed ticket entry system allowing 22 people into the manor every 10 minutes, so large groups will be split

Contact

Visit

Sarah Kerby, Property Administrator T 01386 842814 F 01386 842822 E snowshillmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Special interest tours: The Fabulous World of Charles Paget Wade£

Location

Catering

Snowshill Manor and Garden, Snowshill, near Broadway, Gloucestershire, WR12 7JU. 2½ miles south-west of Broadway; turn from A44 Broadway bypass into Broadway village; at green turn right uphill to Snowshill

Licensed restaurant, assisted service, 60 covers. Outdoor seating on patio area. Large groups must be staggered as tables cannot be reserved. Please tel. for further details

Coaches

Batsford Arboretum, Broadway Tower, Chastleton House, Chedworth Roman Villa, Cotswold Farm Park, Coughton Court, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Hidcote Manor Garden, Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

Coach parking, 500yds. 1 space. Max. 1 coach per day, 3 per week, 1 at weekends. Early booking highly recommended to avoid disappointment

Attractions nearby

Opening times, information and admission Manor Priest’s House Garden Shop, restaurant and grounds

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Stourhead Warminster, Wiltshire HTRGPAcsrmC7EF4gE5D Building 0E Grounds 3j7E World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs. The garden is a fine example of the English landscape style, featuring a central lake surrounded by classical temples and a magnificent collection of rare and exotic trees. The mansion contains furniture by Chippendale the Younger and an exquisite Regency library. King Alfred’s Tower, a triangular red-brick folly, offers breathtaking views over the estate. Note: limited to 10 booked groups per day. Strongly advise to discuss access for disabled visitors in advance

Contact

Visit

Georgina Mead, Assistant Administrator T 01747 841152 F 01747 842005 E stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: The Story of Stourhead Landscape Garden£. The Grand Tour of Stourhead House£

Location Stourhead, Stourhead Estate Office, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD. At Stourton, off B3092, 3 miles north-west of Mere (A303), 8 miles south of Frome (A361). King Alfred’s Tower: 3½ miles by road from main car park

Coaches Coach parking next to visitor reception, shop and restaurant. 400yds from garden. Minibus shuttle service (wheelchair accessible) runs between car park and garden/house entrances. Limited to 10 coaches per day

Catering Restaurant (licensed) serving fresh seasonal food, assisted service, 250 covers. Private functions room, max. 50 (booking required). Ice-cream parlour and refreshments in Spread Eagle courtyard. Spread Eagle Inn (not NT), open all year

Attractions nearby Barrington Court, Bath, Longleat, Lytes Cary Manor, Mompesson House, Montacute House, Salisbury Cathedral, Tintinhull Garden

Opening times, information and admission Garden House and King Alfred’s Tower Restaurant* Shop**

Farm Shop***

Open all year† 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–31 Dec 1 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec 2 Jan–26 Mar 27 Mar–23 Dec

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Tintinhull Garden Yeovil, Somerset Gsrm785D Building 1E Gardens 3jE A delightful formal garden, created last century around a 17th-century manor house. Small pools, varied borders and secluded lawns are all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges, and there is also an attractive kitchen garden. Note: you may wish to include Tintinhull with one of the other South Somerset National Trust properties which are all within 30 minutes to make the most of your day

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01935 823289 F 01935 826921 E tintinhull@nationaltrust.org.uk A Montacute House, Montacute, Somerset TA15 6XP

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins

Location Tintinhull Garden, Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8PZ. 5 miles northwest of Yeovil, ½ mile south of A303, on east outskirts of Tintinhull. Follow road signs to Tintinhull village

Coaches

Catering Tea-room, self-service, 22 covers in courtyard. Light refreshments only. We request that Groups advise us in advance if they wish to have refreshments

Attractions nearby Barrington Court, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Forde Abbey, Haynes Motor Museum, Lytes Cary Manor, Mapperton, Montacute House, Yeovilton Air Museum

Coach parking, 500yds. Drop-off point 20yds. Narrow approach roads, often with parked cars

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Tyntesfield North Somerset HOTGPAsm7EF4gEL5D Building 03E Grounds 03 Whether you’re visiting for the first time, or coming back to see the progress, you’ll be amazed by the unique conservation project. As work continues to conserve the estate for the future, you can learn from specialist craftsmen, climb the viewing tower to see the roof repairs or explore the beautiful gardens and woodland. Note: the project at Tyntesfield is still in the early stages of development, but the property offers a unique insight into the work needed to conserve an estate. During 2010, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the conservation building work on the house and on other buildings around the estate. This work may, at times, result in limited access to some parts of the property. Facilities on site are temporary while planning is under way for the new visitor facilities. Admission to the house is by timed ticket for all visitors. Tel. Infoline for details. Booked groups (min. 30 people, max. 60) can visit from Sat - Wed

Contact

Visit

Group Visit Organiser T 01275 461900 E tyntesfield@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Location

Catering

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, North Somerset, BS48 1NX on B3128. 7 miles south-west of Bristol; M5 Southbound exit 19 via A369 (towards Bristol), B3129, B3128. M5 Northbound exit 20, B3130 (towards Bristol), B3128. Brown signs from exit 19 and 20 of M5. For a Tyntesfield Travel Map, please contact the property

Kiosk serving hot and cold light refreshments. Seating area in heated cabin or picnic benches. Sandwiches can be pre-ordered

Attractions nearby Bristol, Cadbury’s Garden Centre, Clevedon, Clevedon Court, Dyrham Park, Prior Park Landscape Garden, Weston-super-Mare

Coaches Coach parking near visitor reception. 500 to 1,000yds to house depending on route taken (vehicle transfer available)

Opening times, information and admission House and chapel Gardens, visitor reception, shop and kiosk

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Westbury Court Garden Gloucestershire Gm8F5 Grounds 03 A rare and beautiful survival: the only restored Dutch water garden in the country, laid out 1696– 1705. The National Trust’s first garden restoration, it was restored in 1971 and is planted with species dating from before 1700. Note: max. 3 groups per day

Contact

Visit

Jerry Green, Gardener in Charge T 01452 760461 E westburycourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Going Dutch in Gloucestershire£

Location

Catering

Westbury Court Garden, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire, GL14 1PD. 9 miles southwest of Gloucester on A48

Coffee machine, self-service. Hot and cold drinks. No catering facilites

Coaches

Highnam Court, The Kymin, Lydney Park Garden, The Weir

Coach parking, 200yds. Drop-off point

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National Trust for Groups Wessex Properties with limited availability for groups

Bath Assembly Rooms Bath, Somerset HsrC8F4g4 Building 01lE Grounds 1 The Assembly Rooms, now let to the Bath & North East Somerset Council, epitomise the elegance of Georgian Bath. Note: the site is used for functions such as concerts, conferences and weddings and therefore rooms can be closed to visitors on those days. Tel. 01225 477173 to check opening arrangements

Contact Group Booking Office T 01225 477173 A Pump Room, Roman Baths, Bath BA1 2LZ

Clevedon Court Clevedon, North Somerset HGr784L45D Building 0 Grounds 0 The house is a remarkable survival from the medieval period and it has been the home of the Elton family since 1709. Note: all groups will be issued with timed tickets to stagger entry to the house

Contact Administrator T 01275 872257 A Clevedon Court, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, North Somerset BS21 6QU

Clouds Hill Dorset Hsm5 Building 3 Grounds 3 A tiny isolated brick and tile cottage, first rented then owned and adapted by T. E. Lawrence (‘Lawrence of Arabia’) as a retreat and his retirement home. Note: no WC. Very small property, entry may need to to be staggered

Contact Peter Preen, Visitor Services Manager T 01929 405616 A Clouds Hill, Wareham, Dorset BH20 7NQ

Coleridge Cottage Bridgwater, Somerset H5D Building 0 The home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge for 3 years from 1797, with mementoes of the poet on display. Note: No WC, nearest WC at village library 500yds. The property is managed by Dunster Castle (01643 821314)

Contact Visitor Services Manager (Dunster Castle) T 01643 821314 A Coleridge Cottage, 35 Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1NQ

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National Trust for Groups Wessex Properties with limited availability for groups

The Courts Garden near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire Gcr8F45D Garden 03E Full of charm and variety with an imaginative use of colour, surrounding topiary, water features and ornaments, complemented by an arboretum with naturalised spring bulbs. Note: please, no tripods or easels without prior consent. Guided tours by appointment. Not available on Weds

Contact Catrina Saunders, Head Gardener T 01225 782875 E courtsgarden@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Courts Garden, Holt, nr Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire BA14 6RR

Dunster Working Watermill near Minehead, Somerset Msrg Building 01 Built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey 1086, the present mill dates from the 18th century and was restored in 1979. Note: the mill is a private business and all visitors inc. NT members pay the admission charge

Contact T 01643 821759 A Dunster Working Watermill, Mill Lane, Dunster, nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SW

Great Chalfield Manor and Garden Wiltshire HTGA78FEL45 Manor 0E Garden 3j A charming manor house and garden, enhanced by a moat and gatehouse and with beautiful oriel windows and a great hall. Note: Great Chalfield Manor and Garden is administered for the National Trust by the donor family tenant. Max. 25 in house at any one time. Large groups may be split to see the adjoining church and garden while half tour the house. Coach parking for 1 vehicle. Access by guided tour only. It is essential that coaches approach from B3107 Melksham and Broughton Gifford, otherwise lanes are too narrow and subject to weight restrictions

Contact Patricia Floyd T 01225 782239 A Great Chalfield Manor and Garden, nr Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8NH

Hardy’s Cottage near Dorchester, Dorset HGs845D Building 0 Grounds 1j Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born here in 1840. Note: no WC. Drop-off point by prior arrangement

Contact Terry Linee, Custodian T 01305 262366 A Hardy’s Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, nr Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8QJ

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National Trust for Groups Wessex Properties with limited availability for groups

Heelis Swindon, Wiltshire OIsrC7F4gE4 Building 1l Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, the Trust’s award-winning central office is a remarkable example of innovative and sustainable building construction. Note: offices are only accessible to pre-booked guided tours during Fri lunchtime. Coach parking 200yds, drop-off point 100yds

Contact Heelis reception T 01793 817575 A The National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2NA

Holnicote Estate Minehead, Somerset TRASNmF Grounds 03 5,052ha of woodlands, coast, moorland and farmland from the highest point on Exmoor to the sea. Picturesque villages provide ideal starting venues for walking. Note: WCs at Bossington, Allerford, Selworthy and Horner. Due to narrow lanes some villages are accessible only by small or medium-sized coaches

Contact Ann Lund, Senior Administrator T 01643 862452 F 01643 863011 E ann.lund@nationaltrust.org.uk A Holnicote Estate, Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8TJ

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire HPAsmC78FL5 Building 03 Lodge Park was created in 1634 by John ‘Crump’ Dutton. Inspired by his passion for gambling and banqueting it is a unique survival of a grandstand, deer course and park. Note: WC at Lodge Park only. Gift shop, plant sales and light refreshments available

Contact Assistant Visitor Services Manager T 01451 844130 E lodgepark@nationaltrust.org.uk A Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Lodge Park, Aldsworth, nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 3PP

Lytes Cary Manor Somerton, Somerset HTGAsm78F45 Building 0E Grounds 3 A charming manor house with a 14th-century chapel, rescued from dereliction in the 20th century, lovely gardens with attractive hedged rooms and mixed borders. Note: light refreshments available. Large plant sales area and shop with range of gifts, toys, garden sundries and local produce

Contact Visitor Services Manager T 01458 224471 E lytescarymanor@nationaltrust.org.uk A Lytes Cary Manor, nr Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7HU Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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National Trust for Groups Wessex Properties with limited availability for groups

Max Gate Dorchester, Dorset HGL5D Building 0 Novelist and poet Thomas Hardy designed and lived in this house from 1885 till his death in 1928. Note: no WC. Limited number of rooms open to public

Contact Mr A. Leah, Tenant/Custodian T 01305 262538 A Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 2AB

Newark Park Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire HGPAsm8G45D Building 03 Grounds 3 This unusual and atmospheric property, originally a Tudor hunting lodge, is set in a wild, romantic garden surrounded by unspoilt countryisde. Note: the property is lived in and has an interesting and warm atmosphere. 2 groups per day on open days. At all other times by appointment. In Feb special access to the garden to view the snowdrops is by appointment only. Limited WC facilities

Contact Michael Claydon, Visitor Services Manager T 01453 842644 E newarkpark@nationaltrust.org.uk A Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7PZ

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London and South Days out for groups 2010


What’s

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Greys Court

Greys Court grand reopening: Plan ahead and be the first to visit the newly reopened house in 2010 following a major renovation programme. A-maze-ing Cliveden: Come and watch work in progress on the recreation of the Cliveden Maze, first created by Lord Astor in 1894. Groups can also enjoy the newly-replanted water garden in all its glory. History comes back to life at Osterley Park and House: Use hand-held digital sets to provide an audio commentary along with thrilling visuals to conjure up images of life above and below stairs at this 18th-century Robert Adam house. Uncover the wartime secrets of Hughenden: Take a look around the perfectly preserved country retreat of Victorian statesman, Benjamin Disraeli and visit the dedicated exhibition to learn more about its role as a secret intelligence base during WW2. Ham House and Garden: Celebrate 400 years of history at this exquisite 17th-century palace on the Thames. In the Discovery Room you will find new ways to explore the house and all its treasures. Hughenden Manor

you must

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Claydon House, Buckinghamshire Tucked away in the heart of unspoilt countryside, Claydon House has been home to the Verney family for 400 years. Among its many architectural highlights are astonishing wood carvings in the Chinese Room and the fine parquetry staircase. Don’t miss: Florence Nightingale’s bedroom – just as she left it. Ham House and Garden, Richmond-upon-Thames Full of rare and priceless treasures, including fine collections of art, textiles and furniture, this unique 17thcentury house also includes fascinating outbuildings and an impressive kitchen garden. Don’t miss: The Duchess of Lauderdale’s bathroom – one of the country’s first! Mottisfont, Hampshire There’s much to enjoy at this delightful spot where groups can see an impressive collection of modern art and the stunning Drawing Room decorated by Rex Whistler. Don’t miss: The brown trout in the fast flowing River Test.

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lunch stops The Vyne, Hampshire The licensed Brewhouse restaurant adjacent to the house can seat 120 people. It offers a fresh appetising menu with local food in comfortable surroundings. Cliveden, Buckinghamshire Enjoy lunch in The Orangery, able to cater for larger groups with up to 200 covers. Mottisfont, Hampshire After a walk around the renowned grounds of this impressive estate, groups can visit the licensed Kitchen Café for delicious locallysourced food.

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Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Claydon House. NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel.

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Ascott near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire HG8FE5D Building 03E Grounds 03j Originally a half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, Ascott was bought in 1876 by the de Rothschild family and considerably transformed and enlarged. It now houses a quite exceptional collection of fine paintings, oriental porcelain and English and French furniture. Its extensive gardens are a mixture of the formal and natural, containing specimen trees and shrubs, as well as a herbaceous walk, lily pond, Dutch garden and remarkable topiary sundial. Note: max. 2 groups per day

Contact

Coaches

Resident Agent T 01296 688242 F 01296 681904 E info@ascottestate.co.uk

Coach parking, 200yds. Drop-off point 50yds

Location

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins

Ascott, Wing, near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 0PS. ½ mile east of Wing, 2 miles south-west of Leighton Buzzard, on south side of A418

Visit Attractions nearby Claydon, Waddesdon Manor, Woburn Abbey

Opening times, information and admission 23 Mar–25 Apr 27 Apr–22 Jul 27 Jul–10 Sep

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Last admission one hour before closing. Gardens open in aid of National Garden Scheme on Mons 3 May and 30 Aug (charge incl. National Trust members) Admission: £8.40 Garden only: £4.20

Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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Basildon Park Reading, Berkshire HGPAsrmC78EF4gELG45D Building 03E Grounds 31jE The interior of this beautiful Palladian mansion is filled with fine pictures and furniture and is noted for its original delicate plasterwork, elegant staircase and unusual Octagon Room. Much work has been undertaken to repair and reinstate the gardens at Basildon Park, and there are waymarked trails through the parkland. Basildon Park can be seen in the recent feature film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Note: No groups at weekends

Contact

Visit

Administrator T 0118 976 7360 F 0118 976 7370 E basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Pride and Prejudice at Basildon Park£

Location Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR. Between Pangbourne and Streatley, 7 miles north-west of Reading, on west side of A329; leave M4 at exit 12 and follow signs for Beale Park (not National Trust) through Pangbourne, then brown National Trust signs to Basildon Park. Sat Nav: please use main entrance from A329

Catering Ground-floor tea-room (licensed), self-service, 100 covers at mansion. Light refreshments available in stableyard. Set menu, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Greys Court, The Vyne

Coaches Coach parking, 400yds

Opening times, information and admission House (main show rooms) Ground floor exhibition area, tea-room, shop and grounds

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Carlyle’s House Chelsea, London HGE45 Building 0 Grounds 0 Enjoy the intimate Victorian atmosphere in the Chelsea home of Thomas Carlyle, the great Victorian writer and thinker, and his wife Jane. Find out about the Carlyles’ intriguing relationship, how Jane persuaded her frugal Scottish husband to give her more housekeeping, and see many of their authentic possessions. Feel at home in a house visited by friends such as Dickens, and discover their neighbours, including Leigh Hunt and Rossetti. Note: pre-booked groups welcome outside normal opening times Wed, Thur & Fri between 11-12:30 Group size 1020. Tel. for details

Contact

Visit

Custodian T 020 7352 7087 E carlyleshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: At Home with a Victorian Couple£

Location Carlyle’s House, 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, SW3 5HL

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking: Battersea Park car park, 10 min walk away, south of River Thames

Attractions nearby Chelsea Army Museum, Chelsea Physic Garden, Chelsea Royal Hospital, Fenton House, Ham House and Garden, Osterley Park and House, Sutton House, Victoria & Albert Museum, 2 Willow Road

Opening times, information and admission 10 Mar–29 Oct 13 Mar–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons, 11 to 5 Admission: £5.10. Groups outside normal hours: £1 extra (inc. NT members)

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Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire HGm78FEL5D Building 0E Garden 0 One of England’s finest and most complete Jacobean houses, filled with a mixture of rare and everyday objects, collected since 1612. The gardens have a typical Elizabethan and Jacobean layout with a ring of fascinating topiary at their heart. It was here in 1865 that the rules of modern croquet were codified. Note: as Chastleton House is relatively fragile and the access roads are narrow, the number of visitors is restricted. Admission is by timed ticket. Groups of 10+ must book in advance. Private tours limited to 20, out of hours, Thur–Sat mornings at 10

Contact

Visit

Bookings Assistant T 01608 674981 E chastleton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£

Location

Catering

Chastleton House, Chastleton, near Moretonin-Marsh, Oxfordshire, GL56 0SU. 6 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. Approach only from A436 between A44 (west of Chipping Norton) and Stow

No catering available, contact property for alternatives. Picnics welcome in car park

Coaches Minibus parking, 250yds. Drop-off point 30yds. The largest vehicles that can be accommodated are 25-seater, 7.5m long minicoaches

Attractions nearby Blenheim Palace, Hidcote Manor Garden, Sezincote, Snowshill Manor and Garden, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Upton House and Gardens

Opening times, information and admission 24 Mar–25 Sep 29 Sep–30 Oct

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Admission by timed ticket (visitor numbers are restricted as Chastleton House is relatively fragile). Last admission one hour before closing. Please note: visitor numbers are limited to conserve the fragile house (at busy times entry cannot be guaranteed). If possible visit on quieter days, such as Wed and Thur. Essential maintenance may mean changes to published opening arrangements, please telephone or check website before visiting Admission: £7.85. Out of hours guided tours: £2.65 plus admission price

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Claydon near Buckingham, Buckinghamshire HTGPAsrmC78F4EL45 Building 03E Grounds 01j In the 1750s, Sir Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours. Thirty years on he was broke. Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious ever created. Claydon House has been occupied by the Verney family for over 550 years; it is a testament to their fluctuating fortunes, from involvement in the English civil war to family connections with Florence Nightingale. Note: All Saints’ Church (not NT) in the grounds is also open to the public. No groups on BHols

Contact

Visit

House and Premises Manager T 01296 730349 F 01296 738511 E claydon@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 4hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Taking Care of History£. Your Way£

Location Claydon, Middle Claydon, near Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EY. In Middle Claydon 13 miles north-west of Aylesbury, 4 miles south-west of Winslow; signposted from A413 and A41 (M40 exit 9 12 miles); entrance by north drive only

Coaches Coach parking, 5yds. Max. 4 coaches per day

Catering Carriage House Restaurant (not NT) licensed, waitress service. Tea-room (not NT) now open from 11 on open days. Set menu available

Attractions nearby Bernwood Forest, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, King’s Head, Old English Village, Post Mill at Brill, Quainton Windmill, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Waddesdon Manor

Opening times, information and admission House Garden, restaurant and shops Tea-room, church and bookshop

24 Mar–31 Oct 24 Mar–31 Oct 24 Mar–31 Oct

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Open Good Fri Admission: Groups £6. Private Claydon gardens £3, inc. NT members

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Cliveden Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire HGPsrm78F4gE5D Building 01E Grounds 1j This spectacular estate overlooking the River Thames has a series of gardens, each with its own character, featuring topiary, statuary, water gardens, a formal parterre, informal vistas, woodland and riverside walks. The house, once the home of Nancy, Lady Astor, is now let as a hotel and is open on certain days. Note: no WC at woodlands. No groups on Suns

Contact

Visit

John Bignell, Visitor Services Manager T 01628 605069 F 01628 669461 E john.bignell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Scandalous Goings On above the Thames£

Location Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA. 2 miles north of Taplow; leave M4 at exit 7 on to A4, or M40 at exit 4 on to A404 to Marlow and follow brown signs. Entrance by main gates opposite Feathers Inn

Coaches

Catering The Orangery, licensed, assisted service, 200 covers. Kiosk, assisted service in main car park

Attractions nearby Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Hughenden Manor, Stanley Spencer Gallery, West Wycombe Park, Windsor

Coach parking, 150yds. 2 spaces

Opening times, information and admission Estate, garden, shop and refreshment kiosk 13 Feb–31 Mar 1 Apr–30 Oct 31 Oct–23 Dec House (part), chapel 1 Apr–28 Oct The Orangery 1 Mar–30 Oct 31 Oct–19 Dec Woodlands 2 Jan–31 Mar 1 Apr–30 Oct 31 Oct–23 Dec

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Admission to house is limited and by timed ticket only from information kiosk. Some areas of formal garden may be roped off when ground conditions are bad Admission: Groups (1 March-30 Oct): £6.80 Woodlands: £3

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Eastbury Manor House Barking, London HGsrm7F4gEG45D4 Building 03lE Courtyard 3E Grounds 3 An important brick-built Tudor gentry house, the building is architecturally distinguished and well preserved, with notable early 17th-century wall paintings and a fine original oak spiral staircase. The walled garden contains ‘bee boles’. There are possible Gunpowder Plot connections. Through Heritage Lottery Fund awards, there are new displays and interpretation and the gardens, courtyard and most of the house are accessible. The property is managed by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Note: group visits available on 1st and 2nd Sat of month and Mon (not BHols) and Tue. Other days and times by arrangement. See www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk for more information

Contact

Catering

Projects Co-ordinator T 020 8724 1000 F 020 8724 1003 E eastburyhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Garden tea-room (not NT), assisted service, 28 covers in house. In good weather, refreshments may be taken in kitchen garden. Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Pre-booked catering is available and is strongly recommended for groups: a list of menu selections will be supplied with booking information

Location Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, Barking, London, IG11 9SN. ½ mile north of A13, signposted from A123 Ripple Road

Coaches Drop-off point. Free street parking in Eastbury Square, adjacent to property

Visit

Attractions nearby Barking Abbey Ruins including Curfew Tower, Rainham Hall, St Margaret’s Church, Sutton House

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk£. Guided tour. Special interest tours: Candelit Tour£

Opening times, information and admission House and grounds Tea-room and shop

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Closed BH Mons and 27 and 28 Dec. Open every first and second Sat of month Admission: Groups £2. Smaller groups requiring an introductory talk may be asked to make a small additional contribution

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Fenton House Hampstead, London HGEL45D Building 03 Grounds 03 This charming 17th-century merchant’s house has remained little altered architecturally during more than 300 years of continuous occupation. Lady Katherine Binning bought the house in 1936 and filled it with her highly decorative collections of porcelain, Georgian furniture and 17thcentury needlework. A collection of early keyboard instruments has been displayed in the house since 1952. The delightful walled garden includes roses and an orchard. Note: max. 2 groups per day

Contact

Visit

Claudia Sottile, Assistant Custodian T 020 7435 3471 F 020 7435 3471 E fentonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk A Fenton House, Windmill Hill, London NW3 6RT

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Perfect Porcelain£

Catering

Location

No catering available, contact property for alternatives

Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SP

Attractions nearby

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking: Parliament Hill 1½miles or Kenwood House 1mile. Coaches should drop visitors at Whitestone Pond (300m)

Burgh House, Carlyle’s House, Freud’s House, Keats’ House, Kenwood House, Lauderdale House, Sutton House, 2 Willow Road

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri, 11 to 5 Admission: Groups £5.10. Joint ticket with 2 Willow Road available

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Greys Court Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire HOGPAsrm78FE5D House 0 Tea-room 0 Grounds 3 Nestling amid rolling countryside, this enchanting place dating back to medieval times has a tranquil atmosphere which prevails to this day. The newly reopened house evokes the feel of a mid-20th-century family home. The gardens are an inspirational series of very different areas you can stroll through, before enjoying a treat in the tea-room. For the more energetic, you can follow trails and walks around the estate and through woodlands. Note: house reopens after major reservicing, conservation and restoration work. Rooms upstairs, including Lady Brunner’s bedroom, will be open for the first time. Group visits Wed - Fri only. One group visit per day. Shop not accessible for wheelchair users. House: Ground floor only accessible

Contact Paul Williamson, Custodian T 01491 628529 F 01491 628935 E greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-onThames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4PG. West of Henley-on-Thames. From Nettlebed miniroundabout on A4130 take B481 and property is signed to the left after approx. 3 miles. There is also a direct (unsigned) route from Henleyon-Thames town centre. Follow signs to Badgemore Golf Club towards Peppard, approximately 3 miles out of Henley

Coaches Coach and minibus parking is available at the property, it is 220yds from the house and tearoom, unfortunately no closer drop-off point is

available. Please note that only 1 coach space is available

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Special interest tours: Garden Tour£

Catering Cromwellian Tea-room, assisted service in stables. Light lunches and teas. Set menu available. Only limited catering is available for groups outside opening hours

Attractions nearby Basildon Park, Cliveden, Henley-on-Thames, Hughenden Manor, Stonor Park, River and Rowing Museum

Opening times, information and admission House Garden Tea-room Volunteer-run bookshop*

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Ham House and Garden Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey HGsmC7F4gE45D4 Building 03lE Grounds 1j7E One of a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames, Ham House and Garden is an unusually complete survival of the 17th century, where time appears to have stood still. Created by the charismatic Elizabeth Murray, Countess of Dysart, Ham was conceived as a sumptuous statement of wealth and power. Built to impress, it continues to do so today. The gardens are a rare example of 17th-century formal garden design.

Contact

Visit

Christine Guthrie, Administrative Assistant T 020 8439 8230 F 020 8439 8241 E hamhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Behind the scenes at Ham House£. Ham House Hidden Treasures£

Location Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW10 7RS. On south bank of the Thames, west of A307, between Richmond and Kingston; Ham Gate exit of Richmond Park, readily accessible from M3, M4 and M25

Coaches Coach parking, 30yds. Drop-off point

Catering Orangery Café (licensed), assisted service

Attractions nearby Carlyle’s House, Claremont Landscape Garden, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Osterley Park and House, Richmond Park, Royal British Legion Poppy Factory, Syon House

Opening times, information and admission House sneak preview tours* House Garden, shop and café

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Closed 1 Jan. Open Good Fri. *13 Feb to 12 March only: ‘Sneak preview’ tours of selected rooms (30 minutes duration) available until house opens fully on 13 March. Tours start every half hour from 12 to 3:30. Places on tours are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day (20 tickets maximum per tour), normal admission charges apply (National Trust members free). Special Christmas openings: 4 and 5, 11 and 12, 18 and 19 Dec Admission: Groups £8, visits out of hours: £14. Reduced rate available for gardens

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Hinton Ampner near Alresford, Hampshire HGsrmC7F4E45D Building 3E Grounds 1j Best known for its fine gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d’art. After a traumatic fire in 1960 the house was extensively remodelled by Ralph Dutton, 8th and last Lord Sherborne, who also created the gardens, widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th-century garden design. With their crisply manicured lawns and fine topiary, the gardens combine formal and informal planting.

Contact

Visit

James Taylor, Property Manager T 01962 771305 F 01962 793101 E hintonampner@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour

Location

Self-service tea-room. Contact property for group catering

Catering

Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, near Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA. on A272, 1 mile west of Bramdean village, 8 miles east of Winchester, leave M3 at exit 9 and follow signs to Petersfield. Sat Nav: please use entrance off the A272 not via village road as directed by Sat Nav

Attractions nearby Historic Winchester, Intech, Jane Austen’s House, Marwell Zoo, Mottisfont, Uppark House and Garden, The Vyne, Winchester City Mill

Coaches Separate coach access to the property. Max. 2 coaches per day

Opening times, information and admission Shop, walled garden and tea-room

Garden, shop and tea-room House, garden, shop and tea-room House*

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House and garden open Good Fri, 11 to 5. *Last entry 3:45, except Fri when property closes 7 Admission: Groups £7.10

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Hughenden Manor Buckinghamshire HGPAsrmC78F4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 03 The home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his furniture, books and pictures remain in this home, his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life in London. The garden is a re-creation of a colourful design by his wife, Mary Anne. Note: certain rooms have little electric light. Visitors wishing to make a close study of the interior of the house should avoid dull days early and late in the season. No groups at weekends

Contact

Visit

Kate Redfern, Administrator T 01494 755573 F 01494 474284 E hughenden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: Disraeli’s Manor£. Mary Anne’s Garden£

Location Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4LA. 1½ miles north of High Wycombe; on west side of the Great Missenden road (A4128)

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds. 1 space. Entrance up hill and turn right, limited turning space

Catering The Stables Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 60 covers. Also available for winter events. Booked Christmas lunch available. Large groups catered for in multiple sittings, limited restaurant capacity

Attractions nearby Claydon, Cliveden, Waddesdon Manor, West Wycombe Park, Wycombe Museum

Opening times, information and admission House, garden, shop and restaurant*

Conservation in action month** Christmas opening** Park

17 Feb–2 Apr 3 Apr–18 Apr 21 Apr–28 May 29 May–6 Jun 9 Jun–23 Jul 24 Jul–30 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct 3 Nov–28 Nov 4 Dec–19 Dec Open all year

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Mottisfont near Romsey, Hampshire HOGAsmC7EF4gEL5D Building 3E Grounds 1j At the heart of this tranquil rural estate is Mottisfont Abbey, set in glorious grounds alongside the fast flowing River Test. There are many layers of history for the visitor to explore, including the Gothic remains of the original 13th-century Augustinian priory. The grounds are delightful at any time during the year and the walled garden houses the National Collection of Old fashioned roses. Note: 7-20 Jun, when old-fashioned roses in bloom, gardens open every day and late Mon–Sat, Sun close at 5

Contact

Visit

Liz Dean, Group Bookings T 01794 344020 F 01794 341492 E mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£

Location

Kitchen Café (licensed), assisted service, 100 covers at east entrance to house. Kiosk, selfservice, 45 covers outside rose garden at selected times. Groups can reserve private dining outdoors (gazebo situated near the Walled Garden) or a private room for 20-50

Mottisfont, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP. Signposted off A3057 Romsey to Stockbridge, 4½ miles north of Romsey. Also signposted off B3087 Romsey to Broughton

Coaches Coach parking, 75yds. 10 spaces

Catering

Attractions nearby Beaulieu Motor Museum, Exbury Gardens, Hillier Gardens, Hinton Ampner, Mompesson House, Romsey Abbey, Winchester City Mill

Opening times, information and admission Garden, shop and Kitchen Café Garden, shop, Kitchen Café and house*

Garden, shop and Kitchen Café

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*1 to 21 March timed tours of the house only at 12 and 2. 7 to 20 June house closes at 4:30. House and garden open Fri 25 June. Weekends in Dec open until 5. Last orders in café 4:45. Car park gates close at 6, except 7 to 20 June when close at 8. Open weekends until 5 in Dec. Access to some show rooms in house may be restricted due to functions Admission: £7.50

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Mottistone Manor Garden Isle of Wight GASs78F4gELD Grounds 03E This magical garden is set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea and surrounds an Elizabethan manor house which is tenanted (not open). With its colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces it provides a tranquil and interesting place to visit. There is also a small organic kitchen garden and some delightful walks on to the downs across the adjoining Mottistone Estate.

Contact

Catering

Administrator T 01983 741020 F 01983 741154 E isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tea-garden (NT-approved concession), assisted service serving hot and cold snacks. Groups can reserve tables

Location

Attractions nearby

Mottistone Manor Garden, Mottistone, Isle of Wight, PO30 4EA. At Mottistone, between Brighstone and Brook on B3399

Bembridge Windmill, Dimbola Lodge Museum, Isle of Wight Pearl, The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, Newtown Old Town Hall

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr. Introductory talk£. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Bananas, Olives and Aloe Vera£

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The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Isle of Wight OASsr7FgEL Building 03E Grounds 03 The Old Battery was built in 1862 following the threat of a French invasion, and is a spectacularly sited fort containing exhibitions about its involvement in both World Wars. Two original gun barrels are displayed in the parade ground and a tunnel leads to a searchlight emplacement perched above the Needles Rocks. The New Battery is on a separate site further up the headland and contains an exhibition on the secret rocket testing programme. Note: no vehicular access to either Battery (parking for visitors with disabilities by arrangement). The Old Battery has a number of steep paths and uneven surfaces. Access to the tunnel is via a narrow spiral staircase. WCs are available for visitors to the Old Battery. The New Battery has uneven surfaces and steps down to the exhibition rooms. There is no WC at the New Battery. The route from the Old Battery up to the New Battery is steep

Contact

Visit

David Metcalfe, Fort Manager T 01983 754772 F 01983 756978 E isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk£. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Experience Life on the Edge£. For Your Eyes Only£

Location The Needles Old Battery and New Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, PO39 0JH. Alum Bay west of Freshwater Bay (B3322)

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking: Alum Bay ¾ mile where coach parking is free. Coaches have to drop visitors ¾ mile from the site. Visitors can transfer on to public transport (Needles Tour Bus half-price fare for NT members) or walk up

Catering Tea-room, assisted service at Needles Old Battery serving home-made food. Kiosk at Needles New Battery serving hot and cold drinks, ice-cream and snacks. Groups can be catered for but pre-booking essential and limited seating available

Attractions nearby Bembridge Windmill, Dimbola Lodge Museum, Fort Victoria, Mottistone Manor Garden, Needles Park, Newtown Old Town Hall

Opening times, information and admission Tea-room Old Battery and tea-room New Battery* Tea-room

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Closes dusk if earlier. Property closes in high winds: telephone on day of visit to check. *Open other days where possible: please telephone to check Admission: Groups £4.10

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Osterley Park and House Isleworth, Middlesex HOGPsrmC78EF4gELG45D House 0E Café and Shop 31 Garden 1j7E This spectacular mansion and its surrounding gardens, park and farmland is one of the last surviving country estates in London. Transformed in the late 18th century for the wealthy Child family by the architect Robert Adam, the house and garden were designed for entertaining and impressing this banking family’s friends and clients. Note: contact property to check operating times of mobility vehicles and transfer service. No groups on BH Mons

Contact

Visit

Visitor Services Manager T 020 8232 5052 F 020 8232 5080 E groups.osterley@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. General Guided Tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Private Viewing£. Behind the Scenes Tour£. Brushes and Beeswax£. Osterley Garden Tour£

Location Osterley Park and House, Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB. On A4 between Hammersmith and Hounslow. Follow brown tourist signs on A4 between Gillette Corner and Osterley underground station; from west M4, exit 3 then follow A312/A4 towards central London. Main gates at junction with Thornbury and Jersey Roads. Sat Nav: enter ‘Jersey Road’ and ‘TW7 4RB’

Coaches Free coach parking available in main car park, 400yds; advance booking required. Drop-off point available at the house

Catering The Stables Café (licensed) serves lunches and afternoon teas. Self-service. 80 indoor covers plus a pretty tea garden. Set menu and private room available for groups; advance booking required

Attractions nearby Chiswick House (EH), Ham House and Garden, Kew Gardens, Syon Park

Opening times, information and admission House Garden Park and car park*

Café and shop**

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Red House Bexleyheath, London HOGsm74gEL Building 0 Grounds 3j Internationally significant home of William Morris, designed by Philip Webb in 1859. Simple, natural materials and a style inspired by medieval Gothic architecture. The warm red brick walls sit under a steep red tiled roof. Inside remain some fixed items of furniture, designed by Morris and Webb with wall paintings and stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones. The peaceful garden ‘clothes the house’ - an oasis in a suburban environment. Note: when the property was acquired by the National Trust from private owners in 2003 it was opened for visitors to see it as it was. Research has now begun to reveal more about the house as originally created by Webb and Morris and, as time goes on, more features and items are displayed. Max. 15 people per tour, 45 min. gap between tours. Large groups normally take 4 tours. We suggest dropping half the group at Red House in the morning, the rest elsewhere then swapping them in the afternoon. Free-flow unguided visits now available from 1:30 or by arrangement

Contact

Visit

Group Bookings T 0208 303 6359

Average length of visit: 1hr 45mins. Guided tour only. Guided tour£

Location Red House, Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, London, DA6 8JF. M25 Jct 2 to A2 for Bexleyheath. Exit at Danson interchange and follow A221 Bexleyheath

Catering

Coaches

Crossness Pumping Station, Danson House, Hall Place, Ightham Mote, Knole, Rainham Hall

No coach parking. Nearest parking: Danson Park car park ½ mile. We advise that coaches are not driven down Red House Lane, as road narrows and may be impassable for coaches further down

Tea-room serving light refreshments. Picnics in the orchard by arrangement

Attractions nearby

Opening times, information and admission 3 Mar–28 Nov 3 Dec–23 Dec

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Open BH Mons. Guided tours at 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30 and 1. Free-flow self-guided viewing from 1:30 until last entry at 4:15 Admission: Groups £5.90

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Sandham Memorial Chapel near Newbury, Hampshire TGsmE45D Building 03 Grounds 01 This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist Stanley Spencer to fill with wall paintings inspired by his experiences in the First World War. Influenced by Giotto’s Arena Chapel in Padua, Spencer took five years to complete what is arguably his greatest achievement. The chapel has views across to Watership Down. Note: as there is no lighting in the chapel, it is best to view the paintings on a bright day. Groups by prior arrangement only, to avoid delay. No WC. Due to the size of the chapel, we are restricted to 25 people visiting at a time. Larger groups can visit in 2 or more parties, and enjoy the gardens and views

Contact

Visit

Amanda Findlay, Custodian T 01635 278394 E sandham@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 45mins. Introductory talk£. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Art, Poetry and War£. Conservation in Action£. Introduction to the Chapel and works of Sir Stanley Spencer£

Location Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, Hampshire, RG20 9JT. 4 miles south of Newbury, ½ mile east of A34. From M4, follow A34, then brown signs. From A339 (Basingstoke to Newbury) follow brown signs and white National Trust signs. Exit A34 at Tothill services

Coaches

Catering No catering on site, contact Custodian for details of local pubs and services nearby

Attractions nearby Basildon Park, Highclere Castle, Stanley Spencer Gallery, The Vyne

No coach parking. Drop-off point at front gate using public lay-by opposite chapel. Nearest parking: Tothill Services ½ mile

Opening times, information and admission 6 Mar–28 Mar 31 Mar–3 Oct 6 Oct–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec

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Open BH Mons, 11 to 5. Open other times by appointment. Groups of more than ten people must book to avoid queuing Admission: £4

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Stowe Landscape Gardens Buckinghamshire OGPsrmC78F4gED Building 0l Grounds 3j7 Stowe is a breathtakingly beautiful creation of the 18th century, an idealised version of nature and one of the first and foremost of the great English landscape gardens. Hidden amongst spectacular views and vast open spaces there are over 40 monuments, each with its own special significance. With the changing seasons and a continuing restoration programme, Stowe offers a range of experiences and opportunities for individuals and groups to enjoy their visit throughout the year. Note: visitors to the gardens should allow plenty of time because of the extensive areas. Stowe House is used by Stowe School and opened to the public by Stowe House Preservation Trust. Tel. 01280 818166 for details or see shpt.org.uk for opening times

Contact

Visit

Groups Co-ordinator T 01280 822850 E stowegarden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 4hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£

Location

Catering

Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5DQ. 3 miles north west of Buckingham via Stowe Avenue, off A422 Buckingham–Banbury road. Motorway access from M40 (exits 9 to 11) and M1 (exits 13 or 15a)

Tea-room 200yds from visitor reception, self service, 50 covers. Please tel. 01280 815819 to discuss available menu

Coaches Coach parking. 3 spaces

Attractions nearby Bicester Village, Buckingham Town, Canons Ashby, Claydon, King’s Head, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Silverstone Race Circuit, Waddesdon Manor

Opening times, information and admission Gardens and shop

Shop only special Christmas opening Tea-room

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2 Jan–28 Feb 3 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec 3 Nov–17 Dec 2 Jan–28 Feb 3 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec Open all year

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Open BH Mons and Mon and Tues during half terms 15 to 19 Feb, 31 May to 4 June, 25 to 29 Oct. Last admission 90 minutes before closing or dusk if earlier. Closed Sat 29 May. Please note gardens may close early towards end of Oct due to shorter daylight hours. May close in severe weather conditions Admission: Groups £6.40. House (not NT) admission payable at NT reception incl. NT members

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Sutton House Hackney, London Hsr8F4gEL45D Building 031E Built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, prominent courtier of Henry VIII, Sutton House retains much of the atmosphere and character of a Tudor home despite some alterations by later occupants, including a succession of merchants, Huguenot silkweavers and squatters. Discover oakpanelled rooms, original carved fireplaces, trompe l’oeil paintings and a charming interior courtyard. See one of the finest linenfold rooms in London.

Contact

Catering

Assistant Custodian T 020 8525 9055 F 020 8525 9051 E suttonhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Relax in the Sutton House tea-room and second-hand bookshop. Enjoy a drink and a snack while browsing the books. Serving coffee, teas, wine, cakes and snacks/light lunches such as soup and crusty roll. Groups must pre-book

Location Sutton House, 2 and 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ

Coaches 1 coach space, coach can drop off but must park elsewhere

Attractions nearby Fenton House, Geffrye Museum, Museum of London, 2 Willow Road

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£

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Open BH Mons. Closed Good Fri. Sutton House is a lively property in regular use by local community groups. The rooms will always be open as advertised, but please telephone in advance if you would like to visit the property during a quiet time Admission: Groups £2.70

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The Vyne Basingstoke, Hampshire HTGPANsmrC78EF4gEL45D4 Building 1E Grounds 3E This enchanting house with a fascinating history was originally built by a courtier of King Henry VIII. The interiors, garden and landscaping reflect the changing styles, fashions and tastes of its owners over the last five hundred years. Of special note are the 17th-century portico, Tudor chapel, early banqueting/summer-house, the walled garden – now a working kitchen garden with glasshouse, the wetlands and bird hide. Note: max. 1 group per day. Pre-booked guided tours available on weekday mornings at a charge of £6 per person. Access: ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users

Contact

Visit

Cathy Baker, Office Assistant T 01256 883858 F 01256 881720 E cathy.baker@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Garden Secrets£. 500 Years of Country House History£

Location The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL. 4 miles north of Basingstoke between Bramley and Sherborne St John. From Basingstoke Ring Road A339, follow North Hampshire Hospital signs until property signs. Follow A340 Aldermaston Road towards Tadley. Right turn into Morgaston Road. Right turn into car park

Coaches

Catering Brewhouse (licensed), self-service, 120 covers adjacent to house. Kiosk, self service, 40 covers in tea-garden open at busy times

Attractions nearby Basildon Park, Gilbert White’s House, Highclere Castle, Jane Austen’s House, Milestones Living History Museum, Sandham Memorial Chapel, Stratfield Saye House

Coach parking, 100yds. Max. 1 coach per day

Opening times, information and admission House Gardens, shop and restaurant

House, gardens, shop and restaurant

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Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HGPcsrmC78EF4gE4D Building 3lE Grounds 3j Waddesdon is a French Renaissance-style chateau built for Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century to display his vast collection of works of art, including French Royal furniture, Sèvres porcelain, works by Gainsborough and Reynolds. It has one of the finest British, Victorian gardens, famous for the parterre, shady walks and views, aviary, fountains and statuary. Note: all visitors (incl. NT members) require a timed ticket to enter the house. Last recommended admission to house 2:30. Group rates available but must be booked and paid for in advance. For safety reasons, only two wheelchairs are allowed on each floor of the house at any one time, so please let us know if your group includes wheelchair users

Contact Deborah Read, Group Bookings Officer T 01296 653226 F 01296 653212 E deborah.read@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH. Access via Waddesdon village, 6 miles north west of Aylesbury on A41; M40 (westbound) exit 6 or 7 via Thame and Long Crendon or M40 (eastbound) exit 9 via Bicester

Coaches Coach parking, 300yds. Drop-off point

Visit Average length of visit: 5hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk£. Out of hours

tours£. Special interest tours: Guided Tour of Ground Floor, First Floor or Bachelors’ Wing£. Cellars Tour£. Cellars Tour with Wine Tasting£. Seasonal Delights in the Manor Garden£. The Water Garden£

Catering Manor Restaurant (not NT) (licensed), waitress service, 100 covers. Open for breakfast, lunch and tea. Stables Restaurant (not NT) (licensed), assisted service, 80 covers 800yds downhill from Manor. Land train transfer available. Restaurants offer special catering options and menus

Attractions nearby Bicester Village, Blenheim Palace, Claydon, Cliveden, Hughenden Manor, King’s Head, Stowe Landscape Gardens

Opening times, information and admission Gardens, aviary, woodland playground, shops and restaurants House and wine cellars

House, wine cellars, gardens*, shops and restaurants Bachelors’ Wing

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2 Willow Road London H7EL45D Building 01 This fascinating house was designed by the Modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger and occupied as the family home for over 40 years. Alongside the collection of modern art, which includes works by Henry Moore, Max Ernst and Bridget Riley, are personal possessions and furniture designed by Goldfinger himself. The attention to detail and design in this intimate house are surprising and enlightening and still look modern today. Note: group visits can only be accommodated outside of public opening times, i.e. Wed or Thur, Fri mornings. Large groups need to be split to give easier access to house. Self-guided walks leaflet and joint visit with Fenton House are available. Guided walks around London can also be arranged. No public WC in house – local pub allows visitors to use facilities

Contact

Catering

Claudia Sottile, Assistant Custodian T 020 7435 6166 E 2willowroad@nationaltrust.org.uk

No catering available, contact property for alternatives

Location

Attractions nearby

2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH

Fenton House, Freud Museum, Hampstead Heath, Keats House, Kenwood House

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 15mins. Guided tour. Special interest tours: The Modern Art Tour£. The Anatomy of 2 Willow Road£. Life at 2 Willow Road Tour£

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–28 Nov

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Entry by timed ticket tour only at 12, 1 and 2. Places on tours limited and available on a first-come first-served basis on the day. Non-guided viewing 3–5 with timed entry when busy. Introductory film shown at regular intervals Admission: Groups £5.10 Joint ticket with Fenton House: £8

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Winchester City Mill Winchester, Hampshire MIGsC8gEL45D Building 0 Spanning the River Itchen, this water-powered corn mill has had a chequered past. There was a mill on the site at the time of the Domesday survey, the current mill was rebuilt in 1743. It remained a working watermill until the turn of the last century and has recently been restored to full working order. Milling demonstrations can be pre-booked for groups. Note: £30 for optional milling demonstration. The milling demonstration includes a short talk on the history of the mill (if requested). Group visits can be arranged on any day between 1 March and Christmas 2010 from 10:30-4 (evening visits also possible by special arrangement)

Contact

Visit

Anne Aldridge, Mill Manager T 01962 870057 E anne.aldridge@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Working Flour Mill£

Location Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0EJ. Junction 9 from north M3. Junction 10 from south M3. Sat Nav: postcode not appropriate

Catering

Coaches

Hinton Ampner, Intech, Marwell Zoological Park, Military Museums, Mottisfont, St Cross Hospital, Sandham Memorial Chapel, The Vyne, Winchester Cathedral

No coach parking. Drop-off point 100yds

No catering available, contact property for alternatives

Attractions nearby

Opening times, information and admission 13 Feb–21 Feb 6 Mar–12 Mar 13 Mar–4 Apr 5 Apr–18 Apr 21 Apr–30 May 31 May–6 Jun 9 Jun–11 Jul 12 Jul–12 Sep 15 Sep–24 Oct 25 Oct–24 Dec

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Open BH Mons incl. 1 Jan, 10 to 4 Admission: Groups £3.50

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National Trust for Groups London & South Properties with limited availability for groups

Bembridge Windmill Bembridge, Isle of Wight MIs8EL45 Building 0 Built around 1700, this stone-built tower is the island’s only surviving windmill. Explore its four floors and enjoy the wonderful views. Note: no WC. Groups over 25 will need to be split. One group will see the interior whilst the other enjoys the views outside, they will then change places

Contact Custodian T 01983 873945 F 01983 741154 E isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Longstore Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 4EA

Boarstall Duck Decoy near Bicester, Buckinghamshire ANm Exhibition hall 3E Grounds 3 A once-common feature of English countryside, survival of a working decoy set on a tree-fringed lake, with a nature trail and exhibition hall. Note: WC during opening hours. Picnic tables available

Contact T 01280 822850 F 01280 822437 E boarstalldecoy@nationaltrust.org.uk A Stowe Landscape Gardens, National Trust Estate Office, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 5EH

Buscot Park Faringdon, Oxfordshire HOGPsrm78F4E5D Building 0 Grounds 03j7 Late 18th-century house set in enchanting landscaped grounds containing the Faringdon Collection of art including Burne-Jones’s The Legend of the Briar Rose. Note: this property is administered on behalf of the National Trust by Lord Faringdon, and the contents of the house are owned by The Faringdon Collection Trust. www.buscotpark.com

Contact Sharon Lander, Secretary T 01367 240786 F 01367 241794 E estbuscot@aol.com A Buscot Park, Estate Office, Buscot Park, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8BU

Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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National Trust for Groups London & South Properties with limited availability for groups

King’s Head Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire OcrCFE4 Building 0 Grounds 3 Historic coaching inn (1455) with many notable architectural features including Medieval stainedglass window, timber framing and cobbled courtyard. Now a second-hand book-shop/coffee shop. Note: The King’s Head has full conference facilities with several meeting rooms. Tel. for details or a brochure

Contact T 01296 381501 F 01296 381502 E kingshead@nationaltrust.org.uk A King’s Head, King’s Head Passage, Market Square, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 2RW

Newtown Old Town Hall Newport, Isle of Wight OFEL5D Building 0 This intriguing ancient building is the only evidence of the historic importance of Newtown. Discover fascinating local history and learn about Ferguson’s Gang. Note: no WC, nearest WC in car park. Regular art exhibitions

Contact Rebecca Noyes, Custodian T 01983 531785 / 741020 F 01983 741154 E isleofwight@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Longstone Farmhouse, Strawberry Lane, Mottistone, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 4EA

Rainham Hall Havering, London HOG A charming Georgian house awaiting conservation. Set in a large, peaceful, simple garden there are many surprising features and excellent craftsmanship in the finest materials. Note: no WC. 2-5 Sats & BHMons 1 Apr-31 Oct. Visits can be arranged at other times and are subject to availability of guides. Visitors can have a guided tour of the house and garden with the opportunity to see a property prior to conservation and development

Contact June Cook T 020 7799 4552 E rainhamhall@nationaltrust.org.uk A Rainham Hall, The Broadway, Rainham, Havering RM13 9YN

Runnymede Old Windsor, Berkshire OANmF5D Building 0 Grounds 03 A historic riverside property with various memorials including the Magna Carta memorial, JFK memorial and Fairhaven memorial lodges. A countryside place to remember and reflect. Note: Runnymede is in the county of Surrey. Postal address as above. WC only available when tea-room (Non NT) is open

Contact Warden Team T 01784 432891 F 01784 479007 E runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk A Runnymede, Runnymede Estate Office, North Lodge, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2JL 30 / L&S Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices


National Trust for Groups London & South Properties with limited availability for groups

West Green House Garden Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Gsr4g Grounds 03 The delightful series of walled gardens surround a charming 18th-century house. The largest features herbaceous beds with wonderful colour combinations.

Contact T 01252 844611 E westgreenhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk A West Green House Garden, West Green, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire RG27 8JB

West Wycombe Park Buckinghamshire HGP7E5D Building 0E Grounds 3 This fine 18th-century landscape garden and mansion was home to Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hellfire Club. Lavishly decorated. Note: West Wycombe Caves and cafĂŠ are privately owned and NT members must pay admission fees

Contact Chris Hathaway, Head Guide T 01494 513569 E christine.hathaway@nationaltrust.org.uk A West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP14 3AJ

Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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South East Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Scotney Castle

Shopping at Polesden Lacey: Groups can look forward to some great gift shopping at the new National Trust shop and Farm Shop, followed by lunch in the new restaurant. Things are shaping up for visitors at Scotney Castle: It’s all good news at this romantic Victorian country house, where groups can visit the newly-opened kitchen and enjoy the new restaurant, visitor entrance and shop. Get a taste of history at Sissinghurst Castle Garden: The Vegetable Garden and Orchard are a welcome addition to the internationally renowned garden created by Vita Sackville-West. Emmetts Garden rocks: Explore the new Rock Garden at this pretty Kent hillside hideaway with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Rock creation restored at Nymans: The restored Sunken Rock Garden has been reinstated at Nymans, complementing the existing rose garden and attractive arboretum.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

you must

see...

Petworth House and Park, West Sussex Explore the extensive Servants’ Quarters and interesting kitchens featuring a magnificent copper batterie de cuisine of more than 1,000 pieces. It’s an illuminating glimpse into life ‘below stairs’ in this grand 17th-century mansion. Don’t miss: The National Trust’s finest and largest collection of pictures. Nymans, West Sussex One of the greatest gardens of the 20th century, this internationally renowned location hosts a very rare and important collection of plants from around the world, as well as the romantic ruins and remaining family rooms of the original house. Don’t miss: The colourful, spectacular summer borders. Chartwell, Kent Groups will enjoy getting under the skin of one of the world’s most respected politicians at the atmospheric family home of Sir Winston Churchill. View fascinating memorabilia from his travels and tour the working Kitchen Garden. Don’t miss: Churchill’s garden art studio and private works.

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Index to properties in the

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Alfriston Clergy House Bateman’s Bodiam Castle Box Hill Chartwell Clandon Park Claremont Landscape Garden Emmetts Garden Hatchlands Park The Homewood Ightham Mote Knole Lamb House Monk’s House Nymans Oakhurst Cottage Petworth House and Park Polesden Lacey

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lunch stops Scotney Castle, Kent Try out the lovely new tea-room and sample the latest offering from the menu featuring that special ingredient, Scotney’s own real ale. Polesden Lacey, Surrey Bigger groups can get a taste of the new, larger restaurant, or enjoy lunch alfresco in the attractive stable block courtyard. Petworth House and Park, West Sussex The large tea-room, situated in the old Servants’ Quarters features a display of fascinating historical weaponry on its walls and is ideal for groups of all sizes.

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Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Polesden Lacey. NTPL/Nick Meers.

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Oakham

Yarmouth

Peckover House

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Uppingham

Peterborough

Market Harborough

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Corby

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St Ives

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Theatre Royal

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St Neots

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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

Houghton Mill

Wellingborough

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Huntingdon Brampton

Saxmundham

Anglesey Abbey, Ickworth Gardens and Lode Mill

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Crowborough

Sheffield Park Garden Heathfield

Bodiam Castle

Worthing

Lamb House

Battle Hailsham Lewes

Hove

Littlehampton

New Romney

Rye

Bateman’s

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Hastings

Bexhill-on-Sea Monk’s House Alfriston Clergy House

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Portsmouth Ryde

Southend-on-Sea Canvey Island

Rainham Hall

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Watford

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Colchester

Coggeshall: Paycock’s & Grange Barn Witham

Ware Hertford

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Amersham

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Hatfield Forest

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Felixstowe Harwich

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Tring

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Bateman’s Burwash, East Sussex HOMIGAsrm78FgEG5D Building 03E Grounds 3jE This beautiful 17th-century manor house was the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902-1936. Most of the rooms, including his book-lined study, are much as Kipling left them. The delightful grounds containing roses, wildflowers, fruit and herbs, run down to the small River. Note: the garden is open free of charge in Nov and Dec. Shop and tea-room are open the same time as the garden during these months. The mill grinds corn on Wed and Sat afternoons

Contact

Visit

Holly Turner, Administrator T 01435 882302 F 01435 882811 E batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Location

Mulberry Tea-room (licensed), self-service, 52 covers

Bateman’s, Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7DS. ½ mile south of Burwash. A265 west from Burwash, first turning on left

Coaches Coach parking. 20yds from visitor reception. Max. of 3 coaches

Catering Attractions nearby Battle Abbey & Battlefield, Bodiam Castle, Finchcocks, Great Dixter House & Garden, Hertmonceux Castle & Garden, Pashley Manor Garden, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Opening times, information and admission Garden, shop and tea-room House, garden, shop and tea-room* House

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Admission: Groups £6.45. Group discount not available on Sun or BHols. Free entry to garden in Nov & Dec

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Bodiam Castle near Robertsbridge, East Sussex CAsrmC78F4gEL45D Building 01E Grounds 3j One of the most famous and evocative moated castles in Britain, Bodiam was built in 1385, as both a defence and a comfortable home for Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a soldier of fortune. The exterior is virtually complete with ramparts rising dramatically above the moat and inside there are spiral staircases and battlements to explore. Note: Bodiam Castle is often used by education groups in term-time. The only WC is located in the car park, 400yds from the castle entrance

Contact

Catering

Helen Anson, Learning Officer T 01580 831322 F 01580 830398 E helen.anson@nationaltrust.org.uk

Wharf Tea-room (book for private room with waitress service), assisted service, 50 covers. Set menu available. Food should be booked one week in advance. Ice-cream kiosk open near castle during summer weekends and throughout Aug

Location Bodiam Castle, Bodiam, near Robertsbridge, East Sussex, TN32 5UA. 3 miles south of Hawkhurst, 3 miles east of A21 Hurst Green midway between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings

Coaches Coach parking, 400yds. £5 per coach

Attractions nearby Bateman’s, Battle Abbey & Battlefield, Great Dixter House & Garden, Herstmonceux Castle, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Smallhythe Place, Tenterden Vineyard

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Sir Edward’s Estate£

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*13 Feb to 31 Oct, gift shop and tea-room close at 5 most days but at 5:30 during school summer holidays. Entrance to castle 400 yards from car park Admission: Groups £5.20

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Chartwell Westerham, Kent HGAsrmC78F4gELG45D Building 03E Grounds 03 The family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1924 until the end of his life. The rooms and gardens remain much as they were when he lived there and contain personal memorabilia, books and family photographs. The beautiful terraced gardens contain the lakes Sir Winston created and Lady Churchill’s Rose Garden. Many of Churchill’s paintings can be seen in the garden studio. Note: car park open for countryside access throughout the year (excl. 25 Dec). No groups on BHols

Contact

Visit

Group Bookings Administrator T 01732 868381 F 01732 868193 E chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk£. Special interest tours: The Churchills at Chartwell£. The Chartwell Gardens£

Location Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1PS. 2 miles south of Westerham, fork left off B2026 after 1½ miles; leave M25 at exit 5 or 6

Catering

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 250yds. Max. 6 coaches per day

Emmetts Garden, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Knole, Penshurst Place, Quebec House

Licensed restaurant, self-service, 200 covers, adjacent to car park. Kiosk. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering also available

Opening times, information and admission House and garden Garden, shop and restaurant

Catering kiosk Car park*

13 Mar–31 Oct 7 Jul–31 Aug 1 Jan–12 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 7 Jul–31 Aug 3 Nov–14 Dec 15 Dec–24 Dec 27 Dec–31 Dec 1 Jul–31 Aug Open all year

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Clandon Park Guildford, Surrey HOGsrmC78F4gEL5D Building 0lE Grounds 03 Built c.1730 for the 2nd Lord Onslow by Venetian architect Leoni; Clandon, a classic example of a Palladian Mansion, is notable for its magnificent two-storeyed Marble Hall. The house is filled with a superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain and textiles. The attractive gardens contain a Maori meeting house with a fascinating history, which was brought back by the 4th Earl of Onslow who was Governor of New Zealand. Note: the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Museum (tel. 01483 223419) is based at Clandon Park and open to visitors the same days as the house 12–5 (free entry). Max. 1 group per day only

Contact

Visit

Jenny Aldridge, Visitor Services Manager T 01483 222482 F 01483 223176 E jenny.aldridge@nationaltrust.org.uk A Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: Caring for Clandon£

Location Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ. At West Clandon on A247, 3 miles east of Guildford; if using A3 follow signposts to Ripley to join A247 via B2215. Sat Nav: may be incorrect – make sure you enter from A247

Coaches Coach parking, 300yds. No more than 2 coaches per day

Catering Clandon Park Restaurant (NT-approved concession) (licensed), self-service, 120 covers. Booking essential for groups and during Dec. Set menu available. Groups can reserve tables. Catering should be booked directly with the Restaurant Manager on 01483 222502

Attractions nearby Claremont Landscape Garden, Guildford Cathedral, Hatchlands Park, Loseley Park, Polesden Lacey, RHS Wisley, River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Opening times, information and admission House and garden Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Museum Shop and restaurant*

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Claremont Landscape Garden Esher, Surrey GsrmC7F4g5D Grounds 3j A beautiful garden surrounding a small lake and featuring an unusual grass amphitheatre. Claremont’s creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown. In 1726 it was described as ‘the nobelest of any in Europe’ and the garden is of national importance.

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01372 467806 F 01372 476420 E claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£

Location

Licensed tea-room, self-service, 40 covers. Set menu available

Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG. 1 mile south of centre of Esher, on east side of A307 (no access from Esher bypass)

Coaches Coach parking, 25yds. Max. 2 coaches per day. No coaches on Suns or BHols

Catering Attractions nearby Clandon Park, Ham House and Garden, Hampton Court Palace, Hatchlands Park, The Homewood, Kew Gardens, Painshill Park, Polesden Lacey, RHS Wisley, River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Sandown Racecourse

Opening times, information and admission 1 Jan–31 Mar 1 Apr–24 Oct 25 Oct–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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Emmetts Garden Sevenoaks, Kent GAsrm7F4g5D Grounds 3j This charming and informal garden boasts the highest treetop in Kent and also has many exotic and rare trees and shrubs from across the world. With glorious shows of spring flowers and shrubs, a rose garden and rock garden, Emmetts is equally attractive for its spectacular views year round but particularly for its autumn colours. Make a day of it with your group by adding in a visit to nearby Quebec House. Note: bookings made through Chartwell’s office, all tours by prior arrangement

Contact

Visit

Group Booking Administrator T 01732 868381 F 01732 868193 E emmetts@nationaltrust.org.uk A Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Walk with the Head Gardener£

Location

Catering

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6AY. 1½ miles south of A25 on Sundridge to Ide Hill road, 1½ miles north of Ide Hill off B2042, leave M25 exit 5, then 4 miles

Stable Tea-room, self-service, 60 covers in former stable block. Outside seating available

Coaches

Attractions nearby Chartwell, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Knole, Penshurst Place, Quebec House, Squerryes Court

Coach parking, 100yds. Volunteer-driven buggy to entrance for visitors with restricted mobility

Opening times, information and admission Garden Shop and tea-room

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Last admission 45 minutes before closing Admission: Groups £4.90

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Hatchlands Park Guildford, Surrey HOGPsrm7EF4g45D Building 03E Grounds 3j Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, the house contains the earliest recorded decorations in an English country house by Robert Adam, whose ceilings here appropriately feature nautical motifs. On display is the Cobbe Collection, Europe’s largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers. Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 430-acre Repton park, with a variety of waymarked walks offering vistas of open parkland and views of the house. Note: max. 1 group per day & timed tickets may be in operation

Contact

Visit

Jenny Aldridge, Visitor Services Manager T 01483 222482 F 01483 223176 E jenny.aldridge@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs

Location Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT. Entry off the A246 between Guildford and Leatherhead. Sat Nav: please follow brown signs to main entrance on the A246

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds

Catering Licensed tea-room (NT-approved concession), self-service, 50 covers. Busy for lunch on Wed concert days. Set menu available. Catering should be booked directly with the tea-room manager on 01483 222502

Attractions nearby Box Hill, Clandon Park, Guildford Cathedral, Loseley Park, Polesden Lacey, RHS Wisley, River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Shalford Mill

Opening times, information and admission House and garden

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Shop* Tea-room*

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Open BH Mons. *Shop and tea-room open every Friday in Aug. Timed tickets may be used on BHols and busy periods Admission: Groups £5.95 Joint ticket with Clandon Park £12.20

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Ightham Mote Sevenoaks, Kent HTGAsrm78F4gELG45D Building 031E Grounds 3j Ightham Mote is a rare example of a moated medieval manor house, dating from 1320 with important later additions and alterations. An exhibition depicts the largest conservation project undertaken by the Trust which was completed in 2004. Ightham Mote has many special features, including a Great Hall, Crypt, Tudor Chapel and the apartments of the American donor Charles Henry Robinson. An enchanting feature is the Grade I listed dog kennel, situated in the picturesque courtyard. Note: 1 booked daily guided tour available at 10:30. No group rates on BHols

Contact

Visit

Administrator T 01732 810378 Ext.100 F 01732 811029 E ighthammote@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Exclusive Tour and Gourmet Event£

Location Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0NT. 6 miles north of Tonbridge on A227; 6 miles south of Sevenoaks on A25; 16 miles west of Maidstone on A20/A25

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. 6 spaces. Coaches are required to reverse into parking area. Only minibuses in lower drop-off point

Catering Mote Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 60 covers adjacent to visitor reception. Refreshment kiosk, assisted service in walled car park open on busy days. Out of hours catering available. Groups are requested to stagger their restaurant visit

Attractions nearby Chartwell, Emmetts Garden, Knole, Quebec House

Opening times, information and admission House* Shop, restaurant** and garden Restaurant*** Estate

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Restaurant open for occasional themed evenings and booked functions. Telephone 01732 811314 for opening times of Mote Restaurant and 01732 811203 for shop opening times outside normal property hours. Booking at Mote Restaurant advised winter and evenings. *Partial gardens, courtyard and ground floor access Nov and Dec, 11 to 3. **Except when function ongoing. Closed Jan 2011. ***Not 24 and 25 Dec. Great Hall dressed for Christmas during Nov/Dec Admission: Groups £9.40

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Knole Kent HGPsr78F4gELG45D Building 03E Grounds 3jE Set at the heart of a timeless deer-park, Knole has fascinating links with kings, queens and nobility, as well as literary connections with Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Thirteen magnificent state rooms are laid out much as they were in the 18th century to impress visitors with the wealth of the Sackville family, who still live at Knole today. The house includes rare furniture, important paintings and the prototype of the Knole settee. Note: pre-booked guided tours take place on Wed, Fri & Sat at 11, while the house is closed to the public. Free-flow groups are welcome Wed-Sun, after 12:30

Contact

Visit

Group Bookings Administrator T 01732 462100 F 01732 465528 E knole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Royal Furniture£. The Portraits£. The Textiles£. Knole and the Sackvilles£

Location Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RP. Leave M25 at exit 5 (A21). Park entrance in Sevenoaks town centre off A225 Tonbridge Road (opposite St Nicholas’s church). Sat Nav: some Sat Nav systems may not direct you to Knole

Catering Brewhouse Tea-room (licensed), self-service, 60 covers. Morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea available. Also open Wed - Sun in Nov and Dec

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 60yds from reception. 3 coach spaces

Chartwell, Emmetts Garden, Groombridge Place, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Penshurst Place, Quebec House, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Tonbridge Castle

Opening times, information and admission House Shop and tea-room Christmas shop and tea-room Garden Courtyards

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Open BH Mons. Park open daily for pedestrians. Vehicles admitted only when house open. Garden (open courtesy of Lord Sackville): note limited opening. As this is a private garden, seating is limited and plants are not labelled Admission: Groups £9. Normal admission applies to garden. Group rate does not apply on Sun or BHols. Guided tours £5.50 per person in addition to group admission charge. NT members pay £5.50 additional charge only

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Nymans Haywards Heath, West Sussex HOGPAsmC78F4gEVG4D Building 03E Grounds 1j7E Set in the High Weald with splendid views, the garden is a series of experimental designs with spectacular planting all year. Both a horticulturalist’s dream and a peaceful country garden, it’s easy to lose yourself in its intimate and surprising corners. The house burnt down in the forties leaving romantic ruins, whilst the remaining rooms are unexpectedly charming and filled with flowers from the garden. Ancient woods beyond the garden dip into the valley. Note: group bookings - summer: Wed - Sat, winter: Wed - Sun (excl. BHols)

Contact

Catering

Administrator T 01444 405250 E nymans@nationaltrust.org.uk

Restaurant, 80 covers serving home-cooked food made seasonally. Covered outdoor seating. Christmas lunches in Dec. Catering buggy serving refreshments in the garden. Cream teas can be booked in advance

Location Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6EB. On B2114 at Handcross, just off London to Brighton M23/A23

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. 3 coach bays

Visit

Attractions nearby Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Borde Hill Gardens, High Beeches, Leonardslee, Petworth House and Park, Sheffield Park Garden, Standen, Wakehurst Place

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Special interest tours: Nymans Garden£. Green Gardening£. Discovering Nymans Woods£

Opening times, information and admission Garden Open all year House 10 Mar–31 Oct Woods, restaurant*, shop and garden centre Open all year

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Open BH Mons. Nov to Feb Nymans closes at 4. Closed 25 to 31 Dec. *Restaurant closes at 4:30 Admission: Groups £7.50

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Petworth House and Park West Sussex HPsrmC78EF4gELG45D Building 03E A magnificent late 17th-century mansion set in a beautiful park, landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. The house contains the National Trust’s finest and largest collection of pictures including works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake as well as ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. There are also fascinating Servants’ Quarters with authentic Victorian kitchens. Note: 4 groups per day at set times

Contact

Visit

Administration Assistant T 01798 342207 F 01798 342963 E petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Meet the Gardener£. Highlights of Petworth House£. The Historic Gardens at Petworth House£. A Family Collection£. The Turner at Petworth Tour£

Location Petworth House and Park, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AE. In centre of Petworth (A272/A283); car parks for both house and park on A283; pedestrian access from Petworth town and A272. No vehicles in park

Coaches Coach parking, 700yds. Drop-off point at Church Lodge entrance

Catering Licensed restaurant, self-service, 100 covers. Mother’s Day and Christmas lunches by arrangement. Set menu, private room available

Attractions nearby Arundel Castle, Brighton Pavilion, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Oakhurst Cottage, Parham House, Uppark House and Garden, Winkworth Arboretum

Opening times, information and admission House Shop and restaurant

Pleasure ground

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Open Good Fri. Extra rooms shown weekdays from 1: Mon (not BH Mons), White and Gold Room and White Library; Tues and Wed, three bedrooms on first floor Admission: Groups: £9

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Polesden Lacey near Dorking, Surrey HGPAsrmC78EF4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 3j7E In an exceptional setting on the North Downs, this original Regency house was extensively remodelled by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known society hostess, and was the setting of her celebrated house parties. It contains fine collections of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver. There are extensive grounds, a walled rose garden and landscape walks. The future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923. Note: 200yds walk from car park/coach park to visitor entrance, transfer available to the house. Restaurant/shops and WCs in stable block area

Contact

Visit

Jane Hudson, Property Administrator T 01372 452048 F 01372 452023 E polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Garden tours

Location

Catering

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD. 5 miles north-west of Dorking, 2 miles south of Great Bookham, off A246 Leatherhead–Guildford road

Licensed restaurant, self-service, 150 covers. Pre-booked catering available. 50 additional covers for pre-booked groups. Bookable Christmas lunches weekdays Dec

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach drop-off point 100yds, coach parking, 200yds. Max. 10 coaches per day. Transfer available to house

Box Hill, Clandon Park, Claremont Landscape Garden, Denbies Vineyard, Hampton Court Palace, Hatchlands Park, Loseley Park, RHS Wisley, RHS Wisley, River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Opening times, information and admission House* 3 Mar–31 Oct Garden, restaurant, gift shop and farm shop** 1 Jan–12 Feb 13 Feb–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec Car Park Open all year

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Open BH Mons. Admission to house by timed ticket at busy times. Tickets issued at reception on a first-come, firstserved basis and cannot be booked in advance. Tickets may run out at peak times, please arrive early. *Weekends in Feb, house open by guided tour, spaces limited. **Closed 16 March. Closed 24 and 25 Dec. Gift shop closed 24 to 26 Dec. Farm shop open 10-5 Admission: Groups: £9.85 Grounds only: £6.30

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Quebec House Westerham, Kent H8F45D Building 031E Grounds 3 A Grade I listed gabled house of significant architectural and historical interest, situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Westerham. Quebec House was the childhood home of General James Wolfe, and the house contains family and military memorabilia. The exhibition in the Tudor stable tells the tale of the Battle of Quebec. Make a day of it by visiting nearby Emmetts Garden with its idyllic views and rare trees and plants.

Contact

Visit

Group Bookings Administrator T 01732 868381 F 01732 868193 E quebechouse@nationaltrust.org.uk A Chartwell Office, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS

Average length of visit: 1hr. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: At home with a hero£. How old is our house?£

Catering

Location Quebec House, Quebec Square, Westerham, Kent, TN16 1TD. At east end of village, on north side of A25, facing junction with B2026 Edenbridge road. M25 exit 5 or 6

Coaches

Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits available on site; more extensive catering available at nearby Chartwell

Attractions nearby Chartwell, Emmetts Garden, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Knole, Penshurst Place, Squerryes Court

Coach parking in public car park off A25, 100yds from house

Opening times, information and admission House Garden and exhibition

13 Mar–31 Oct 13 Mar–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons Admission: Groups £3.70

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River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf Guildford, Surrey OIAsrmC7F4g5D3 Grounds 3 The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to barge traffic in 1653. The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the Navigations and the people who lived and worked on it, through interactive exhibitions.

Contact

Visit

Pam Atkinson, Administrator T 01483 561389 F 01483 531667 E pamela.atkinson@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr. On-board coach welcome£. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Barge Building at Dapdune Wharf£

Location

Catering

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf, Navigations Office and Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR. Dapdune Wharf is on Wharf Road to rear of Surrey County Cricket Ground, off Woodbridge Rd (A322), Guildford. Access to rest of Navigations from A3 and M25

Small tea-room at Dapdune Wharf

Attractions nearby Clandon Park, Claremont Landscape Garden, Guildford Cathedral, Hatchlands Park, Losely Park, Polesden Lacey, Shalford Mill, Winkworth Arboretum

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds. 2 spaces

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–31 Oct

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River trips 11 to 4 (conditions permitting). Access to towpath during daylight hours all year Admission: Groups £3. Separate charge for river trips on electric launch, adults £3.50, trips subject to weather conditions. Charge applies to NT members; max. 12 passengers. Navigations: the entire 19½miles towpath is open to walkers, with free moorings for visiting boats. Navigation licences (inc. all lock tolls) payable on all craft are issued for the year; visitor passes issued for up to 21 days. NT members have 10% reduction on production of current membership card for visitor passes only. There are insurance and safety requirements to protect the property; check with Navigations Office in advance. Horse-drawn boat trips on narrow boat Iona (not NT) from Godalming Wharf (tel. 01483 414938); rowboats, punts, canoes and narrow boats at Farncombe Boat House (not NT; tel. 01483 421306); restaurant boats, excursion boats, rowboats and canoes at Guildford Boat House (not NT; tel. 01483 504494)

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Sheffield Park Garden East Sussex GAsm7F4gE5D Reception 1E Grounds 3j7E A 50ha (120 acre) Grade I listed garden, laid out in the 18th century by ‘Capability’ Brown, with four large lakes reflecting the exquisite planting of trees and shrubs. Open all year with daffodils and bluebells in spring, and rhododendrons and azaleas in early summer. Autumn brings a spectacular show of colour, whilst winter provides a chance for a tranquil walk. Holds the National Collection of Ghent Azaleas and has many Champion trees.

Contact

Visit

Jill Reeves, Group Bookings Co-ordinator T 01825 790231 F 01825 791264 E sheffieldpark.groups@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Pick your own Garden Tours£

Location Sheffield Park Garden, Sheffield Park, East Sussex, TN22 3QX. Midway between East Grinstead and Lewes, 5 miles north-west of Uckfield, on east side of A275 (between A272 and A22)

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds. Drop-off point. Restricted coach-parking in peak season max. 4 coaches in car park at one time

Catering NT catering buggy in garden. Tea-room (not NT) adjoins car park

Attractions nearby Alfriston Clergy House, Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Bluebell Railway, Borde Hill Garden, Heaven Farm, Nymans, Standen, Wakehurst Place

Opening times, information and admission Garden Parkland

1 Jan–14 Feb 15 Feb–31 Dec Open all year

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Closed 24 to 27 Dec. 10 Oct to 9 Nov: open 9:30 for autumn colour. Closes at dusk if earlier (see board on entry). Last admission one hour before closing time Admission: Groups £7. Additional cost during autumn colour. Please call for details

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden near Cranbrook, Kent HOGAsrm78F4gEL5D Building 01E Grounds 03j This internationally renowned garden was developed by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson around the surviving parts of an Elizabethan mansion. It compromises small enclosed compartments, with colour throughout the season, resulting in an intimate and romantic atmosphere. The surrounding wealden landscape and farm were central to Vita and Harold’s love and overall vision for Sissinghurst. The new vegetable garden, now fully productive, supplies fresh vegetables to the licensed restaurant. Note: the library and Vita Sackville-West’s study are open 13 March - 31 Oct

Contact

Visit

Group Booking Secretary T 01580 710700 F 01580 710702

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Location

Catering

Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Sissinghurst, Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2AB. 2 miles north-east of Cranbrook, 1 mile east of Sissinghurst village on Biddenden Road, off A262

Restaurant (licensed), self-service, 200 covers serving fresh local produce, including vegetables and fruit from our own vegetable garden. Coffee shop near car park, serving light refreshments and ice creams. Vouchers for refreshments, please tel. for details

Coaches Coach and minibus parking, 315yds to visitor reception. Timed entry into garden, so all groups must be booked in advance. Coach driver tea voucher available. Additional open day during Chelsea Week for groups

Attractions nearby Bateman’s, Bodiam Castle, Godington Park, Great Dixter House & Garden, Pashley Manor, Penshurst Place, Scotney Castle, Smallhythe Place, Yalding Organic Garden

Opening times, information and admission Garden* Vegetable garden Shop and restaurant**

Coffee shop and shop Estate

13 Mar–31 Oct 1 May–30 Sep 13 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–21 Dec 15 May–31 Aug 26 Dec–31 Dec Open all year

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Smallhythe Place Tenterden, Kent HGsrm4L45D Building 03 Grounds 3j An early 16th-century half-timbered house, home of the Victorian actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928, containing many personal and theatrical mementoes. The charming cottage grounds include her rose garden and the Barn Theatre. Visits can be combined with a show in the Barn Theatre at certain times of the year, by arrangement. Note: house only able to take 30/35 people at a time. Larger groups will be split to visit garden and Barn Theatre

Contact

Catering

Paul Meredith, Assistant Property Manager T 01580 762334 E smallhytheplace@nationaltrust.org.uk

Small café (licensed) serving hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks and small snacks including ice-cream. Refreshments, including full meals, also available at Chapel Down Winery (not NT), 500yds from property and the Swan Inn, Wittersham (2 miles)

Location Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG. 2 miles south of Tenterden, on east side of Rye road (B2082)

Coaches Coaches can park at Chapel Down Winery 500yds up the road. Drop-off at the gate if facing downhill away from Tenterden

Attractions nearby Bodiam Castle, Chapel Down Winery, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Rye Town, Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: A Delightful Day Out in Smallhythe£

Opening times, information and admission House Café

27 Feb–31 Oct 27 Feb–31 Oct

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Open Good Fri. Last admission 4:30 or dusk if earlier Admission: Groups £5.20

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Standen East Grinstead, West Sussex HGAsrmC78F4L45D Building 03E Grounds 03j A family house built in the 1890s, designed by Philip Webb, friend of William Morris. A showpiece of the Arts & Crafts Movement, it is decorated throughout with Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers, complemented by contemporary paintings, embroidery and furniture. The beautiful hillside garden gives fine views over the Sussex countryside. Note: timed tickets to house. Group discounts do not operate on Sun. No group visits on BHols

Contact

Visit

Ros Tees, Administrator T 01342 323029 F 01342 316424 E standen@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Arts & Crafts at Standen£

Location

Catering

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4NE. 2 miles south of East Grinstead, signposted from town centre and B2110 (Turners Hill Road)

The Barn Restaurant (licensed), self-service, 60 covers serving variety of hot and cold dishes. Reservations not possible

Coaches

Bluebell Railway, Borde Hill Gardens, Nymans, Sheffield Park Garden, Wakehurst Place

Coach parking, 400yds. Drop-off point 100yds

Attractions nearby

Opening times, information and admission 27 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–4 Apr 5 Apr–18 Apr 21 Apr–25 Jul 26 Jul–30 Aug 1 Sep–24 Oct 25 Oct–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec

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Open BH Mons. Some queuing on approach to property may occur on BHols and event days. Shop/restaurant close at 5, garden at 5:30 Admission: Groups £7.30. Reduced rate available for gardens

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Uppark House and Garden Petersfield, West Sussex HGAsrmC78F4gG5D House 03lE Shop and restaurant 31E Gardens 03jE A fine late 17th-century house, set high on the South Downs with magnificent views to the sea, and a famous Grand Tour collection including an 18th-century dolls’ house with original contents. The complete servants’ quarters in the basement are shown as they were in Victorian days when H.G. Wells’ mother was housekeeper. Note: open on Good Friday

Contact

Catering

Administrator T 01730 825415 F 01730 825873 E uppark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Licensed restaurant, assisted service, 80 covers

Location

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Goodwood House, Hinton Ampner, Pallant House, Petworth House and Park, Weald & Downland Open-Air Museum, West Dean Gardens

Attractions nearby

Uppark House and Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, GU31 5QR. 5 miles south-east of Petersfield on B2146, 1½ miles south of South Harting

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. Drop-off point

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Garden History Tour£. Private Morning Tours£. Below Stairs£

Opening times, information and admission House Part of house Garden, shop and restaurant

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Open Good Fri. BH Mons and BHol Suns: garden, shop and restaurant open 11 to 5 and house 11:30 to 4:30. Garden tours first Thur of each month and every Thur in July and Aug. Print Room open first Mon of each month (times as house) Admission: Groups £7.40. Reduced rate available for gardens

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Wakehurst Place Haywards Heath, West Sussex HOGPANsrmC7F4g Building 3E Grounds 3j7E Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. Wakehurst features natural woodland, lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank. Wakehurst marks an international conservation milestone in 2010, having conserved seeds from 10% of the world’s plant species. Note: Wakehurst Place is funded, administered and maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Two rooms are open in the mansion

Contact

Catering

Administration T 01444 894067 F 01444 894069 E wakehurst@kew.org

The Stables Restaurant (not NT) (licensed), self service, 140 covers adjacent to house. Seed Café (not NT), self-service, 80 covers at Visitor Centre, with tables on veranda. Set menu, private room available. Groups can reserve tables

Location Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN. On B2028, 1 mile north of Ardingly; 3 miles south of Turners Hill. From M23 exit 10, take A264 towards East Grinstead

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds

Visit

Attractions nearby Ashdown Forest Llama Park, Bateman’s, Bluebell Railway, Borde Hill Garden, Chartwell, Emmetts Garden, High Beeches Garden, Leonardslee, Nymans, Sheffield Park Garden, Standen

Average length of visit: 4hrs

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Last admission to Seed Bank and house 90 minutes before closing. Closed 24 and 25 Dec. Shop closed Easter Sun. Note: reciprocal organisations do not receive free entry Admission: £10.50. Friends of Kew free. Groups of 10+ paying visitors receive 20% discount if paying 7 days in advance of visit; 10% if paying on the day

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Winkworth Arboretum Godalming, Surrey GAmC7F4g Grounds 3j A hillside woodland, created in the 20th century and now containing over 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare. The most impressive displays are in spring with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas, and in autumn for stunning colours. In summer it is an ideal place for visiting with a picnic. New wetland area with boardwalk and circular route. Note: max. 2 groups per day

Contact

Visit

Head Arborist T 01483 208477 F 01483 208252 E winkwortharboretum@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome£. Guided tour£

Location

Tea-room, assisted service, 25 covers. Out of hours catering available

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD. Near Hascombe, 2 miles south-east of Godalming on east side of B2130

Coaches

Catering Attractions nearby Clandon Park, Oakhurst Cottage, River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Coach parking, 100yds

Opening times, information and admission Arboretum Tea-room

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National Trust for Groups South East Properties with limited availability for groups

Alfriston Clergy House Polegate, East Sussex HGsmL5D Building 0 Grounds 03 A 14th-century thatched Weald ‘hall house’ and delightful cottage garden in an idyllic setting. The first building to be acquired by the National Trust. Note: no WC. Nearest in village car park. Max. 20 people in house at a time, large groups will be split into smaller parties

Contact Lynne Pilcher, Administrator T 01323 870001 F 01323 871318 E alfriston@nationaltrust.org.uk A Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5TL

Box Hill Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey OANsm7Fg45 Building 1E Grounds 3 Great views and self-guided walks. Shop, Discovery Zone, servery, WCs. Ample parking available. For information including learning opportunities please contact the head warden. Note: in most cases, groups are self guided. However if you require information or to be met by staff, please contact the head warden. A charge may be made for this service

Contact Mark Dawson, Head Warden T 01306 885502 E boxhill@nationaltrust.org.uk A Box Hill, The Old Fort, Box Hill Road, Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7LB

The Homewood Esher, Surrey HG4 Building 01 Grounds 3j 20th-century house and garden designed by the architect Patrick Gwynne, reflecting the style and ethos of the Modern Movement. Note: the house and garden are open for pre-booked tours only - every Friday and the last Saturday of each month, 9 April - 30 October. Visitors are transported to The Homewood from Claremont Landscape Garden by minibus. Max. 14 people for each tour. No WC at property

Contact Kim Kitson, Property Administrator T 01372 467806 F 01372 476420 E thehomewood@nationaltrust.org.uk A Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 9JG

Lamb House Rye, East Sussex HG5 Building 0 Grounds 03 A delightful brick-fronted house dating from the early 18th century. The home of writer Henry James and later of author E. F. Benson. Note: administered and largely maintained on the Trust’s behalf by a tenant. No WC. The size of the house should be taken into consideration. Large groups are split into smaller parties of 15

Contact Paul Meredith T 01580 762334 A c/o Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7NG 26 / SE Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices


National Trust for Groups South East Properties with limited availability for groups

Monk’s House Lewes, East Sussex HGm8 Building 0 Grounds 03 Country retreat of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The rooms reflect the life and times of the Bloomsbury circle in which they moved. Note: administered and largely maintained on the Trust’s behalf by a tenant. Max. 10 in house at one time. Large groups may need to be split

Contact Lynne Pilcher, Administrative Assistant T 01323 870001 F 01323 871318 E alfriston@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Alfriston Clergy House, The Tye, Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TL

Oakhurst Cottage near Godalming, Surrey H78L50 A small 16th-century timber-framed cottage, restored and furnished as a simple labourer’s dwelling. There is a delightful garden containing typical Victorian plants. Note: No WC. Max. 6 visitors in cottage at one time due to fragile nature of building

Contact Administration Assistant T 01798 342207 F 01798 342963 E oakhurstcottage@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AE

Scotney Castle Tunbridge Wells, Kent HCFGPAsrm78F4gEG5D House 03 Grounds 3jE A Victorian house designed by Anthony Salvin in the ‘Old English’ style presents atmospheric interiors combining Victorian revival style with domestic comfort. Note: designated one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Weald’. Groups welcome on Wed, Thur and Fri only and must be booked in advance. Parking available for max. 3 coaches per day. Garden has steep slopes. House operates a timed tickets entry system, limited tickets available

Contact Administrator T 01892 893868 F 01892 890110 E scotneycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk A Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 8JN

Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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National National Trust Trust for for Groups Groups South South East East Properties Properties with with limited limited availability availability for for groups groups

Shalford Mill near Guildford, Surrey MIG5 Building 1 This large 18th-century mill on the River Tillingbourne was given in 1932 by a group of anonymous National Trust benefactors calling themselves ‘Ferguson’s Gang’. Note: no WC. Regular guided tours. No more than 30 people in the mill at any one time. Large groups will need to be split

Contact Pam Atkinson, Administrator T 01483 561389 F 01483 531667 E pamela.atkinson@nationaltrust.org.uk A Shalford Mill, Shalford, nr Guildford, Surrey GU4 8BS

South Foreland Lighthouse Dover, Kent OIASsmL45D Building 0 Grounds 1 Distinctive landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover. Spectacular views over the Kent countryside and English Channel. Pioneering scientific connections with Faraday and Marconi. Note: no vehicle access includes coaches. No shelter for more than 30 people at a time. As there is no vehicle access, visitors must walk either across cliff tops or along uneven tracks

Contact Janet Alcock, Volunteer Co-ordinator T 01304 852463 F 01304 215484 E southforeland@nationaltrust.org.uk A South Foreland Lighthouse, The Front, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent CT15 6HP

The White Cliffs of Dover Dover, Kent OIASsrmC7F4g45D Visitor Centre 3E Grounds 3 The White Cliffs of Dover are internationally famous. The visitor centre offers spectacular views, food and refreshments, a shop and information. Note: WC only available when centre is open. No groups on Suns or BH Mons. Advance booking essential. Free introductory talks available

Contact White Cliffs Office T 01304 207326/202756 F 01304 215484 E whitecliffs@nationaltrust.org.uk A The White Cliffs of Dover, Langdon Cliffs, Upper Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1HJ

© The National Trust 2009 Registered Charity Number 205846 Images © National Trust Photo Library

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East of England Days out for groups 2010


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Flatford

Picture perfect tour of Flatford: Groups can join an enlightening guided tour of the locations featured in some of John Constable’s most famous and much-loved paintings. Follow Humphry Repton's designs for Sheringham Park with his 'red book' and one of our expert guides! Amongst the veteran trees are nearly 70 species of rhododendron, along with maples, styrax, pierises, azaleas, magnolias, Pocket Handkerchief trees and Snowdrop trees. Back to the thirties at Blickling Hall: Experience the atmosphere of the servants’ areas in the 1930s brought back to life through fascinating displays and oral archives. Plant the idea at Anglesey Abbey: A Jacobean-style country house full of treasures, with fine gardens and a working watermill means there’s a lot to take in at Anglesey. Relax by visiting the plant centre after a leisurely lunch at Redwoods Restaurant. Upstairs, downstairs and outdoors at Wimpole: Groups get to see the workings of this grand country estate from running the house to the working kitchen garden and rare-breeds farm.

Blickling Hall, Garden and Park

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Ickworth House, Suffolk Something for groups of all interests here, from the 1800 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, including its own vineyard, canal and lake, to the nationally important collection of silver, fine art and furniture on display. Don’t miss: A Grand Tour of the eccentric central rotunda. Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park, Norfolk Bookworms will enjoy the magnificent Long Gallery here with one of the finest collections of rare books in the world, before stepping outside to take in the beauty of the colourful gardens that delight year-round. Don’t miss: The pyramidshaped Mausoleum on the lakeside walk. Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Cambridgeshire Particularly spectacular in the snowdrop season, this splendid house, built on the remains of a 12th-century priory, contains one of the National Trust’s largest clock collections and priceless art. There are over 100 amazing statues throughout the gardens. Don’t miss: Imagine yourself as a guest in the 1930s, sipping Lord Fairhaven’s favourite tipple, gin and grapefruit.

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Index to properties in the

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East of England Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Blickling Hall, Garden and Park Chilterns Gateway Centre Coggeshall Grange Barn Dunstable Downs Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach Elizabethan House Museum Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park Flatford: Bridge Cottage Hatfield Forest Houghton Mill Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

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lunch stops Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Suffolk The licensed West Wing Restaurant, with 80 covers, is open for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and serves its own Ickworth Estate wine. Groups can also pre-book a private room and lunch. Lavenham, Suffolk A delightful tea-room serves light lunches and home-made produce for 45 covers. Tables can be reserved for groups in advance for morning coffee. Hatfield Forest, Essex The Lakeside Café, situated within the picturesque lake area of the forest, provides a delightful setting for home-made cakes and sandwiches. Well-earned after a walk through the ancient woods!

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L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC £ Wimpole Hall Lavenham Guildhall

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Ickworth House, Park and Gardens. NTPL/Robert Morris.

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Tattershall Castle

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Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill Cambridge, Cambridgeshire HMGsrC7EF4gELG45D4 Building 03 Grounds 1j7E Peel back the years to the golden age of English country house living and enjoy 1930s luxury...for a few hours at least. Discover a treasure trove of sumptuous furnishings, fine books, paintings, silver and rare clocks. Outside, 114 acres offer rolling lawns, sweeping avenues, formal gardens, wildlife habitats, classical statuary and a working watermill. Encounter colour and scent for every season in a relaxing setting. Note: groups limited to 5 per day, Mon - Sun only (no groups on BHols)

Contact

Visit

Heather Hynes, Administrator T 01223 810081 F 01223 810088 E heather.hynes@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Special interest tours: A House Within the Landscape£. The Sculptures£. The Visionary’s Garden£

Location Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ. 6 miles north-east of Cambridge on B1102. Signposted from A14, junction 35. Sat Nav: systems may give incorrect directions owing to recent postcode change

Catering

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 50yds. Max. 5 coaches per day Mon–Sun only

Cambridge, Ely, Houghton Mill, Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Newmarket, Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Wimpole Hall, Wimpole Home Farm

Redwoods restaurant (licensed), self-service, 160 covers. Serving traditional Cambridgeshire dishes, using locally sourced and seasonal produce. Booked menu for groups up to 40 covers in Robinson Room

Opening times, information and admission Garden, restaurant, shop and plant centre

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1 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec 3 Mar–31 Oct 1 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park Norwich, Norfolk HOGPAsrmC78F4gE45D4 Building 03lE Grounds 1j7E One of England’s great Jacobean houses, Blickling is famed for its spectacular Long Gallery, superb plasterwork ceilings and fine collections of furniture, pictures, books and tapestries. Period live interpretation in the house on selected days. The gardens are full of colour throughout the year and the extensive parkland features a series of beautiful woodland and lakeside walks.

Contact

T 01263Lee, 738042 F 01263 738035 Richard Property Administrator E richard.j.lee@nationaltrust.org.uk

interest tours: Exploring the Blickling Estate£. Inside Blickling Hall£. The Guided Garden Tour£

Location

Catering

Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 6NF. 1½ miles northwest of Aylsham on B1354. Signposted off A140 Norwich (15 miles north) to Cromer (10 miles south) road. Sat Nav: NR11 6NF

Restaurant and Courtyard Café serving local seasonal produce (licensed), assisted service, 80 covers. Functions catered for in private suite of rooms

Coaches

The Broads, Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park, Market Towns of Aylsham & Holt, Norwich, Sheringham Park

Coach parking, 100yds. Drop-off point 75yds

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. Introductory talk£. Out of hours tours£. Special

Attractions nearby

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Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park Norwich, Norfolk HOTGPAsrmCW78F4gEL5D4 House 0G1E Shop and catering 1 Grounds 31j7 This 17th-century country house contains original 18th-century furniture and one of the largest collections of Grand Tour paintings by a single artist. The Walled Garden has been restored and features a series of potager gardens and a working dovecote. The park is well known for its magnificent and aged trees.

Contact

Visit

Fiona Lilley, Office Administrator T 01263 837444 F 01263 837032 E felbrigg@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Gardener’s Delight£. The Grand Tour£

Location

Catering

Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 8PR. Near Felbrigg village, 2 miles south-west of Cromer; entrance off B1436, signposted from A148 and A140. Sat Nav: gives poor directions, please follow brown signs

Carriages Brasserie (licensed), waitress service, 48 covers. Turret tea-room (licensed), self service, 60 covers. Booking advisable for Brasserie. Set menu, private room available. Groups can reserve tables. Catering requirements should be discussed direct with the catering manager. All dietary needs catered for

Coaches Coach parking 75yds from reception. Max. 3 coaches per day. Narrow entrance onto property

Attractions nearby Alby Crafts & Gardens, Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park, Bure Valley Railway, Norfolk Broads, North Norfolk Railway, Oxburgh Hall, Sheringham Park, Shire Horse Centre

Opening times, information and admission House and bookshop Gardens, refreshments and shop Refreshments, shop and bookshop Estate Parkland

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Flatford: Bridge Cottage East Bergholt, Suffolk OAsrmWg7F4gE45D4 Building 1E Grounds 37E Situated just upstream from Flatford Mill, Bridge Cottage houses an exhibition on John Constable, several of whose paintings famously depict this area. There is a tea-room and shop and access by foot to National Trust land in the beautiful Dedham Vale. Guided walks around Flatford visiting the sites of some of the most famous paintings can be arranged for groups. Note: coach and car parking is privately operated. Flatford Mill, Valley Farm and Willy Lott’s House are leased to the FSC as a field studies centre. There is no general public access inside these buildings, but the FSC can arrange tours for groups

Contact Jan Burtles, Property Enterprises Manager T 01206 298260 F 01206 299193 E flatfordbridgecottage@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL. Flatford is south of East Bergholt off the B1070

Coaches Coach parking, 250yds. Coach and carparking is not National Trust. Coaches cannot get down the narrow lane directly to Bridge Cottage

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours

tours£. Special interest tours: Constable at Flatford Guided Walk£. Walking in the Footsteps of Constable Ramble£

Catering Riverside tea-room, 50 covers, assisted service next to Bridge Cottage serving teas, light lunches and home-made cakes. Kiosk open during busy periods for ice cream and snacks. Special arrangements for catering can be made in advance but we cannot reserve seating

Attractions nearby Christchurch Gallery & Museum in Ipswich, Dedham Village, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Lavenham Guildhall, Melford Hall, Munnings Museum, Sutton Hoo

Opening times, information and admission 2 Jan–28 Feb 3 Mar–31 Mar 1 Apr–30 Apr 1 May–30 Sep 1 Oct–31 Oct 3 Nov–23 Nov

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Ickworth House, Park and Gardens Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk HOGPAsrmWgC78FEL45D4 House 03lE West Wing 3l Grounds 03j7 Ickworth House stands in 70 acres of stunning gardens and 1,800 acres of idyllic parkland including a vineyard, canal, lake, and woodland walks. The huge central Rotunda dating from 1795, houses collections of Old Master paintings, silver, and Regency furniture. There are excellent facilities in the West Wing including a shop and restaurant, and a plant centre near the car park. tours: A Guided Tour of the Parkland£. Pages of History£. Picture Perfect£

Contact Jenny Troll, Property Secretary T 01284 736122 F 01284 735175 E jenny.troll@nationaltrust.org.uk

Catering

Location Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE. In Horringer, 3 miles south-west of Bury St Edmunds on west side of A143

Coaches Parking for 6 coaches 200yds from house; Drop-off point 6yds

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£.Special interest

The West Wing houses an 80-seater licensed restaurant serving Ickworth wines. Morning, lunchtime and afternoon menus, hot and cold meals. Kiosk in car park. Groups may prebook a private room and menu in the West Wing for lunch on 01284 735957 or ickworth.house@sodexo-uk.com

Attractions nearby Abbey Gardens, Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Greene King Brewery, Lavenham Guildhall, Melford Hall, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, West Stow Country Park

Opening times, information and admission House Park Gardens

Shop and restaurant

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Lavenham Guildhall Sudbury, Suffolk OGsr84gEL45D4 Building 031 Grounds 03 This early 16th-century timber-framed building dominates Lavenham’s market place. Inside are exhibitions on timber-framed buildings, local history, farming and industry, as well as the story of the medieval woollen cloth trade. There is also an attractive walled garden with dye plants, 19thcentury lock-up and mortuary. Lavenham’s other interesting shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants are all in walking distance making the village an ideal destination for groups.

Contact

Visit

Jane Gosling, Guildhall Manager T 01787 247646 F 01787 246345 E lavenhamguildhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Walk Around Lavenham£

Location

Catering

Lavenham Guildhall, Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ. A1141 and B1071

Tea-room, assisted service, 45 covers serving light lunches and home-made produce. Groups can reserve tables for morning coffee

Coaches

Attractions nearby

No coach parking. Nearest parking: main village car park, Church Street. Approx. 600yds. Groups can be dropped outside Swan Hotel 200yds

Coggeshall Grange Barn, Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Kentwell Hall, Lavenham Church, Little Hall, Melford Hall, Paycocke’s, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Opening times, information and admission Shop Guildhall, tea-room and shop

Tea-room

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Melford Hall Sudbury, Suffolk HGPsrmW78F4E45D4 Building 03E Grounds 03 For almost five centuries the picturesque turrets of Melford Hall have dominated Long Melford’s village green. Devastated by fire in 1942 the house was nurtured back to life by the Hyde Parker family and their stories of life at Melford, from visits by their relation Beatrix Potter with her menagerie of animals through to children sliding down the grand staircase on trays, show that this house is much more than just bricks and mortar.

Contact

Visit

Josephine Waters, House Manager T 01787 379228 E melford@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: A Brief History of Melford Hall£. In Beatrix Potter’s Footsteps£. Hidden Gems of Long Melford£. Tailor Made Tours£. The Naval Traditions of the Hyde Parker Family£

Location Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA. In Long Melford off A134, 14 miles south of Bury St Edmunds, 3 miles north of Sudbury

Coaches Coaches use entrance to car park 100yards north of the main gatehouse entrance. Group drop-off point at house with parking back in main carpark. Max. 2 coaches per day

Catering Light refreshments only in small tea-room. Booking a private room (32 covers) is strongly advised

Attractions nearby Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, Kentwell Hall, Lavenham Guildhall, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Opening times, information and admission 3 Apr–11 Apr 17 Apr–25 Apr 1 May–3 Oct 9 Oct–31 Oct

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Also open on BH Mon afternoons. Closed Good Fri Admission: Groups £5.25

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Oxburgh Hall near King’s Lynn, Norfolk HTGsrmC78F4gELG44 House 03E Chapel 3 Garden 3jE This moated manor house, with its Tudor gatehouse and accessible Priest’s Hole, was built in 1482 by the Bedingfeld family who still live here. The rooms show the development from medieval austerity to Victorian comfort and include a display of embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots and Bess of Hardwick. The attractive gardens feature a French parterre, walled orchard and kitchen garden. Note: spiral staircase unsuitable for visitors with mobility limitations. Restrictions: Max. 2 groups per day

Contact

Visit

Property Secretary T 01366 328258 E oxburghhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Country House and Garden£. Blooming Lovely£. Hidden Oxburgh£. Hangings and a Hidey-hole£

Location Oxburgh Hall, Oxborough, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9PS. At Oxborough, 7 miles south-west of Swaffham on south side of Stoke Ferry road; 3 miles from A134 at Stoke Ferry

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. Max. 2 coaches per day

Catering Tea-room (licensed) in Old Kitchen, assisted service, 50 covers. The Pantry (kiosk) serves light snacks. Set menu for groups can be ordered in advance, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Castleacre Priory, Ecotech Centre, Gooderstone Water Gardens, Grimes Graves, Iceni Village, Peckover House and Garden

Opening times, information and admission Garden, shop and tea-room

House and chapel

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House and Garden open during Easter week from Good Fri, 2 to 11 April, 11 to 5. Chapel closes at 4:30 (4 in Oct) Admission: Groups £6.60. Reduced rate available for gardens and estate

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Peckover House and Garden Wisbech, Cambridgeshire HOGsrCg8F4ELG44 House 0E Tea-room 3 Garden 1j7 This outstanding ¾ha (2 acre) Victorian garden includes an orangery, summer-houses, roses, herbaceous borders, croquet lawn and a 17th-century thatched barn. The town house, built c.1722, is renowned for its very fine plaster and wood rococo decoration. There are also displays about the Peckover family. Reed Barn tea-room, shop and second-hand bookshop open as house. Note: for parking follow signs to Chapel Road car park (PE13 1RF) and walk from there (250yds). Within walking distance is the Birthplace House (not NT) of Octavia Hill, who co-founded the National Trust in 1895. Open at the same time as Peckover House

Contact

Visit

Paula Arnold, Property Secretary T 01945 583463 F 01945 587904 E peckover@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Twilight Garden Tour£. The National Trust Connection£. Behind the Scenes£. Private Tour/ Twilight Tour£

Location Peckover House and Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR. West of Wisbech town centre on north bank of River Nene (B1441)

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point. Nearest parking: Harecroft Road (PE13 1RL), 500yds

Catering Licensed tea-room, assisted service, 80 covers in Reed Barn. Set menu, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Elgoods Brewery and Garden, Houghton Mill, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House, Oxburgh Hall, Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Opening times, information and admission Garden and tea-room House Shop and bookshop

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Open during Easter week (incl. Good Fri), 2 to 11 April, 12 to 5, and for Wisbech Rose Fair, 1 and 2 July (garden open at 11) Admission: Groups £5.10

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Sutton Hoo Woodbridge, Suffolk ORAsrmWC78F4gE454 Exhibitional Hall and restaurant 1E Grounds 3j7E The Anglo-Saxon royal burial site where the priceless Sutton Hoo treasure was discovered in a huge ship grave in 1939. The exhibition hall houses a full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber from the ship grave and tells the story of the site - described as ‘page one of English history’. Beautiful estate walks. Note: discounts for pre-booked groups (min. 15). Private guided tours available

Contact

Visit

Lynette Titford, Property Administrator T 01394 389700 F 01394 389702 E lynette.titford@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 4hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Burial Mound Tour£. Edith Pretty Tour£

Location Sutton Hoo, Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ. On B1083 Melton–Bawdsey. Follow signs from A12 north of Woodbridge

Coaches Coach parking, 40yds. Drop-off point 10yds

Catering Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 80 covers serving local, seasonal food. Open-air area. Light lunches 11:30-3. Hot snacks and cakes available all day. Set menu, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach, Flatford: Bridge Cottage, Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Opening times, information and admission 1 Jan–14 Feb 15 Feb–21 Feb 22 Feb–12 Mar 13 Mar–4 Apr 5 Apr–18 Apr 19 Apr–30 May 31 May–31 Oct 1 Nov–24 Dec 27 Dec–31 Dec

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Open BH Mons. Estate walks open daily all year, 9 to 6 (except for some Thurs, Nov to end Dec) Closed 25 & 26 Dec Admission: Groups £5.80

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Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Ely, Cambridgeshire OMANsrmWC7F4gE5D4 Visitor Centre and café 1E Grounds 1E Wicken Fen is one of Europe’s most important wetlands, supporting an abundance of wildlife. The raised boardwalk and lush grass droves allow easy access to a lost landscape of flowering meadows, sedge and reedbeds, where you can encounter rarities such as hen harriers, water voles and bitterns. Grazing herds of Highland cattle and Konik ponies are helping to create a diverse range of new habitats for wildlife and visitors to enjoy and explore. Note: traditional open Fen boat trips available. Max. 12 per trip, 45mins. Charges apply, call for details

Contact

Catering

Isabel Sedgwick, Visitor Services Manager T 01353 720274 F 01353 724700 E isabel.sedgwick@nationaltrust.org.uk

Café overlooking the ancient Fen, assisted service, 30 covers serving home-made cakes, light lunches and hot soup. Private room, out of hours catering available

Location Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP. South of Wicken (A1123), 3 miles west of Soham (A142), 9 miles south of Ely, 17 miles north-east of Cambridge via A10

Coaches

Attractions nearby Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, Denny Abbey, Ely Cathedral, Houghton Mill, Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, National Stud/Horseracing Museum, Ouse Washes, Wimpole Hall, Wimpole Home Farm

Coach parking, 60yds

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Birds of Wicken Fen£. Fen ‘Lighter’ Boat Trip£. Wild Ponies Galore£

Opening times, information and admission Reserve, Visitor Centre and shop Café

Fen Cottage

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Closed 25 Dec. Reserve closes at dusk during winter months. Some paths may be closed in very wet conditions. Fen Cottage also open BH Mons Admission: Groups (12+) £4.75

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Wimpole Hall Royston, Cambridgeshire HOTRFGPAsrmgWC78F4gELG4D4 Mansion 0E Gardens 1j7E The finest country house in Cambridgeshire, with beautiful Georgian interiors by Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane. The mansion is set amidst parkland complete with Gothic tower, Chinese bridge and serpentine lakes, landscaped by Bridgeman, Brown and Repton. The garden has thousands of daffodils in April, colourful parterres and herbaceous borders in July and August, and a working walled kitchen garden. Note: no group rates on Sundays or BH Mons

Clare Childerley, Administrator T 01223 206007 F 01223 207838 E clare.childerley@nationaltrust.org.uk

welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: Five Hundred Years in Five Minutes£. Behind the Garden Wall£. Bats, Trees and Trefoils£

Location

Catering

Contact

Wimpole Hall, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW. 8 miles south-west of Cambridge (A603), 6 miles north of Royston (A1198)

Old Rectory Restaurant (licensed), self-service, 100 covers. Stable Kitchen, self-service in stable block. Reservations available for smaller groups

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 275yds, 4 min walk to Hall

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, City of Cambridge, Duxford IWM, Houghton Mill, Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Wimpole Home Farm

Opening times, information and admission Park Hall*

Garden, restaurant, shop and bookshop

Open all year 27 Feb–21 Jul 24 Jul–26 Aug 28 Aug–31 Oct 2 Jan–24 Feb 27 Feb–31 Oct 1 Nov–22 Dec 27 Dec–30 Dec

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*Timed tours may be in operation 11 to 1. Whole property closed Fri 9 July. Hall, farm and gardens open BHols incl. Good Fri. Also Sat to Thur during local Easter, Christmas and half-term holidays (Hall closed Christmas and Feb halfterm). Refreshments and shop in Stable Block open Boxing Day 11 to 4. Bookshop open weekends only in Jan and early Feb

Admission: Groups: Hall and gardens £7.90. gardens only £3.30. Hall, gardens and farm £11.90. NT members pay a reduced entry to Home Farm

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Wimpole Home Farm Royston, Cambridgeshire OFPrmgW78F4E4D4 Barns & Sheds 31E Farm Café 3E Home Farm with its historical thatched buildings, Victorian Dairy and modern farmyard, was designed and built by Soane for the 3rd Earl of Hardwicke in 1794. The farm is still a working farm, home to the largest collection of rare-breed farm animals in East Anglia, including sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and horses. The Great Barn has a small collection of wagons and interpretative displays. Daily events and activities throughout the year. Note: members pay half price to enter the farm in support of the rare breeds conservation programme. No group rates on Sundays or BH Mons

Contact

Visit

Claire Childerley, Administrator T 01223 206000 F 01223 207383 E clare.childerley@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Special interest tours: Longhorns and Leicester Longwools£

Location

Catering

Wimpole Home Farm, Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW. 8 miles south-west of Cambridge (A603), 6 miles north of Royston (A1198)

Farm Kitchen, self service, 50 covers serving light refreshments and hot meals. Groups can be catered for at the Old Rectory Restaurant

Coaches

Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill, City of Cambridge, Duxford IWM, Houghton Mill, Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Wimpole Hall

Coach parking, 500yds, 9 min walk to Farm

Attractions nearby

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Closed Fri 9 July. Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Open Sat to Thur during local Feb half-term

Admission: Farm and gardens Groups: £6.50. Farm (NT members): £3.35. Hall, gardens and farm: £11.90

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National Trust for Groups East of England Properties with limited availability for groups

Coggeshall Grange Barn Colchester, Essex OmC7F5D Barn 1 Grounds 1 One of the oldest surviving timber-framed barns in Europe with a cathedral-like interior. Exhibition of local woodcarving and tools. Note: Joint ticket with Paycocke’s available

Contact Custodian T 01376 562226 E coggeshall@nationaltrust.org.uk A Coggeshall Grange Barn, Grange Hill, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1RE

Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre and Whipsnade Estate Whipsnade, Bedfordshire ORAsrmCWE7F4g4 Chilterns Gateway Centre 1E Dunstable Downs j Commanding outstanding views over the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chiltern Ridge, this chalk grassland area of outstanding natural beauty is a kite-flying hotspot. Note: the centre is owned by Central Bedfordshire Council and managed by the National Trust. Open daily (except 2425 Dec) 10-5 in summer and 10-4 in winter. WC available only when the centre is open. No groups Suns or BHols

Contact Property Administrator T 01582 500920 E dunstabledowns@nationaltrust.org.uk A Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Road, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY

Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach Saxmundham, Suffolk ASNsrmC78F4g4D4 Tea-room and gift shop 1E SeaWatch Building 1E Grounds j7 An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an important nature conservation area offering many excellent walks, an award-winning tea-room and a gift shop. Note: max. 3 coaches, advance booking recommended. No parking fee when tea-room booked. Guided tours can be booked

Contact Richard Gilbert, Countryside & Visitor Services Warden T 01728 648501 F 01728 648025 E richard.gilbert@nationaltrust.org.uk A Dunwich Heath, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 3DJ

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National Trust for Groups East of England Properties with limited availability for groups

Elizabethan House Museum Great Yarmouth, Norfolk HsgEL45 Building 01 A 16th-century quayside building with rooms displayed to reflect the lives of families over time. Tudor bedroom and dining room. Victorian kitchen and scullery. Note: the house is leased to Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. Max. 4 groups per day

Contact Mr Pat O’Grady, Administration Assistant T 01493 743943 F 01493 743940 E pat.o’grady@norfolk.gov.uk A 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2QH

Hatfield Forest Essex ANsrm7FgD4 Grounds 3j7E An outstanding ancient woodland and rare surviving example of a medieval royal hunting forest. There are many excellent walks and nature trails. Note: no admission charges for this property, although a car park charge does apply. The Shell House is restored and open to visitors at weekends; exhibition in Discovery Room by the lake, explaining the history, management and wildlife of the Forest

Contact Nicky Daniel, Property Administrator T 01279 870678 F 01279 874044 A Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 6NE

Houghton Mill near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire MIrm7F4ELG45 Mill and Tea-room 31 Grounds j An impressive timber-built working watermill on an island in the Great Ouse. Delightful riverside location and pretty tea-room. Excellent base for walks. Note: milling demonstrations subject to river level. Max. 1 group per day. Large groups may need to be split into smaller groups

Contact Phil O’Donoghue, Property Manager T 01480 301494 E philip.odonoghue@nationaltrust.org.uk A Houghton Mill, Houghton, nr Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2AZ

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve Woodbridge, Suffolk OIASNmg8FE4 All buildings 0E Grounds 0j7 A large, remote and wild place. Internationally important for its geology and wildlife, it was a secret military site for most of the 20th century. Note: allow for boat crossing. Access normally on foot, but guided and trailer tours available - booking essential. Some buildings (eg ‘Pagodas’) accessible only on guided tours

Contact Duncan Kent, Visitor Services Warden T 01394 450900 E duncan.kent@nationaltrust.org.uk A Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Quay Office, Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2NU

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National Trust for Groups East of England Properties with limited availability for groups

Paycocke’s Colchester, Essex HG8L45D House 0 Grounds 1 Built for Thomas Paycocke in the 16th century, this attractive half-timbered house is a grand example of the wealth generated by the cloth trade. Note: max. group size 25. Larger groups must be prepared to split their groups to stagger visiting times. Visit Coggeshall Grange Barn too - group ticket available

Contact Custodian T 01376 561305 E paycockes@nationaltrust.org.uk A West Street, Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex CO6 1NS

Shaw’s Corner near Welwyn, Hertfordshire HGsm7E45D4 House 03E Grounds 3 An Arts & Crafts-influenced house, the home of George Bernard Shaw for over 40 years. The rooms remain much as he left them. Note: access roads very narrow. Pre-booked groups of 15-30 are welcome Wed-Fri afternoons. Pre-booked groups of 30+ are welcome Wed-Fri mornings

Contact House Manager T 01438 820307 E shawscorner@nationaltrust.org.uk A Shaw’s Corner, Ayot St Lawrence, nr Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6 9BX

Sheringham Park Upper Sheringham, Norfolk PASsm7EF4gE45D Visitor Centre 1E Grounds j7 Fabulous displays of rhododendrons and azaleas from mid-May to mid-June, alongside stunning coastal views. Enjoy a snack in the sheltered courtyard. Note: max. 3 coaches parked at any one time

Contact Malcolm Fisher, Visitor Services Manager T 01263 820550 F 01263 820556 E sheringhampark@nationaltrust.org.uk A Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8TL

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Or8Fg4 Building 03 The only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain, guided tours at the Theatre Royal provide a fascinating introduction to theatre-going in the early 1800s. Note: for full Theatre Royal information please visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Contact T 01284 829957 E grouptours@theatreroyal.org A Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1QR © The National Trust 2009 Registered Charity Number 205846 Images © National Trust Photo Library

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East Midlands Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Canons Ashby

A Victorian garden blooms once more at Canons Ashby: Give your group the opportunity to see the restoration of the Victorian gardens in action as our experts bring them back to life. New exhibition at Mr Straw’s House: Uncover more about what went on behind closed doors in this 1920s suburban, semi-detached grocer’s home. 350th anniversary exhibition at Woolsthorpe Manor: Visit the home of Sir Isaac Newton, former president of the Royal Society, which celebrates its 350th year in 2010. Groups can see the new Science Centre and a special exhibition to mark the anniversary. Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood is now open 7 days a week for groups to discover more about childhood through the ages. Get on the movie trail at Kedleston Hall: Enjoy the new Duchess Trail for 2010 and follow in the footsteps of Keira Knightley.

Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood

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Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire Visit this Elizabethan treasure house, one of the best preserved Tudor stately homes. Built for Bess of Hardwick, Elizabethan England’s second most powerful woman, it boasts a wealth of original furniture and textiles. Don’t miss: The impressive Gideon tapestries in the Long Gallery. Belton House, Lincolnshire This perfect Restoration country house is no stranger to the silver screen, having featured in many period dramas. The sunken Italian-style garden and Orangery are worth the visit alone. Don’t miss: The newly restored boathouse on the banks of the lake. Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Explore the former home of the Dukes of Newcastle and discover a marvellous serpentine lake, walking trails and the Gothic Revival Chapel in its extensive country park. Don’t miss: The Walled Kitchen Garden with its spectacular glasshouses.


Index to properties in the

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East Midlands Belton House Calke Abbey Canons Ashby House Clumber Park Gunby Hall Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill Hardwick Hall Ilam Park and South Peak Estate

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Kedleston Hall Longshaw Estate Lyveden New Bield Mr Straw’s House Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood Tattershall Castle Woolsthorpe Manor The Workhouse, Southwell

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Woolsthorpe Manor

lunch stops Calke Abbey, Derbyshire The idyllic restaurant at Calke Abbey serves delicious meals and snacks using mainly locallysourced, fresh ingredients, including produce from the estate itself. Belton House, Lincolnshire The newly-refurbished Stables Restaurant serves a great choice of tasty snacks and homecooked hot meals. Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire The restaurant situated in the old kitchen offers a delicious menu and waitress service for 100 covers.

Belton House

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

Mr Straw’s House

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC

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Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Kedleston Hall and Park. NTPL/Matthew Antrobus.

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Bury St Edmu

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Anglesey Abbey, Ickwort Gardens and Lode Mill

M11

M40

Stowe Landscape Gardens

Wimpole Hall and Home Farm

Biggleswade

Melford Hall Haverhill

Milton Keynes

Royston Baldock

M1

Leighton Buzzard

Ascott Bicester Claydon House Waddesdon Manor

Boarstall Duck Decoy

Bedford

Newport Pagnell

Towcester

Stow-onthe-Wold

Mildenhall

Rushden

Moreton-in-Marsh

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Daventry Northampton

Brandon

Ely

Houghton Mill

Wellingborough

Leamington Spa

Littleport

A1(M)

Huntingdon Brampton

M45

Charlecote Park Farnborough Hall

Hidcote Manor Garden

Oxburgh Ha

Chatteris

Sawtry

Lyveden New Bield

Kettering

Coughton Court

Hanbury Hall

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Baddesley Clinton Warwick

Downham Market

March

Oundle

Corby

M1

M40

Redditch Droitwich

Peterborough

Rugby

COVENTRY

Packwood

Bromsgrove House

Uppingham

Rothwell M6

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Swaffham

Peckover House

Market Harborough

Bedworth

Back to Backs

Wisbech

Stamford

M69

Nuneaton

Stourbridge

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Blaby

Hinckley

BIRMINGHAM

Halesowen

Bourne

Oakham

Tamworth Sutton Coldfield

King's Lynn

Coalville

M42

Brownhills

Moseley Old Hall

HAMPTON

twick Manor

Fake Holbeach

Spalding

Loughborough

Rugeley

Wells th

Hunstanton

Woolsthorpe Manor

Melton Mowbray

Calke Abbey

Shugborough Estate

M6

Boston

Belton House

Grantham

Sudbury Hall and the NT Museum of Childhood M1

Burton upon Trent Stafford

Tattershall Castle

The Workhouse

Hucknall

Stapleford DERBY

Stone

Ingoldmells

Coningsby

Ilkeston

Kedleston Hall

Gunby Hall

Horncastle

Southwell

Kirkby in Ashfield

Belper

STOKE-ONTRENT

Lincoln Washingborough

Mansfield Sutton in Ashfield

Hardwick Hall

Ilam Park

stleyme

Clumber Park

Skegness

Matlock Alfreton

Leek Kidsgrove

Mablethorpe

Mr Straw’s House

Hardwick Estate: Ollerton Stainsby Mill

Cross

Biddulph Grange Garden

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Worksop

Staveley

Bakewell

Louth

Retford

Chesterfield

Buxton

Macclesfield

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Withernsea

BartonuponHumber

M18

M181

Penistone

Oldham

KINGSTON UPON HULL Hessle

M1

Middleton

M60

Beverley

M62

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M66

Driffield

Castleford 20 miles

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Halifax

Bridlington

Dunstable Downs Luton

Letchworth Hitchin

Halste M11

Stevenage

Shaw’s A1(M) Corner Welwyn Garden City

Sudbury

Saffron Walden

Ware

Bishop's Stortford

Braintree

Cogg & Gra

Hatfield Forest Witham


Belton House Grantham, Lincolnshire HOTGPsrmC78EF4gELG45D House 0E Grounds 3j7E A crowning achievement of Restoration country-house architecture, Belton House contains important collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver. Explore the formal gardens and Orangery, lakeside walk, extensive landscaped park and the Belton Discovery Centre. Note: special interest tours of mansion only available outside normal opening hours (pre-booking essential)

Contact

Catering

Debbie Bembridge, Property Administrator T 01476 566116 F 01476 542980 E belton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Stables Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 96 covers. Main meals 12 - 2. Coffee shop open weekends and peak periods for snacks and ice-creams. Set menu, out of hours catering available. Pre-booked group meals not available on Sats, Suns, BH Mons and school holidays – casual use of restaurant only

Location Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 2LS. 3 miles north-east of Grantham on A607 Grantham–Lincoln road, easily reached and signposted from A1

Coaches Coach parking, 300yds. Drop-off point 50yds

Attractions nearby Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Grimsthorpe Castle, Rockingham Castle, Tattershall Castle, Woolsthorpe Manor, The Workhouse, Southwell

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Guided Garden Tour£

Opening times, information and admission House House* Garden, park, restaurant and shop

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*Basement: open 11 to 12:30 (last entry 12). Timed tickets. House conservation talks 11:30 on most days. House open for free-flow from 12:30 (although guided tours may replace free-flow on some days). Also open BH Mons. Adventure playground, parkland, garden, shop and restaurant: open all week in Lincolnshire school holidays (15 March to 31 Oct). Bellmount Woods: open daily, access from separate car park. Bellmount Tower and boat house: open occasionally (contact property for details). House and adventure playground likely to close early in poor weather and light conditions Admission: Groups £8.50. Reduced rate available for garden & grounds only. (Group visits must be pre-booked, in writing, 3 weeks in advance.)

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Calke Abbey Derby, Derbyshire HOTFGPNsmC7EF4gELG5 Building 01E Grounds 03j A country house and estate preserved in 20th century decline. A place poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, telling the tale af an eccentric family who amassed a huge collection of hidden treasures. The house has been little restored portraying a period when great country houses struggled to survive. In the walled gardens explore the Orangery, the flower and kitchen gardens or walk around the fragile habitats of Calke Park National Nature Reserve. Note: all visitors (inc. NT members) require a ticket for the house and garden or garden only from visitor reception. Timed tickets for the house apply. One-way system operates in the park; access only via Ticknall entrance

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01332 863822 F 01332 865272 E calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome

Location

Licensed restaurant, counter service, 96 seated. Coffee shop kiosk open during peak periods. Group requirements handled on an individual basis. Tel. 01332 863822 to discuss requirements

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE. 10 miles south of Derby, on A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South. Entry via Ticknall main entrance only

Coaches Coach parking. Max. 3 coaches per day. There is a height restriction at the main (Ticknall) entrance of 3.6m. If coach exceeds this height please contact us

Catering

Attractions nearby Ashby Castle, Ferrers Centre, Kedleston Hall, Saltram, Snibston Discovery Park, Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Opening times, information and admission Calke Park National Nature Reserve House Restaurant and shop Garden West Wing conservation tour

Open all year 27 Feb–31 Oct 2 Jan–31 Dec 27 Feb–31 Oct 1 Jul–3 Sep 27 Feb–31 Oct

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House open for self-guided West Wing Conservation Tours, 11 to 12:30 (by timed ticket only). Last admission 12. Admission to house by timed ticket, delays may occur at peak times. Restaurant and shop closed 1 Jan, 25 and 26 Dec and closes at 4, Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec. Calke Park closed 8:30 or dusk if earlier. House and gardens open Good Fri Admission: Groups: House, park and garden £8.50. Park and garden only £5.30. Park and stables only £1.40

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Canons Ashby Daventry, Northamptonshire HTRGPsrm7F4gEL45D Building 0E Grounds 03 Canons Ashby has survived more or less unaltered since c.1710. The atmospheric interior contains wall paintings and Jacobean plasterwork of the highest quality. There is also a formal garden with colourful herbaceous borders, an orchard featuring fruit trees from the 16th century and a 12th-century priory church.

Contact

Visit

Sian Watson, Property Administrator T 01327 860044 F 01327 861909 E sian.watson@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Canons Ashby Gardens£. Private Morning Tour£. Historic Landscape Ramble£. Behind Closed Doors£

Location Canons Ashby, Canons Ashby House, Canons Ashby, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3SD. Easy access from either M40 exit 11, or M1 exit 16. From M1 take A45 (Daventry) and at Weedon crossroads turn left on to A5; 3 miles south turn right on to unclassified road through Litchborough and Adstone. From M40 at Banbury take A422 (Brackley) and after 2 miles turn left on to B4525; after 3 miles turn left on to unclassified road signposted to property

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. 2 coach spaces

Catering Cottage Garden tea-room, self service, 72 covers in two sittings. Light lunches. Groups can reserve tables. Max. 40 covers

Attractions nearby Banbury Museum & Canal Trips, Farnborough Hall, Northampton Shoe Museum, Rugby School, Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum, Stowe Landscape Gardens, Sulgrave Manor, Upton House and Gardens

Opening times, information and

admission House tours House Gardens, park and church Shop and tea-room Shop, tea-room, gardens, park and church

13 Feb–31 Oct 31 Jul–1 Sep 13 Feb–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec 13 Feb–19 Dec 13 Feb–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec 31 Jul–1 Sep

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Open Good Fri, 11 to 5. Closes dusk if earlier. Open all week in Aug. House open Thur and Fri in Aug 11 to 4 (limited timed tickets only) Admission: Groups: House and garden £6.95, gardens only £2.95. Donation box for church. Reduced rate available for gardens

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Clumber Park Worksop, Nottinghamshire OTGPAsrmC7F4gE45D Chapel 3E Glasshouse 3E Grounds 1j7E Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house no longer exists the Walled Kitchen Garden, magnificent Gothic Revival Chapel, Pleasure Ground and lake remain as clues to its past. Covering 3,800 acres Clumber’s mosaic of important and varied habitats are home to a world of hidden nature. of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Contact Events Co-ordinator T 01909 476592 F 01909 Clumber Wildlife Safari£. A Delve into Clumber’s past£. A Taste of 500721 E clumberpark@nationaltrust.org.uk Tradition£

Location

Clumber Park, The Estate Office, Clumber Park, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AZ. 4½ miles south-east of Worksop, 6½ miles southwest of Retford, 1 mile from A1/A57, 11 miles from M1 exit 30

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds from main visitor facilities and 250yds from Walled Kitchen Garden

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out

Catering Licensed restaurant, 150 covers. A range of snacks, hot meals and cream teas available. Muniment Room and Duke’s Study within restaurant available for private hire. Kiosk serving simple food during peak periods. Groups can reserve tables except on weekends and BHols

Attractions nearby Bassetlaw Museum, Creswell Crags, Hardwick Hall, Rufford Country Park, Sherwood Forest Major Oak, Mr Straw’s House, The Workhouse, Southwell

Opening times, information and admission Park Restaurant, shop, plant sales, The Clumber Story, chapel

Walled Kitchen Garden

Open all year

7 till dusk

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Cycle hire also available. 28 March to 30 Oct: Sat, Sun and BHols all facilities open 10 to 6. Last hiring of cycles two hours before closing. Cycle hire also open midweek Nov to March for school holidays and booked groups. Chapel: 12 Jan to 28 March closed for conservation cleaning. Conservation Centre: 3 April to 26 Sept open Sat, Sun and BHols, 10:30 to 4:30. Park and all facilities closed 25 Dec Admission: £5.20 per vehicle. Free when arriving by cycle, on foot or public transport. Walled Kitchen Garden: £3 per person. NT members free

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Hardwick Hall Chesterfield, Derbyshire HFGPAcsrmC78F4gELG45D Building 03E Grounds 3j Spectacular Hardwick Hall was built by Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury, and has survived almost unchanged. It houses some of the finest 16th-and 17th-century embroideries and tapestries. Walled courtyards enclose orchards and the recently redesigned herb garden. Enjoy circular walks around the surrounding parkland with magnificent views and look out for the rare breeds of sheep and cattle. Note: the ruins of Hardwick Old Hall in the grounds are owned by the National Trust and administered by English Heritage (01246 850431). No group bookings on BHols

Contact

Visit

Reception Administrator T 01246 858411/ 01246 858400 F 01246 858424 E hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Private Tour£. Meet the Gardener Tour£. Stableyard and Stonemasons’ Yard Tour£

Location Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5QJ. 6½ miles west of Mansfield, 9½ miles south-east of Chesterfield; approach from M1 (exit 29) via A6175. A a oneway traffic system operates in the park; access only via Stainsby Mill entrance (leave M1 exit 29, follow brown signs), exit only via Hardwick Inn

Catering Licensed restaurant, waitress service, 60 covers serving hot food until 2:30. Menu includes meat reared on estate. Kiosk in main car park serving light refreshments. Set menu, private room available for 35 people. Only 1 group booking per day or split into smaller groups

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 100yds. Drop-off point. Max. 4 coaches per day

Bolsover Castle, Chatsworth House, Clumber Park, Kedleston Hall, Mr Straw’s House, The Workhouse, Southwell

Opening times, information and admission Hall Garden, shop, restaurant and kiosk Parkland gates

17 Feb–31 Oct 4 Dec–19 Dec 17 Feb–31 Oct 4 Dec–19 Dec Open all year

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri: 12 to 4:30. Kiosk: open daily during main open season and between Christmas and New Year, but may close in bad weather. Tours between 11 to 12 and all day between 17 Feb and 14 March. Additional heritage tours also available, check on arrival at gatehouse. Hall, gardens and park close dusk during winter. Park gates close 6 during summer. Stone Centre open daily all year round Admission: Groups £9

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Kedleston Hall near Quardon, Derbyshire HTGPsrmC78F4gELG45D House - ground floor 1E House - state floor 0E Grounds j Built in the mid-18th century for the Curzon family, Kedleston boasts the most complete and least-altered sequence of Robert Adam interiors in England. Adam also designed the grounds, where the pleasure ground has been partially restored and there are several marked walks around the historic parkland. Note: on arrival, group should remain on coach to enjoy an on-board welcome from our team. Group leader should pay for and collect tickets from visitor reception

Denise Young/ David Driver, Property Administrators T 01332 842191 F 01332 844059 E kedlestonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Kedleston Private Tour£. The Wildlife Wander£. The Great Estate Buildings Tour£

Location

Catering

Contact

Kedleston Hall, Derby, near Quardon, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH. Aim for intersection of A52/ A38, and follow A38 (N). Take first exit (by Derby University) and continue along Kedleston Road towards Quarndon

Licensed restaurant, waitress service, 100 covers in two adjoining rooms (Old Kitchen and Servants Hall). Hot meals served until 2:30. Tables can be reserved in advance, set menus available

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach park adjacent to car park and visitor reception. Max. 3 coaches per day

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach

Calke Abbey, Denby Pottery, Ilam Park and South Peak Estate, Royal Crown Derby, Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Opening times, information and admission Hall Garden Park Restaurant and shop

20 Feb–3 Nov 20 Feb–3 Nov 1 Jan–31 Dec 20 Feb–3 Nov 2 Jan–14 Feb 15 Feb–17 Feb 20 Feb–3 Nov 22 Jul–27 Aug 6 Nov–26 Dec

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Last entry to Hall 4:15. Open Good Fri. Park occasional day closures Nov to Feb. Closed 25 Dec. 20 Feb to 31 March: due to conservation restrictions the hall will be shown by guided tour only on weekdays (places allocated on arrival). Freeflow during weekends but conservation work may be continuing Admission: House and Grounds: Groups £7.60 Grounds only: Groups £3.55

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Lyveden New Bield Northamptonshire HTGAsmC7F5 Building 0 Grounds 3 Begun in 1595 by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden remains virtually unaltered since work stopped at his death in 1605. The building has fascinating architectural detail, and the water garden, with its terraces and spiral mounts, is one of the oldest surviving layouts in Britain. Note: as featured in BBC series Hidden Gardens. Limited WC facilities

Contact

Visit

Mark Bradshaw, Property Manager T 01832 205358 F 01832 205158 E lyveden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Growing History£. An Introduction to Garden History£. Meadows, Apples and Pears£. The Tresham’s and the Gunpowder Plot£. Wildly Wonderful£

Location Lyveden New Bield, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5AT. 4 miles southwest of Oundle via A427, 3 miles east of Brigstock, leading off A6116

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. 2 coach spaces

Catering Ice-cream, confectionery, hot and cold drinks sold in shop. No catering available

Attractions nearby Burghley House, Canons Ashby, Deene Park, Elton Hall, Houghton Mill, Kirby Hall, Triangular Lodge

Opening times, information and admission 1 Feb–12 Mar 13 Mar–30 Jun 1 Jul–31 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct 1 Nov–30 Nov

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Open BH Mons. Open Good Fri, 10:30 to 5 Admission: Groups £4.50

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Mr Straw’s House Worksop, Nottinghamshire HGsm8E5D No 5 0 No 7 0 Back Gardens This modest semi-detached house was the family home of grocer William Straw Snr since 1923, and is remarkable because the Straws’ sons preserved it almost unaltered till it came to the National Trust in 1990. The original interior provides a rare glimpse into inter-war, lower middleclass life. Note: Blyth Grove is a private road; there is no access without advance booking. Please come to reception at 5 Blyth Grove at your allotted time. Max. group size of 18 for guided tour. No groups on Sats

Contact

Visit

Megan Doole, Custodian T 01909 482380 E mrstrawshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: An Ordinary Life£

Location Mr Straw’s House, 5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0JG. Follow signs for Bassetlaw Hospital and Blyth Road (B6045). Blyth Grove is a small private road off B6045, just south of Bassetlaw Hospital A&E entrance. House signposted with black and white sign at the entrance to Blyth Grove

Coaches

Catering No catering available

Attractions nearby Clumber Park, Cresswell Craggs, Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill, Harley Gallery, Hatfield Forest, Rufford Park, Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Thoresby Gallery, The Workhouse, Southwell

No coach parking. Drop-off point 100yds. Nearest parking: The Baulk, a road opposite, 100yds. No access to Blyth Grove as no turning space. 18 seater minibus can fit in car park

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–30 Oct

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Admission by timed ticket only for all visitors (incl. National Trust members) – must be booked in advance. All bookings by telephone or letter (with sae), not email, to custodian. On quiet days a same-day telephone call is often sufficient. Last admission 4. Closed Good Fri. Due to its location in residential area, the house is closed on Suns as a courtesy to neighbours Admission: Group rate £5.70

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Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood Ashbourne, Derbyshire HOGsrmC78EF4gEL45D Sudbury Hall 0E Museum of Childhood 1lE Grounds 03 Two totally different venues sitting side by side. The country home of the Lords Vernon, a delight of 17th-century craftsmanship, featuring exquisite plasterwork, wood carvings and classical story-based murals. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages with something for everyone. Explore the childhoods of times gone by. You can be a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian pupil, and be captivated by our archive film, interactives and displays. Note: group tours are available in the hall, the museum itself is self-lead

Contact

Visit

Carol Holderness, Property Secretary T 01283 585337 F 01283 585139 E carol.holderness@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 4hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Behind the Scenes Tour£

Location

Catering

Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT. 6 miles east of Uttoxeter at junction of A50 Derby–Stoke and A515 Ashbourne. Sat Nav: enter DE6 5HT

The Coach House tea-room (licensed), selfservice, 52 covers. Set menu, out of hours catering available

Coaches Coach parking, 500yds. Drop-off point 200yds

Attractions nearby Alton Towers, Biddulph Grange Garden, Calke Abbey, Carsington Water, Kedleston Hall, Tissington Hall and Trail, Tutbury Castle

Opening times, information and admission Hall Museum, tea-room and shops

Christmas event in the museum Grounds

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Hall open BH Mons and Good Fri. Hall may have to close early if light is poor. School visits and hall tours available 11 to 1 Admission: Groups: Hall £6.45, Museum £7, Joint £12.50

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Tattershall Castle Tattershall, Lincolnshire COsm7FgEL5 Building 03E Grounds 03 A vast fortified and moated tower built for Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England from 1433 to 1443. Restored by Lord Curzon between 1911 and 1914, it contains four great chambers with enormous Gothic fireplaces, tapestries and brick vaulting. There are spectacular views across the Fens and a guardhouse with displays.

Contact

Visit

Tattershall Castle T 01526 342543 F 01526 348826 E stuart.crow@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr

Catering

Location Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4LR. On south side of A153, 15 miles north-east of Sleaford; 10 miles south-west of Horncastle

Coaches

Hot and cold drinks and ice-cream available in shop. Seating area in exhibition room above shop. No catering available

Attractions nearby Battle of Britain Flight, Belton House, Gunby Hall, Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel, Lincolnshire Aviation Centre, Woodhall Spa

Coach parking. Coaches have to reverse into car park, assistance given

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Open Good Fri. Last audio guide issued one hour before closing. Castle opens 1 on some Sats if hosting a wedding. Please telephone to confirm in advance of visit Admission: Groups £4.30

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Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham, Lincolnshire HFGsm8F4L45D Building 03E Grounds 03 The birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton who made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here. A complex figure, Newton notched up careers as diverse as Cambridge Professor and Master of the Royal Mint; spent years studying alchemy and the Bible as well as science, and was President of The Royal Society whose 350th anniversary it is in 2010. You can still see the famous apple tree from Isaac's bedroom window and enjoy the brand new Discovery Centre, which opened at the start of this year. Note: guided tours available Wed & Thur mornings; short introductory talk for groups at other times

Contact

Coaches

Margaret Winn, House Steward T 01476 860338 F 01476 862826 E woolsthorpemanor@nationaltrust.org.uk A Woolsthorpe Manor, 23 Newton Way, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG33 5NR

Minibus and car parking available. Parking for 1 coach at quiet times; drop-off point only at busy times (coach parking at Village Hall)

Location Woolsthorpe Manor, Water Lane, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5PD. At Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, 8 miles south of Grantham (not to be confused with Woolsthorpe near Belvoir). Leave A1 southbound at B6403 Ancaster & Easton turn, or A1 northbound at Woolsthorpe turn. Follow brown signs then white National Trust signs to car park in Water Lane. From Melton follow B676 for Colsterworth and Bourne; 1 mile after Stainby turn left at white National Trust sign, then left into Water Lane. Sat Nav: enter NG33 5PD

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Isaac Newton’s Younger Life£. Isaac Newton’s Older Life£. Real Life on the 1600s Farm£

Catering Tea and coffee bar available to all visitors during normal opening hours. Tea and biscuits can be arranged for visiting groups if preferred

Attractions nearby Belton House, Belvoir Castle, Burghley House, Easton Walled Gardens, Grimsthorpe Castle, Tattershall Castle

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri, 11 to 5 Admission: Groups £5.28

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The Workhouse, Southwell Southwell, Nottinghamshire HFGsm8F4L45D Building 03E Grounds 03 Discover the most complete workhouse in existence. Meet the Reverend Becher, the founder of The Workhouse, by watching the introductory film and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere evoked by the audio guide. Displays explore the issue of poverty through the years and across the country. The Workhouse offers a specialised service for groups – please contact the property for details. Note: groups welcome but please book in advance. Limited refreshments on site; food available in local villages

Contact

Visit

Jacqueline Hobbs, Property Administrator T 01636 817260 F 01636 817251 E theworkhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: An Introduction to the Workhouse£. The Rev. J.T. Becher - Plagiarist or Genius?£. Restoration Detectives£. The New Poor Law Act£. Medicine and Mortality£. From Plot to Pauper Plate. Time Travel Tour£

Location The Workhouse, Southwell, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT. 13 miles from Nottingham on A612 and 8 miles from Newark on A617 and A612

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. Drop-off point 25yds

Catering There is no catering available; please contact the property for alternatives

Attractions nearby Belton House, Hardwick Hall, Southwell Minster, Mr Straw’s House, Tattershall Castle, Woolsthorpe Manor

Opening times, information and admission 3 Mar–31 Oct

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Guided tour (exterior): 3 March to 31 Oct, Wed to Sun, 11 to 12 (numbers limited). Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Last admission one hour before closing. Normal house admission from 12 Admission: Groups £5.50. For details on how to book please tel. the property

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties


National Trust for Groups East Midlands Properties with limited availability for groups

Gunby Hall near Spilsby, Lincolnshire H7845 Building 0 Grounds 3 Located in Lincolnshire, Gunby Hall has panelled rooms, a beautiful oak staircase and fine collections. The exquisite gardens contain traditional English vegetables, fruit and flowers. Note: max.1 group per day. Visits by prior arrangement

Contact Stuart Crow, Property Manager T 01526 342543 F 01526 348826 E stuart.crow@nationaltrust.org.uk A Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire LN4 4LR

Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel near Spilsby, Lincolnshire Tm78 Building 01 Grounds 1 This secluded chapel, with rare outdoor baptistry, is one of the two best surviving examples of 17th-century Baptist chapels in England. Note: limited vehicular access/parking. Access either by keyholder arrangement via Gunby Hall (Wed/Thur afternoon April-Sept) or by prior arrangement with Beth Dawson, Regional Rural Surveyor, EMRO

Contact Rev Brian Keyworth T 01773 713044 or Stuart Crow 01526 342543 F 01526 348826 E stuart.crow@nationaltrust.org.uk A Tattershall Castle, Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire LN4 4LR

Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill Chesterfield, Derbyshire MsmFE45D Building 0 Grounds 03 Discover the workplace of a 19th-century miller. Buy freshly milled flour made from organic wheat (limited stock). Note: no WC, nearest at Hardwick Hall car park

Contact Reception Administrator T 01246 858411 F 01246 858424 E stainsbymill@nationaltrust.org.uk A Stainsby Mill, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ

Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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National Trust for Groups East Midlands Properties with limited availability for groups

Ilam Park and South Peak Estate Ashbourne, Derbyshire & Peak District OFGPANsrm78Fg5D Building 3E Grounds 03 Ilam Park and the South Peak Estate offer walks through parkland and limestone dales with spectacular views. Visitor centre, tea-room, shop and WCs. Note: groups over 30 should plan to stagger their use of the tea-room

Contact Lorraine McKechnie-Ryder, Property Administrator T 01335 350503 F 01335 350511 E southpeakestate@nationaltrust.org.uk A South Peak Estate Office, Home Farm, Ilam, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AZ

Longshaw Estate near Sheffield, Derbyshire HOIPANsrm78F4gE4 Building 3 Grounds 03j Ideal place for a group visit to the countryside, with a combination of moorland, woodland and farmland, with extensive ancient and industrial heritage.

Contact Centre Manager T 01433 637904 A Longshaw Estate, Sheffield, Derbyshire S11 7TZ

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West Midlands Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Biddulph Grange Gardens

Discover ‘The Perfect Place to Live’ at Berrington Hall: Visitors can now witness how this grand property kept the servants’ movements hidden as they worked around the house. There is also a living history recreation of the homecoming of Lord and Lady Rodney, following their wedding in 1891. It’s all happening at Croft Castle and Parkland: Groups can enjoy a refined, candle-lit evening of whist and fan etiquette in the Saloon; hear stories of Princess Charlotte’s physician in the Ambassadors Room and enjoy an art exhibition dedicated to the trees of the parkland. Lives of the rich and famous at Upton House and Gardens: Experience the life of a 1930s millionaire at the home of Lord and Lady Bearsted. Play billiards, sit in the snug reading the papers and take a stroll around the spectacular gardens. Attingham Park restored: Restoration of the Regency interiors continues and 2010 sees the completion of the Octagon Room. A world in one at Biddulph: Show your group the gardens of the world at Biddulph Grange by visiting the Italian Terrace, the Great Wall of China, a Himalayan Glen and exotic Egypt.

you must

see...

Croome Park, Worcestershire See ‘Capability’ Brown’s first complete landscape that established a universal, new style of garden design for the next 50 years, and witness the continued parkland restoration featuring the unusual ice-house. Don’t miss: The newly-opened Croome Court, leased to the National Trust in 2007. Coughton Court, Warwickshire One of England’s finest Tudor houses offers groups the chance to see some fascinating historical memorabilia, including Mary Queen of Scots’ chemise and Bishops’ Cope believed to have been embroidered by Catherine of Aragon. Don’t miss: The Throckmorton family award-winning gardens with spring colour and roses in June.

Upton House

Dudmaston Hall, Shropshire An opportunity for groups to admire interesting contemporary paintings, botanical drawings and sculpture in an intimate 17thcentury family home, filled with fine furniture and Dutch flower paintings. Don’t miss: The delightful mass of colour in the gardens at springtime.

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Index to properties in the

Key to Symbols

West Midlands Attingham Park Baddesley Clinton Benthall Hall Berrington Hall Biddulph Grange Garden Birmingham Back to Backs Brockhampton Estate Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills Charlecote Park Coughton Court Croft Castle and Parkland

7 8 21 9 10 21 21 22 11 12 13

Croome Park 14 Dudmaston Estate 22 22 Farnborough Hall 23 The Fleece Inn The Greyfriars 23 Hanbury Hall 15 Moseley Old Hall 16 17 Packwood House 18 Shugborough Estate Sunnycroft 23 Upton House and Gardens 19 23 The Weir Wightwick Manor and Gardens 20

recommended

lunch stops Croome Park, Worcestershire Experience a unique setting for a tasty lunch or snack in our 1940s style canteen in restored WWII RAF buildings. Top it off with a walk in ‘Capability’ Brown’s first complete landscape and a visit to the newly opened Croome Court. Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire The tea-room in this classic William and Mary house offers lovely views over the parterre, always a picture of vibrant colour. Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire Groups can enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch in the beautiful Barn Restaurant before taking a stroll around the romantic garden.

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

Coughton Court

L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

Croome Park Croft Castle and Parkland

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC £

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Berrington Hall NTPL/John Hammond.

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Discover the West Midlands

Inside and Out

A Gardener’s delight

Berrington Hall and Croft Castle & Parkland

Coughton Court and Hanbury Hall

• Groups can discover what life was like upstairs and down at the beautifully sited 18th-century Neo-classical mansion, Berrington Hall. Affording marvellous views across to the Brecon Beacons, the house has much to offer curious visitors. Spend the morning discovering the wonderful collections of furniture, paintings and costumes upstairs, before glimpsing the Victorian laundry and Georgian dairy in the servants’ quarters. • After lunch in the licensed tea-room, make your way to Croft Castle and Parkland where you can stretch your legs and breathe the fresh air in the stunning Herefordshire countryside. Groups can choose from a number of marked walks and discover over 300 veteran trees and a magnificent avenue of Spanish Chestnuts.

• Groups interested in gardening will delight in this inspirational itinerary. Start your day at the beautiful Tudor house, Coughton Court, near Alcester, home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years. Take a look at the fascinating historical memorabilia inside the house before you explore the glorious gardens. Created by the family in recent years, the impressive grounds include award-winning roses, the bog garden, riverside walk and walled garden. • After lunch, head to Hanbury Hall, just ten miles away, near Droitwich Spa. Sitting within a restored 20-acre garden that includes an orangery, mushroom house, ice-house and gloriously colourful parterre, this William and Mary-style house boasts the beautiful Thornhill wall paintings on the staircase and ceilings. • Once you’ve had a look around, you are welcome to play bowls on the lovely 18thcentury bowling green (weather permitting Apr-Sep), the perfect excuse to indulge in a cream tea afterwards.

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Tudor Treasures

Warwickshire’s Heritage

Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House

Charlecote Park and Upton House & Gardens

• Take the morning to get to know charming Baddesley Clinton, a delightful Medieval moated manor house and garden dating back to Elizabethan times. Discover the secret priests’ holes where persecuted Catholics took refuge and enjoy a walk around the romantic garden with its stewponds and lake. • Stop for lunch in The Barn Restaurant before heading to Packwood House, near Solihull. • At this much-restored Tudor property you can browse around the fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture and step outside to view the marvellous herbaceous in the gardens and famous collection of yew trees.

• Follow in the footsteps of both the Tudor Queen and William Shakespeare as you make your way around Charlecote Park. With its mellow brickwork and great chimneys, the stately Elizabethan house boasts rich Victorian interiors, noble grounds and a landscaped deer-park. Stop for a delicious lunch here at The Orangery restaurant. • Just 12 miles away, near Banbury, is the beautiful 17th-century Upton House and Gardens. The house itself displays Lord Bearsted’s extensive art collection, including works by Hogarth, Stubbs, Guardi, Canaletto, Bosch, Brueghel and El Greco and significant collections of fine porcelain and tapestries. Outside, the gardens put on an equally dazzling show in the herbaceous borders, pools, bog garden and kitchen garden.

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Yeadon Bingley Shipley

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Newtown

Wightwick Manor

Church Stretton

Walsall

Bridgnorth

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Nuneaton

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Knighton Rhayader Presteigne Llandrindod Wells Kington

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Brockhampton Estate

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Stratford upon Avon

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Crickhowell Ebbw Vale

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King’s Head

Oxford Thame

Carterton Abingdon

Heelis

Wallingford

Wantage

Greys Court

Lacock Abbey Bath Assembly and Fox Talbot Museum Rooms

Prior Park Landscape Garden

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Devizes

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Windsor

Avebury

Hungerford

Sandham Memorial Chapel

Kingsclere

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Hughendon Manor

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Chipping Norton

Chedworth Roman Villa

Nailsworth

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Upton House Brackley and Gardens

Stow-onthe-Wold

Gloucester

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Newport Pagnell

Stowe Landscape Gardens

Chastleton House

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Moreton-in-Marsh

Westbury Court Garden

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Canons Ashby Towcester

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Merthyr Tydfil

Charlecote Park Farnborough Hall

Snowshill Manor

Ross-on-Wye

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Northampton

Hidcote Manor Garden

The Fleece Inn

Tewkesbury

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Wellingborough Daventry

Coughton Court

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Ledbury

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Leamington Spa

Warwick

Hanbury Hall

Croome Park

Kettering

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Rugeley Cannock

Sunnycroft

Woolsthorp Manor

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Calke Abbey

Shugborough Estate

Belton House

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Attingham Park Shrewsbury, Shropshire HFGPsrm7EF4gL45D Mansion 1lE Shop, bookshop and café 1E Grounds 1j7E Attingham was built for 1st Lord Berwick in 1785 and was in continuous ownership by the family for over 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours. Highlights include the atmospheric Dining Room set for an evening banquet that reflects the Regency splendour and the delicate decorative scheme in the Boudoir which has recently been revealed. The mansion is set in beautiful parkland designed to impress. Note: Group Travel Information pack available. Group organiser familiarisation pass available upon request

welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A story of love and neglect£

Contact Angie Baxter, Property Administrator T 01743 708162 F 01743 708175 E attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk

Catering

Location Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4TP. 4 miles south-east of Shrewsbury, on north side of B4380 in Atcham village

Coaches Coach parking, 25yds to shop and reception, 300yds to mansion

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach

Licensed Mansion tea-room, counter service, 60 covers catering for specialist diets. Carriage House Café, self-service, open all year round. Set menu, private room available. Groups can reserve tables. Produce from the walled garden served in the tea-room

Attractions nearby Benthall Hall, Blists Hill Museum, Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Dudmaston Estate, Historic Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Moseley Old Hall, Powis Castle and Garden, South Shropshire Hills, Sunnycroft

Opening times, information and admission Park, walled garden, shop, café and bookshop Mansion Mansion winter tours Mansion tea-room

Open all year 13 Mar–7 Nov 9 Jan–7 Mar 13 Nov–28 Nov 2 Jan–7 Mar 13 Mar–7 Nov 13 Nov–12 Dec 18 Dec–31 Dec

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Please pre-book all group visits, tours and catering direct with our properties

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Baddesley Clinton Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire HTGPsrmC7FEL45 Building 01E Grounds 01jE A romantic and atmospheric moated manor house, dating from the 15th century and little changed since 1634. The interiors reflect the house’s heyday in the Elizabethan era, when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics - there are three priest’s holes. There is a delightful garden with stewponds and a nature walk.

Contact

Visit

Linda Langstaff, Property Administrator T 01564 783294 F 01564 782706 E baddesleyclinton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£

Location

The Barn Restaurant (licensed), counter assisted servery. 88 covers with a further 50 covers outside. Contact the restaurant on 01564 787908/787909 for requirements. Deposit required for catering bookings

Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, B93 0DQ. ¾ miles west of A4141 Warwick–Birmingham road, at Chadwick End, 7½ miles north-west of Warwick, 6 miles south of M42 exit 5; 15 miles south-east of central Birmingham

Coaches

Catering

Attractions nearby Birmingham Back to Backs, Charlecote Park, Hanbury Hall, Packwood House

Coach parking, 100yds

Opening times, information and admission House, grounds, shop and restaurant

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Berrington Hall near Leominster, Herefordshire HGPsmC7F4gLG5 Building 0E Grounds 3j7 This exquisite 18th-century mansion, with superb views to the Brecon Beacons, is set in parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. It contains beautifully decorated interiors complete with a nursery, Victorian laundry, Georgian dairy and an attractive garden. The walled garden contains a historic collection of local apple trees. Note: Not all of the costume collection is displayed, but can be viewed by appointment. Please write to the property

Contact Property Administrator T 01568 615721 F 01568 613263 E berrington@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Berrington Hall, near Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DW. 3 miles north of Leominster, 7 miles south of Ludlow on west side of A49

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds. Drop-off point. 4 coach spaces

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board

coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Style through the Ages£. Below Stairs at Berrington£. Treasured For Ever£ . Treasured For Ever£. Life in the Mansion£

Catering Licensed tea-room, self-service, 60 covers. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Croft Castle and Parkland, Hampton Court Gardens, Hereford, Ludlow, The Weir

Opening times, information and

admission Below stairs, gardens, park, tea-room and shop

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Open Good Fri. Parkland: restricted 28 Feb to 12 June (due to nesting birds). House: 11 to 1 tours only. House ground floor only 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 Dec. Below stairs, garden, park and shop open 26 Dec Admission: Groups £6.05. Reduced rate available for gardens

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Biddulph Grange Garden Staffordshire Gsm7FE5 Building 0 Grounds 0 One of Britain’s most exciting and unusual gardens with a series of connected ‘compartments’, designed by James Bateman to display specimens from his wide-ranging plant collection. The gardens have unusual features, many of which are unique. These include upside-down trees, rockwork, a formal Italian garden, Egyptian Court and tranquil Chinese garden.

Contact

Visit

Visitor Services Manager T 01782 517999 F 01782 510624 E biddulphgrange@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Great Age of Victorian Gardening£

Location

Catering

Biddulph Grange Garden, Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7SD. ½ mile north of Biddulph, 3½ miles south-east of Congleton, 7 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent. Access from A527 (Tunstall–Congleton road). Entrance on Grange Road

Tea-room, waitress service, 45 covers

Attractions nearby Gawsworth Hall, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Little Moreton Hall, Spode Pottery, Trentham Gardens, Wedgewood

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds

Opening times, information and admission 15 Feb–19 Feb 3 Mar–31 Mar 1 Apr–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec

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Charlecote Park Warwick, Warwickshire HFGPsmC78EF4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 3j The home of the Lucy family for over 700 years, the mellow brickwork and great chimneys of Charlecote Park seem to sum up the very essence of Tudor England. There are strong associations with both Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare, who knew the house well - he is alleged to have been caught poaching the estate deer. The balustraded formal garden opens on to a fine deer-park influenced by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Contact Property Administrator T 01789 470277 F 01789 470544 E charlecotepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER. 1 mile west of Wellesbourne, 5 miles east of Stratford-uponAvon, 6 miles south of Warwick on north side of B4086

Coaches Coach parking, 300yds

welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Garden Walk and Talk with Head Gardener£

Catering The Orangery (licensed), self-service, 60 covers inside, 40 covers outside (undercover). Hot meals 12-2:30. Out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Baddesley Clinton, Compton Verney, Coughton Court, Hidcote Manor Garden, Packwood House, Shakespeare Houses, Upton House and Gardens, Warwick Castle

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach

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House: open Wed and Thur 31 March, 1, 7 and 8 April and every day in Aug (not all show rooms open). Conservation tours: 11 and 11:30, March, April and Oct. Ground floor only in Nov and Dec. Park, garden, outbuildings: closed 4 Jan to Feb and Nov to Dec. *Restaurant: open 11 to 4, Jan to Feb and Nov to Dec (full service on house open days, light refreshments at all other times). Shop: open daily during Feb half-term, Wed and Thur 31 March, 1, 7 and 8 April and every day in Aug. Local produce shop open as house 1 March to 31 Oct, 12 to 5. Property closed 24 and 25 Dec Admission: Groups £7.70. Reduced rate available for gardens & grounds. Croquet set available - refundable deposit

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Coughton Court near Alcester, Warwickshire HTGsrmC78F4gEL45 Building 03E Grounds 3jE Home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years, this finest of Tudor houses stands testament to a family’s courage to maintain their beliefs. From high favour to fear and oppression following the Reformation, the Throckmortons were leaders in a dangerous age. This is a story of fascinating personalities. Coughton is still very much a family home with an intimate feel: the Throckmorton family still live here, managing the gardens which they have created. Note: a charge to the walled garden applies for NT members. Max. 2 groups per day. Admission by timed ticket to house at weekends and on busy days. No group bookings on BHols

Contact

Catering

Stephen Spinks, Visitor Services Manager T 01789 400777 F 01789 765544 E coughtoncourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Licensed restaurant, self-service, 120 covers. Hot meals 12-2:30, home-baked cakes, cold snacks and light refreshments available. No hot food on Tuesdays. Groups are advised to prebook lunch from a special set menu. Tables can be reserved for pre-booked groups

Location Coughton Court, near Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA. 2 miles north of Alcester on A435

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Visit

Baddesley Clinton, Birmingham Back to Backs, Charlecote Park, Compton Verney, Hanbury Hall, Hidcote Manor Garden, Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Packwood House, Pershore Abbey, Ragley Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Opening times, information and

Coach parking available off site at Alcester Rugby Club. Drop-off point at property by RC Church. Max 2 per day. No coaches on BHols

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Shop, restaurant and garden* Walled garden**

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Croft Castle and Parkland near Leominster, Herefordshire HCTRGPAsrmC78EF4gE4 Building 03E Grounds 3j7 Croft Castle is an imposing country house containing fine Georgian interiors and furniture, with family connections dating back to the Norman Conquest. There are restored walled gardens, parish church, peaceful woodland, extensive parkland with a magnificent avenue of ancient Spanish chestnuts, with spectacular panoramic views of the once turbulent border country. A brisk walk to the Iron Age hill-fort at Croft Ambrey commands views over 14 of the old counties.

Contact

Visit

Ian Grafton, Property Manager T 01568 780246 F 01568 780462 E croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Twilight Tour£

Location

Catering

Croft Castle and Parkland, Yarpole, near Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9PW. 5 miles north west of Leominster, 9 miles south-west of Ludlow; approach from B4362, turning north at Cock Gate between Bircher and Mortimer’s Cross; signposted from Ludlow–Leominster road (A49) and from A4110 at Mortimer’s Cross. Sat Nav: HR6 0BL

Carpenter’s Shop tea-room serving locally sourced home-made food and home-baked cakes, self-service, 34 covers (inside) 30 covers (outside). Fully licensed to sell wine, local beers and ciders. Open weekends during winter. Food can be pre-booked

Coaches

Attractions nearby Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, The Weir

Coach parking, 150yds. Drop-off point. Coach parties are welcome but must be booked in advance

Opening times, information and admission Parkland Castle, garden, tea-room, shop and play area

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Open BH Mons. Admission to castle between 11 and 1 by tour only. Tea-room and play area: also open 2 to 31 Jan weekends only; 13 to 21 Feb every day; 27 and 28 Feb, 11 to 4; 27 to 31 Dec, 11 to 3. Park closes dusk if earlier Admission: Groups £6.05

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Croome Park Near Worcester, Worcestershire HTGPAsrm7F4g3EE5D Grounds 3j7E Croome was ‘Capability’ Brown’s first complete landscape, making his reputation and establishing a new style of garden design which became universally adopted over the next 50 years. The outer eye-catchers, acquired in 2009, and the elegant park buildings were designed by Brown, Robert Adam and James Wyatt. Croome Court is at last reunited with the parkland, allowing visitors to appreciate the 6th Earl’s vision for the estate as a whole. Note: Park tours cover approximately 12 miles and include a steep hill that less mobile visitors may find difficult. Alternative car parking available on request. The house is presented empty of contents and is approx 2 mile from car park. Telephone for details

Contact

Visit

House and Visitor Services Manager T 01905 371006 F 01905 371090 E croomepark@nationaltrust.org.uk A National Trust Estate Office, The Builders’ Yard, High Green, Severn Stoke, Worcestershire WR8 9JS

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£

Location Croome Park, near High Green, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW. 9 miles south of Worcester and east of M5. Signposted from A38 and B4084

Coaches Coach parking. Must be booked in advance

Catering 1940s-style canteen in restored wartime buildings. Snacks, light lunches, hot meals and teas. Open to general public (not restricted to visitors to Croome Park). Groups please prebook catering

Attractions nearby The Commandery, The Fleece Inn, The Greyfriars, Hanbury Hall, Pershore Abbey, Royal Worcester Visitor Centre, Snowshill Manor and Garden, Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester Cathedral

Opening times, information and admission Park, tea-room and shop

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Open BH Mons. St Mary Magdalene church open in association with The Churches Conservation Trust. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Admission to the Court is free-flow. Panorama Tower is open on the second Sat of each month (Feb to Oct) Admission: Groups £5.25

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Hanbury Hall Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire HOGPsmC78EFL45D Building 03E Grounds 03j7 Completed in 1701, this homely William and Mary-style house is famed for its fine painted ceilings and staircase by master-painter Sir James Thornhill. The stunning 8-ha (20-acre) garden, recreated in keeping with the period of the house, is surrounded by 160-ha (395 acres) of park, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Fascinating features within the garden include an orangery, ice house, pavilions and working mushroom house. Note: Recreated 18th-century crown bowling green can be used in normal open hours. Private groups may book it at other times

Emily Knight, Visitor Services & Learning Assistant T 01527 821214 F 01527 821251 E emily.knight@nationaltrust.org.uk

coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Restoration of George London’s Vision£. The Vernons at Hanbury Hall£.

Location

Catering

Contact

Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 7EA. From M5 exit 5 follow A38 to Droitwich. From Droitwich 4½ miles along B4090

Licensed tea-room, assisted service, 50 covers, serving light lunches and refreshments. Stables Café serving drinks and snacks. Out of hours catering available

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 20yds. 2 spaces

Visit

Avoncroft, Coughton Court, Croome Park, Greyfriars

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board

Opening times, information and admission House

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House: 11 to 1 access by guided tours only (places limited). Admission by timed ticket on busy days. Bank holiday Mons: free-flow visitor access, 11 to 5. Open Good Fri. House ground floor: Nov to Dec, access by guided tour (places limited). No house tours 4, 5, 11 and 12 Dec, free-flow from 11 to 3:30. Closes dusk if earlier. Gardens, park, shop, play area and Stables Café: open 1 Jan and 13 to 21 Feb, half-term and every day from 26 to 31 Dec. Closed 25 Dec. Garden and park: close 5:30, 27 Feb to 31 Oct, or dusk if earlier Admission: Groups £6.60

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Moseley Old Hall Wolverhampton, Staffordshire HOTGsrm78F4gL45D House 1E Shop and tea-room 1E Grounds 31jE This atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse conceals a priest’s hole and hiding places, in one of which Charles II hid after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The bed upon which he slept is also on view. Follow the story of the King’s dramatic escape from Cromwell’s troops and find out about 17th-century domestic life. The garden has varieties of plants in keeping with the period and has a striking knot garden and walled garden.

Contact

Visit

Steven Gregory, Assistant to the Property Manager T 01902 782808 ext118 E moseleyoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The House that Saved a King£

Location Moseley Old Hall, Moseley Old Hall Lane, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, WV10 7HY. South of M54 between A449 and A460; traffic from north on M6 leave at exit 11, then A460; traffic from south on M6 and M54 take exit 1; coaches must approach via A460 to avoid low bridge

Catering

Coaches

Attingham Park, Benthall Hall, Black Country Museum, Boscobel, David Austin Roses, Shugborough Estate, Sunnycroft, Wightwick Manor and Gardens

Drop off and pick up place for coaches, but no on-site parking. Property situated on a narrow country lane with coach turning point. Information available on suitable nearby parking places for coaches within 5-10 minutes drive

Tea-room serving light lunches and homemade cakes, assisted service, 54 covers on first floor of 18th-century coach house. Two tables at ground floor level. Set menu for out of hours group visits by advance booking only

Attractions nearby

Opening times, information and admission 6 Mar–31 Oct 5 Jul–14 Sep 7 Nov–19 Dec

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Open BH Mons, 11 to 5, and following Tues (except 4 May). Entry, 12 to 1, by guided tour only (free-flow or conducted tours from 1). Open Sat to Wed during autumn half-term. 7 Nov to 19 Dec: guided tour only. Christmas events 28 Nov, 5 and 12 Dec Admission: Groups £5.60. Groups £5.30 on Weds. Group visits outside normal opening hours £7.70

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Packwood House Warwickshire HGPsm78FL5 Building 0E Grounds 03E The house, originally 16th-century, is a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Its interiors were restored during the period between the world wars and contain a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture. The gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.

Contact

Visit

Linda Langstaff, Property Administrator T 01564 783294 F 01564 782706 E baddesleyclinton@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o The Estate Office, Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton Village, Knowle, Solihull, Warwickshire B93 0DQ

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£

Location Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, Warwickshire, B94 6AT. 2 miles east of Hockley Heath (on A3400), 11 miles south-east of central Birmingham

Catering Full catering facilities available at nearby Baddesley Clinton or contact property for local alternatives

Attractions nearby Baddesley Clinton, Birmingham Back to Backs, Charlecote Park, Hanbury Hall

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds

Opening times, information and admission Park House, garden and shop

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Admission to the house by timed ticket available from reception (not bookable). Open BH Mons Admission: Groups £7. Group visits outside normal opening hours £14 Joint ticket with Baddesley Clinton: Groups £11.25

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Shugborough Estate near Stafford, Staffordshire HOMFGPAsmC7EF4gEG5D Building 0E Grounds 3j7 Experience the beautiful sights, evocative sounds, real smells and true taste of a complete working historic estate. Set on the banks of the River Sow, with its magnificent 17th-century mansion house, along with working Victorian servants’ quarters and Georgian park farm with watermill (c.1805), Shugborough provides a full day out with tours, guides and living costumed characters ready to share a powerful set of stories from the past. Note: Shugborough is wholly financed, administered and maintained by Staffordshire County Council. Access to the house and gardens is free to NT members and to experience the whole estate, a reduced price all-site ticket is available. Admission charges apply when special events are held. Please tel. or visit www.shugborough.org.uk

Contact Sales and Promotions Department T 01889 881388 F 01889 881323 E shugborough.promotions@staffordshire.gov.uk

Location Shugborough Estate, Milford, near Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XB. Signposted from M6 exit 13; 6 miles east of Stafford on A513; entrance at Milford

Coaches Coach parking. Drop-off point 100yds from house before 10:30. After 10:30 transport from car park via shuttle or land train

Visit Average length of visit: 5hrs. Guided tour . Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Myths £

& Mysteries Tour£. Everything Stops for Tea£. Conservation Tour£. Festive Decorations£. Lord Lichfield’s Christmas Pudding£

Catering Lady Walk Tea-room (not NT) (licensed), assisted service, 70 covers in Midden Courtyard. Menus based on historically inspired recipes using local ingredients. Hot meals 122:30, light refreshments 11-4:45. Garden room available for parties and group lunches. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby Attingham Park, Biddulph Grange Garden, Lichfield Cathedral, Little Moreton Hall, Moseley Old Hall, Spode, Tamworth Castle, Trentham, Wedgwood

Opening times, information and admission House, farm, servants’ quarters, grounds and tea-room Shop

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Open BH Mons. Opening times and admission prices may vary when special events held, check website for details Admission: Complete estate upgrade ticket £6 (£5 group rate. Free parking incl.) Parking £3 NT members free entry to house & garden only Non-members/day visitors £12

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Upton House and Gardens near Banbury, Warwickshire HGsrmC78EF4gLG45D Building 03E Grounds 03E Experience the weekend house party of a 1930s millionaire. Surrounded by the internationally important art and porcelain collections, hear and discover more about family life and join in the atmosphere of the party. Get close to art works by Hogarth, Stubbs and Bosch. The garden’s sweeping lawn gives way to a series of terraces and herbaceous borders leading to a kitchen garden, tranquil water garden and the National Collection of Asters. Note: For safety some areas of the gardens may be closed during adverse weather conditions. To help visitor flows, we ask that groups stagger entry to the restaurant. Large groups not encouraged on BHol weekends

Contact Jane Scarff, Property Assistant T 01295 670266 F 01295 671144

Location

tours: Tales of the Terrace£. Taste of Upton House£

Catering

Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury, Warwickshire, OX15 6HT. On A422, 7 miles north of Banbury, 12 miles south-east of Stratford-upon-Avon. Signed from exit 12 of M40

Pavilion Restaurant (licensed), 78 covers. Open-air seating available. Groups cannot prebook meals, but we ask that groups estimate their catering needs and stagger entry to the restaurant. Out of hours catering as part of private tour can be pre-booked

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 300yds. Drop-off point. 2 spaces. Volunteer-driven buggy available to transfer from reception to house

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest

Canons Ashby, Charlecote Park, Chastleton House, Farnborough Hall, Gaydon Heritage Motor Museum, Hidcote Manor Garden, Kenilworth Castle, Kifsgate Garden, Warwick Castle

Opening times, information and admission Garden, restaurant, shop and plant centre

13 Feb–10 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct House tours 13 Feb–10 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct House* 13 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec Exhibition, restaurant, winter walk and shop 1 Nov–22 Dec 26 Dec–31 Dec

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Winter walk, restaurant, shop and plant centre open 1 to 3 Jan. House admission from 11 on BHols by timed ticket, but visitors may stay until 5. *Ground floor open only in house Nov and Dec Admission: House & garden: Mar–Oct £7.35 Nov–Dec £4.45 Garden & grounds: Mar–Oct £4.45 Jan-Feb & Nov–Dec £3.30

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Wightwick Manor and Gardens Wolverhampton, West Midlands HGsrmC7FEL45D Building 01 Grounds 03j Perhaps the best surviving example of a home furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts movement, featuring original wallpapers and furnishings by William Morris and impressive collections of Rossetti, Burne-Jones, Charles Kempe and William de Morgan. The house sits in an attractive Arts & Crafts garden, designed by Thomas Mawson, which reflects the style and character of the house. Note: Groups welcomed on Tues all day. Wed to Sat, mornings only. Evening groups by arrangement

Contact

Visit

Patrick Vasey, Visitor Services Manager T 01902 760101 E wightwickmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Victorian Garden

Location

Catering

Wightwick Manor and Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE. 3 miles west of Wolverhampton, up Wightwick Bank (off A454 beside Mermaid Inn)

Tea-room, waitress service, 18 covers. Limited seating. All catering must be pre-booked

Coaches

Attractions nearby Bantock House, Benthall Hall, Boscobel, Dudmaston Estate, Moseley Old Hall

No coach parking. Drop-off point 100yds. Nearest parking: it is suggested that coaches use the lay-by on A454 Wolverhampton to Bridgnorth Road. Approx 2miles from property

Opening times, information and admission House Garden, tea-room and shop*

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House opens 12:30. Admission by timed ticket and guided tour (only available from visitor reception on the day of visit). Taster tours: 20 Feb to 31 Oct, Wed to Sun, 11 to 12:30. No guided tours on first Thur and Sat of the month – free-flow through house from 12:30. Property opens BH Mons (ground floor only). Tours vary as many of the contents are fragile, so some rooms cannot always be shown. Gardens open seven days a week during Easter, May half-term, Aug and Oct half-term. *Tea-room and shop close 5 Admission: Groups £6.70

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National Trust for Groups West Midlands Properties with limited availability for groups

Benthall Hall Broseley, Shropshire HTG8F5D Building 03 Grounds 3 On a plateau above the Severn Gorge, this 16th-century stone house has a stunning interior, surrounded by a restored plantsman’s kitchen garden. Note: Benthall Hall is the home of Edward & Sally Benthall

Contact Eve Houghton, Custodian T 01952 882159 E benthall@nationaltrust.org.uk A Benthall Hall, Broseley, Shropshire TF12 5RX

Birmingham Back to Backs Birmingham, West Midlands HIsC8FgELG45D Building 01 The Back to Backs fascinating guided tour tells the story of the ordinary people that made Birmingham an extraordinary city. Note: visiting the Back to Backs is by guided tour only. Booking line open 10.30-4 Tues-Fri, 10-12 weekends. We welcome groups but advance booking is essential. Bookings not accepted by email

Contact House & Visitor Services Manager T 0121 622 2442 E backtobacks@nationaltrust.org.uk A Birmingham Back to Backs, 50-54 Inge Street/55-63 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TE

Brockhampton Estate near Bromyard, Herefordshire HTFGPAsrmC78F4gL45 Building 03 Grounds 3j Brockhampton Estate was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1946 and maintains traditional farms and extensive areas of woodland, including ancient oak and beech. Note: Groups 20+ will be asked to split into 2 or more smaller groups. The tea-room is situated 12miles from Lower Brockhampton, in the estate car park. Groups will need to take this into account when planning their visit, so that if refreshments are required, they are taken before or after their visit to Lower Brockhampton

Contact Susan Brace, Visitor Services Manager T 01885 488099 F 01885 482151 E susan.brace@nationaltrust.org.uk A Brockhampton Estate, Greenfields, Bringsty, nr Bromyard, Herefordshire WR6 5TB

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National Trust for Groups West Midlands Properties with limited availability for groups

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills Church Stretton, Shropshire RFANsrmC78F4g4 Building 1 Grounds 3 Popular area, excellent facilities for all, includes part of the great ridge, the Long Mynd. Stunning views across Shropshire and Cheshire plains. Excellent walking country. Note: Coach access from the A49. Group catering can be pre-booked, private room available. Talks or guided walks can be arranged. For further information visit www.shropshirehills.info

Contact

Property Administrator T 01694 724536 A Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Chalet Pavilion, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6JG

Dudmaston Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire HGPAsrm7F4gEL45D Building 03E Grounds 3j7 Dudmaston offers something unexpected in the Shropshire countryside, a house that provides a classical setting for a collection of modern and contemporary art.

Contact House and Visitor Services Manager T 01746 780866 F 01746 780744 E dudmaston@nationaltrust.org.uk A Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN

Farnborough Hall near Banbury, Oxfordshire HGP7 Building 0 Grounds 3 This beautiful honey-coloured stone house, home of the Holbech family for more than 300 years, was richly decorated in the mid 18th-century. The interior plasterwork is some of the finest in the country. A superb 1740s landscaped garden remains largely unchanged, containing a broad ornamental terrace with temples. Note: Farnborough Hall is occupied and administered by the Holbech family

Contact Property Manager T 01295 670266 A Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 1DU

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National Trust for Groups West Midlands Properties with limited availability for groups

The Fleece Inn near Evesham, Worcestershire OcCFE Building 01 The quintessential English pub, with a reputation for folk music/morris dancing. A half-timbered part-thatched medieval farmhouse first licensed in 1848. Traditional English menu Note: Coach parking needs to be pre-arranged. Catering available to suit group needs

Contact Nigel Smith, Landlord T 01386 831173 E thefleeceinn@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, nr Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 7JE

The Greyfriars Worcester, Worcestershire HGsEL5 Building 03 A fine timber-framed merchant’s house and walled garden, built in 1480. Rescued from demolition and carefully restored, the interior contains interesting textiles and furnishings. Note: Max. group size 20

Contact House & Visitor Services Manager T 01905 23571 E greyfriars@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Greyfriars, Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 2LZ

Sunnycroft Telford, Shropshire HOGsm78F Building 0 Grounds 3j A substantial Edwardian gentleman’s suburban villa - one of the very few to have survived largely unaltered and with complete contents.

Contact Sonia Batten, Custodian T 01952 242884 E sunnycroft@nationaltrust.org.uk A Sunnycroft, 200 Holyhead Road, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 2DR

The Weir Hereford, Herefordshire RGmF Grounds 03 A tranquil 1920s riverside garden with early spring bulbs through to vivid autumn colours. Stunning views over the River Wye and Herefordshire countryside beyond. Note: Unfortunately no refreshment facilities available on site

Contact Gisela Hansen, Property Administrator T 01981 590509 F 01981 590000 E gisela.hansen@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Weir, Swainshill, Hereford HR4 7QF © The National Trust 2009 Registered Charity Number 205846 Images © National Trust Photo Library

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North West Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

Plants on sale at Quarry Bank Mill: After seeing the beautiful garden at this delightful Cheshire property, groups may well feel inspired to purchase some stunning plants in the Mill Yard. History to music at Wordsworth House: Groups can take advantage of a free introductory talk, or book an additional tenminute talk on Georgian life by a costumed servant or an exclusive harpsichord recital. Free exhibition at Lyme Park: Enjoy a new daily exhibition entitled ‘All in a day’s work’ which charts a then and now contrast of servants’ lives. Arts and crafts create great draw at Little Moreton Hall: During 2010 planned events include exhibitions from local arts and crafts groups and the Embroiderer’s Guild. A naturally fantastic day out at Tatton Park: Groups can look forward to enjoying the great outdoors by exploring our new nature trail in the grounds of this glorious property. Look out for over one hundred events happening here throughout the year. Wordsworth House and Garden

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Lyme Park, Cheshire At this magnificent Italianate Palace, groups can admire the Medieval deer-park and reflect in the Victorian garden before witnessing one of the world’s rarest and most exciting books recently acquired by the National Trust. Don’t miss: The sole surviving copy of the Sarum Missal, published by William Caxton in 1487. The first book ever printed in Paris using two colours. Dunham Massey, Cheshire Watch an ancient herd of fallow deer in the picturesque park, witness how life was lived below stairs and discover the finest collection of Huguenot silver in Britain. Don’t miss: Britain’s largest Winter Garden, opening November 2009. Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Liverpool The perfect stop off point when travelling into Liverpool, this impressive Tudor manor is a great place for groups to explore a fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants’ hall. Don’t miss: Smell, see and hear the history of this extraordinary house on the new sensory trail.


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North West Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill The Beatles’ Childhood Homes Beatrix Potter Gallery Dunham Massey Gawthorpe Hall Gondola Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio Hill Top Little Moreton Hall

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lunch stops Lyme Park, Cheshire A licensed restaurant with waitress service offers 40 covers in the house, whilst a delightful coffee shop in the Timber Yard has light refreshments for up to 70 covers. Sizergh Castle and Garden, Cumbria Head into the picturesque Lake District and a delicious homecooked menu awaits at this café conveniently located 5 miles off J36 of the M6. Speke Hall, Liverpool For those travelling into Liverpool, the self-service Home Farm Restaurant offers locally sourced food for 70 covers, just 8 miles from Liverpool city centre.

H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

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0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC £

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Lyme Park. NTPL/Robert Morris.

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Little Moreton Hall

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The Beatles’ Childhood Homes Woolton and Allerton, Liverpool HFEL45D Building 0 Visit as part of a combined minibus tour. Mendips, John Lennon’s childhood home, is where his passion for music began, and where some of his early songs were written. 20 Forthlin Road is the former home of the McCartney family, where the Beatles met, rehearsed and wrote many of their earliest songs. Displays include contemporary photographs by Mike McCartney and early Beatles memorabilia. The audio tour features contributions from both Mike and Paul McCartney. Note: No WC at Mendips. No direct access by car or on foot to either house. Visits by combined minibus tour only. Any photography or duplication of audio tour material is strictly prohibited. You will be asked to deposit all handbags, cameras and recording equipment at the entrance to both houses. 3-4 tours per day. Max 14 people per tour

Contact

Visit

Alex Muir, Property Administrator T 01514 277231 F 01514 279860 E spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Speke Hall, The Walk, Liverpool L24 1XD

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only

Location The Beatles’ Childhood Homes, Woolton and Allerton, Liverpool

Coaches No direct access for coaches. Visitors are invited to join a scheduled minibus tour

Catering At nearby Speke Hall. Morning tours: large range of catering establishments to choose from in the city centre. Afternoon tours: selfservice restaurant at nearby Speke Hall

Attractions nearby Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, Rufford Old Hall, Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

Opening times, information and admission 27 Feb–28 Nov

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Open BH Mons. Admission by guided tour only. 27 Feb to 14 March and 3 Nov to 28 Nov: all tours depart from Liverpool city centre. 17 March to 31 Oct: morning tours depart from Liverpool city centre, afternoon tours depart from Speke Hall. To guarantee a place visitors are advised to book Admission: £16.80 NT members (to cover minibus): £7.90

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Beatrix Potter Gallery Hawkshead, Cumbria Os7gE45D Building 0 The exhibition includes watercolours painted by Beatrix Potter for her children’s stories and changes annually. In 2010, the The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse features. The 17th-century building was previously the office of Beatrix Potter’s husband William Heelis. The interior gives an interesting insight into an Edwardian law office. A visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s house and garden, will give groups further insight into her life and work. Note: No WC, public WC 300yds away in main village car park. Groups will need to be split to enter the house. Discount available for groups that also visit Hill Top. NT gift shop nearby

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01539 736261 F 01539 436811 E hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0LF

Average length of visit: 30mins

Location Beatrix Potter Gallery, Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NS. B5286 from Ambleside (4 miles); B5285 from Coniston (5 miles)

Catering No catering available, contact property for alternatives

Attractions nearby Armitt Museum, Dove Cottage, Gondola, Hill Top, Rydal Mount, Townend, Windermere Lake Cruises, World of Beatrix Potter

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking: Lake District National Park (LDNP), 300yds. Pay & display. WCs are located here. Beatrix Potter themed minibus tours: contact Mountain Goat tel. 015394 45161

Opening times, information and admission Gallery

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Open Good Fri (2 April) and Fri 29 Oct. Limited number of timed tickets available daily. Access dogs only. Shop closes at 1 on 24 and 31 Dec, and is closed on 25 and 26 Dec Admission: £4.40 Standard admission no groups discount. Discount for Hill Top ticket holders

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Dunham Massey Altrincham, Cheshire HOTMGPsrmC78EF4gELG45D House 03E Restaurant 0lE Park & Garden 1j7E An elegant Georgian house with fabulous collections of paintings, furniture and Huguenot silver. Discover the captivating tales of scandal and romance of the 2nd Earl of Warrington, who was so enamoured with his wife that he wrote a book anonymously on the desirability of divorce! Uncover this and other fascinating stories, including those of the servants ‘below stairs’, as you explore this treasure-packed house. Relax in one of the North’s greatest gardens, where Britain’s largest Winter Garden awaits and walk amongst ancient trees, fallow deer and rare birds in the park. Note: free guided tours and introductory talks available most days for groups, by prior arrangement

Contact

Visit

Groups Booking Officer Officer T 01619 411025 F 01619 297508 E dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. Introductory talk. Guided tour. Special interest tours: Below Stairs at Dunham Massey£. Caring for a Country House£. The Great Plantsman’s Garden£. The Making of a Winter Garden£

Location Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ. 3 miles south-west of Altrincham off A56: M6 exit 19; M56 exit 7. Sat Nav: coaches please avoid Sat Nav route – low bridge

Coaches Maximum 2 coaches per day, pre-booking is essential. Drop-off point for passengers available. Shuttle buggy transfer available most days. Distance to reception, approx 200yds

Catering Stables Restaurant (licensed), self-service, 200 covers. Available for private group bookings outside of normal hours (evenings only)

Attractions nearby Arley Hall & Gardens, Imperial War Museum, Jodrell Bank, Quarry Bank Mill, Tabley Hall, Tatton Park, Trafford Centre

Opening times, information and admission House* Garden*

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*11 to 12 visit to house by guided taster tour only (restricted numbers, allocated upon arrival), last admission 4:30. Open Good Fri. Garden*: winter closure at 4 or dusk if earlier. Property closed 24 Nov and 25 Dec (incl. park) Admission: House and Groups £8

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Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley, Lancashire HGArmC8F4L5D Building 0 Grounds 3 This imposing Elizabethan house resembles the great Hardwick Hall and is very probably by the same architect, Robert Smythson. The Long Gallery is hung with portraits of society figures from the 17th century, some on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Several rooms display part of the unparalleled collection of needlework, lace and textiles. Note: Gawthorpe Hall is financed and run by Lancashire County Council. The National Trust maintains an administration office and a tea-room/shop on site. Please note that opening times and prices are controlled by Lancashire County Council and subject to change. Please tel. to confirm. Max. 3 groups per day

Contact

Visit

T 01282 771004 F 01282 770178 E gawthorpehall@lancashire.gov.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Out of hours tours£

Location

Catering

Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA. On east outskirts of Padiham; ¾ mile drive to house on north of A671; M65 exit 8 towards Clitheroe, then signposted from second traffic light junction to Padiham

Coach House tea-room, waitress service, 56 covers in the courtyard

Attractions nearby East Riddlesden Hall, Queen Street Mill, Rufford Old Hall, Towneley Hall

Coaches Coach parking. Drop-off point 50yds. 2 spaces

Opening times, information and admission House Grounds Tea-room

1 Apr–31 Oct Open all year 1 Apr–31 Oct

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Open BHols and Good Fri. Opening times and prices are controlled by Lancashire County Council and subject to change Admission: £4. Garden free

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Gondola Coniston, Cumbria smC7F5D Gangway 03 The original steam yacht Gondola was first launched in 1859 and now, completely rebuilt by the National Trust, provides a passenger service in its opulently upholstered saloons. This is the perfect way to view Coniston’s spectacular scenery. Gondola carries up to 86 passengers and can comfortably accommodate large groups. Enjoy a round trip of 45mins. A buffet lunch or tea can be provided if Gondola is privately hired. Note: All sailings are weather permitting. No WC on board, nearest WC at Coniston Pier. Limited to 5 groups per day (ie. 1 per sailing). An alternative boat trip (not NT) may be arranged if Gondola is cancelled due to weather conditions. All sailings for groups commence at Coniston Pier. Coach parking available for pre-booked groups. Groups should arrive 15 mins prior to sailing to allow priority boarding. Complimentary lunch offered to driver/leader at the Bluebird Café (not NT)

Contact

Visit

Jo Haughton, Marketing Assistant T 01539 463831 F 01539 435353 E jo.haughton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr. Introductory talk. Guided tour. Special interest tours: A Victorian Day Out at Coniston£

Location

Catering

Gondola, Coniston Pier, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AN. A593 from Ambleside. Pier is at end of Lake Road, turn immediately left after petrol station if travelling south from centre of Coniston village

Catering can be provided on board only if Gondola is privately hired

Coaches

Attractions nearby Beatrix Potter Gallery, Brantwood House & Gardens, Hill Top, Ruskin Museum

Coach parking, 100yds. There are 2 coach parking bays for pre-booked groups only

Opening times, information and admission 1 Apr–31 Oct

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Steam yacht Gondola sails from Coniston Pier daily, weather permitting. Last sailing at 4:30 (Jun-Aug), 3:30 (April, May, Sep and Oct). The National Trust reserves the right to cancel sailings and special charters in the event of high winds. In the event of cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, private charters or unforeseen operational difficulties, every reasonable effort will be made to inform the public. Piers at Coniston, Monk Coniston and Brantwood (not National Trust) Admission: Groups £8 adult round trip. £4 child. £20 family. Timetable on application and published locally. No reduction for NT members as Gondola is an enterprise and not held solely for preservation. Groups and private charters by prior arrangement; tel. in office hours. Gondola passengers can disembark at Brantwood House

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Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio Liverpool, Merseyside Hs7FgEG5D Building 0 Former studio and home of photographer E. Chambré Hardman. Extensive collection of photographs, darkroom and private living quarters complete with ephemera of post-war daily life. Note: Admission by guided tour. Group size restricted to avoid overcrowding and to preserve the fragile contents. Max. 6 people per tour. Tours depart approx. every 15 mins

Contact

Catering

Sarah-Jane Langley, Custodian T 01517 09 6261 E 59rodneystreet@nationaltrust.org.uk

No catering on-site. A wide range of establishments close by including Anglican Cathedral refectory

Location

Attractions nearby

Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9EX

Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool Museum, Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Conservation Centre, Rufford Old Hall, Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, Walker Art Gallery

Coaches No coach parking

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 15mins. Guided tour only

Opening times, information and admission 17 Mar–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons. Admission by timed ticket only, incl. NT members. Visitors are advised to book in advance by telephone or email to property. Tickets on the day subject to availability Admission: £5.17

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Hill Top Ambleside, Cumbria HGcsEL45D Building 01 Grounds 03 This delightful small 17th-century farmhouse is where Beatrix Potter wrote many of her famous stories. It has been kept exactly as she left it. Traditional cottage garden planted with flowers, herbs and vegetables. The house, gardens and village were used as models for illustrations in many of her books. A selection of the original illustrations are displayed at the Beatrix Potter Gallery nearby. Note: Hill Top is a small house and a timed entry system is in operation to avoid overcrowding and to protect the fragile interior. The group may need to be split to enter the house and all groups must book in advance

Contact

Visit

Property Administrator T 01539 436269 F 01539 436811 E hilltop@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 45mins

Location

Drinks and treats available from shop. The neighbouring Tower Bank Arms and Sawrey House Country Hotel (both NT-owned and let to tenants) serve a variety of lunches, light refreshments and evening meals. Groups can reserve tables

Hill Top, Near Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LF. B5286 and B5285 from Ambleside (6 miles)

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point 5yds. Restrictions on coaches, please contact the property. Nearest parking: 1 mile on road towards Windermere or transfer to minibus in Hawkshead. Beatrix Potter themed minibus tours: contact Mountain Goat tel. 01539 445161

Catering

Attractions nearby Beatrix Potter Gallery, Blackwell, Brantwood, Dove Cottage, ‘Gondola’, Townend, Windermere Lake Cruises, World of Beatrix Potter

Opening times, information and admission House

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Open Good Fri and Fri 29 Oct. Limited number of timed tickets available daily. Access to the garden and shop is free during opening hours. Shop closes at 1 on 24 Dec Admission: £6.50 standard admission. No group discount. Ticket office is in car park

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Little Moreton Hall Congleton, Cheshire HTGsrmC78F4gELG45D Building 031E Grounds 01j Gaze at the drunkenly reeling South Range, cross the moat and marvel at the cobbled courtyard before you enter a hall full of surprises. The various delights of this unique property include some remarkable wall paintings and a pretty Knot Garden. Colourful tales of both the Moreton family and this iconic building are revealed to you by our tour guides. Delicious home-baked local food and a visit to the shop complete your day. Note: Exclusive tours available or groups are welcome to join general public tours. South Range will be under scaffolding during late summer/early autumn

Contact

Visit

Judith Beech, Property Administrator T 01260 272018 E littlemoretonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Tudor Tales£

Location

Catering

Little Moreton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4SD. 4 miles south-west of Congleton, on east side of A34. From M6 jnct 17 follow signs for Congleton and join A34 Southbound (signed Newcastle) from Congleton

Licensed restaurant, waitress service, 36 covers. Home-cooked food with a regional and historic theme, using local produce where possible. Unfortunately no reservations available

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 200yds. Max 2 coaches per day

Biddulph Grange Garden, Bridgemere Gardens, Capesthorne Hall, Gawsworth Hall, The Potteries, Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Rode Hall

Opening times, information and admission 27 Feb–14 Mar 17 Mar–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec

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Open BH Mons. Closes dusk if earlier. Access during Yuletide celebrations restricted to ground floor, garden, shop and restaurant. Special openings at other times for booked groups Admission: Groups £5.95 Group visits outside normal opening hours £12, including NT members, minimum charge of £500. Reduced admission during Yuletide

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Lyme Park Stockport, Cheshire HOTGPAsrmC78FgEG5D Building 0E Grounds 3 Set in the foothills of the Peak District, with magnificent views across the Cheshire Plain, the house sits in the middle of a 566ha (1,400acre) medieval deer-park - home to almost 450 red and fallow deer. Surrounded by a 6.8ha (17acre) garden, Lyme featured as ‘Pemberley’ in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Note: Lyme Park is owned and managed by the NT and partly financed by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Contact

Visit

Estate office T 01663 762023 F 01663 765035 E lymepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Out of hours tours£

Location

Restaurant (licensed), waitress service, 40 covers in house. Coffee shop, assisted service, 70 covers in The Timber Yard. Private room available. Menu sent out with group visit information pack

Catering

Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK12 2NR. Entrance on A6, 6½ miles south-east of Stockport (M60 exit 1), 12 miles north-west of Buxton (house and car park 1 mile from entrance)

Coaches Coach parking, 1,760yds. Drop-off point available. £18 unless bring pre-booked group to house and garden, Minibus £8. Max. 3 coaches per day. Courtesy minibus transports people to and from entrance and car park, due to steep hill

Attractions nearby Anson Engine Museum, Dunham Massey, Hat works, Kinder Scout, Little Moreton Hall, New Mills Torrs, Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

Opening times, information and admission House*, restaurant and shop Garden Park Timber Yard plant sales and shop Timber Yard coffee shop

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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate Wilmslow, Cheshire OMIGAsrmC7EF4gEG5D Building 03E Grounds 3j7 This restored Georgian cotton mill tells the story of ‘King Cotton’ from raw cotton to finished cloth. The process is brought to life by machine demonstrators and interactive displays. Interpretation panels and displays illustrate the world of the mill workers. The Apprentice House re-creates the 1830s atmosphere of the lives of child workers. The garden, still undergoing restoration, offers the chance to explore the private recreation area of the Greg family. Note: For visitors with mobility difficulties a shuttle bus can be made available to transfer them from car park, advance notice is advised. No group bookings on BH weekends and Apprentice House tours cannot be booked on Sundays

Contact

Visit

Jayne Gudgeon, Group Bookings T 01625 445845 F 01625 539267 E quarrybankmill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Mill Power Evening Tour£. The Secret Garden of Quarry Bank£

Location Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA. 1½ miles north of Wilmslow off B5166, 2 miles from M56, exit 5, 10 miles south of Manchester. Heritage signs from A34 and M56

Catering Mill Restaurant (licensed), assisted service, 90 covers. Set menu, private room available. Mill Pantry serves snacks and ice-cream

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 200yds. Downhill walk to the Mill Yard. Shuttle service available

Dunham Massey, Jodrell Bank Science Centre, Lyme Park, Tatton Park

Opening times, information and admission Mill and Apprentice House

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Open BH Mons, Boxing Day, 1 Jan and 15 and 16 Feb. Closed 24 and 25 Dec. Mill: last admission one hour before closing. Popular school visit destination during school term time. Restaurant, garden and shop open daily 26 to 31 Dec. *Garden closes 3 Admission: Mill, house & garden Groups £12. Mill only Groups £6.30. Mill & Apprentice House or Garden Groups £9. Garden only Groups £4.25

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Rufford Old Hall near Ormskirk, Lancashire HGsrmC7F4gEL45D Building 01E Grounds 3j The spectacular Great Hall has an intricately carved, wooden screen and dramatic hammer-beam roof. Evidence suggests that Shakespeare performed in this hall for the owner, Sir Thomas Hesketh, whose family owned Rufford for over 400 years. The house contains fine collections of 16th- and 17th-century oak furniture, arms, armour and tapestries. The grounds are laid out in late-Victorian style and feature a herbaceous border, orchard, topiary, sculpture, a woodland and canal walks.

Contact

Visit

Jan Ritson, Property Administrator T 01704 821254 F 01704 823813 E ruffordoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Putting the House to Bed£. Specialist tours as part of events programme£

Location Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 1SG. 7 miles north of Ormskirk, in village of Rufford on east side of A59. From M6 exit 27, follow signs for Parbold then Rufford

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds. Max. 1 coach per day. Coaches will be directed by a member of staff

Catering The Old Kitchen tea-room (licensed), waitress service, 60 covers. Christmas dinners. Set menu available. Groups can reserve tables. Large groups (25+) will be asked to split into 2 to use tea-room at separate times

Attractions nearby Gawthorpe Hall, Martin Mere, Southport, Speke Hall, Garden and Estate

Opening times, information and admission House, garden, shop and tea-room House Garden, shop and tea-room

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Sizergh Castle and Garden near Kendal, Cumbria HRGPAcsrm78F4gELG45D Building 03E Grounds 3j7E Great stop-off point when travelling into the Lake District, or visiting Kendal, 5ml from junction 36 of M6. Imposing house with garden which includes a lake, an important collection of hardy ferns, herbaceous borders and superb rock garden. Footpaths provide walks from the castle to dramatic viewpoints over Morecambe Bay and Lakeland hills. Contemporary café, shop and reception easily accessible from car park. Café and shop available for bookings during closed season. Note: Pre-booking is essential as we can only accept limited numbers each day

Contact

Visit

Administrator T 015395 60951 E sizergh@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome

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Sizergh Castle and Garden, Sizergh, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE. M6 exit 36 then A590 towards Kendal, take Barrow-in-Furness turning and follow brown signs. From Lake District take A591 south then A590 towards Barrow-in-Furness. Sat Nav: enter LA8 8DZ

Licensed café, assisted service. Café and shop are open for booked groups during the closed season. Choose from our delicious winter menu and receive discount vouchers for the shop (min. spend required and subject to availability)

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 250yds. Drop-off point available

Bowness on Windermere, Grange-over-Sands, Holker Hall, Levens Hall, Townend

Opening times, information and admission House Garden, café and shop Café, shop**

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Speke Hall, Garden and Estate Liverpool HIGAsrm78EF4gEL45D Building 01E Grounds 3j7E Speke Hall makes an ideal stop-off point when travelling into Liverpool. Originally built in 1530, its Great Hall and priest’s hole date from Tudor times, while smaller rooms show the Victorian desire for privacy and comfort. There is also fine Jacobean plasterwork and intricately carved furniture. A fully equipped Victorian kitchen and servants’ hall enable visitors to see ‘behind the scenes’. Note: Speke Hall is administered and financed by the National Trust, with a grant from National Museums Liverpool. Groups will be asked to break into smaller groups of 10 for entry to the house to prevent overcrowding

Contact

Visit

Alex Muir, Property Administrator T 01514 277231 F 01514 279860 E spekehall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs

Catering Home Farm Restaurant, self-service, 70 covers 500yds from house. Locally sourced produce

Location Speke Hall, Garden and Estate, The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD. On north bank of Mersey, 1 mile off A561 on west Liverpool Airport. Follow airport signs from M62 exit 6, A5300; M56 exit 12

Coaches

Attractions nearby Beatles Story, Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool Museum, Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road, National Conservation Centre, Rufford Old Hall, Walker Art Gallery

Coach parking, 50yds

Opening times, information and admission House*

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Tatton Park Knutsford, Cheshire HOFGPNsmC78F4gL45D Building 01E Grounds 03j7 This is one of the most complete historic estates open to visitors. The early 19th-century house sits amid a landscaped deer-park and is opulently decorated. The theme of Victorian grandeur extends into the garden, with Orangery, Rose Garden and Italian and Japanese gardens providing year-round colour and over 200 years of garden design and history. Other features include the Tudor Old Hall and a working 1930s rare-breeds farm. Summer 2010 sees Tatton Park stage its second Biennial with ambitious new contemporary art in the gardens from over 20 international artisits Note: Tatton Park is financed and managed by Cheshire East Council. Without this commitment the Trust would not have been able to acquire this property. Members have free admission to the house and gardens only and half-price to farm. Members must pay full admission to any special events, such as the RHS Flower Show on 21-25 July

Contact Group Bookings Assistant T 01625 374416 E tatton@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Location Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN. 2 miles north of Knutsford, 4 miles south of Altrincham, 5 miles from M6, exit 19; 3 miles from M56, exit 7, well signposted on A556; entrance on Ashley Road, 1½ miles north-east of junction A5034 with A50. Sat Nav: follow signs not Sat Nav systems

welcome. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Butler & Housekeeper. Our Daily Bread & Open Fire Cooking£. Putting the House to Bed£. Light has Changed our Lives Remember the Wash Day£. 250 years in 50 acres£. Tatton in Wartime£

Catering Stables Restaurant (not NT) (licensed). Serves hot and cold food from quality local ingredients. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available

Attractions nearby

Coaches Coach parking, 250yds. Drop-off point

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach

Dunham Massey, Jodrell Bank, Little Moreton Hall, Lyme Park, Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

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Open BH Mons. Last admission one hour before closing. House: special opening Oct half-term and Christmas events in Dec. Guided mansion tours Tues to Sun 12 by timed ticket (available from garden entrance after 10:30) on first-come, first-served basis, small charge incl. National Trust members. Garden tours held on alternate weeks, limited number of tickets, small charge. Old Hall special openings, call for details and prices. Closed 25 Dec. From 1 Jan to 26 March and 4 Oct to 31 Dec opening times change to: parkland Tues to Sun, 11 to 5; gardens Tues to Sun, 11 to 4; farm Sat and Sun, 11 to 4; shops Tues to Sun, 11 to 4 Admission: For attraction and admission prices tel. 01625 374400. NT members free to house (except guided tours) and gardens, but must pay for other attractions

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Wordsworth House and Garden Cockermouth, Cumbria HGsm8FgELG45D Building 1lE Grounds 1 This fine Georgian town house was the childhood home of William Wordsworth. Wordsworth House and Garden is imaginatively presented as the home of the Wordsworth family in the 1770s and is a work in progress with something new each year. Enjoy a lively and participative visit, with hands-on activities, costumed living history and music. The garden, with terraced walk overlooking the River Derwent, has been beautifully restored to its 18th-century appearance. Note: Large groups may be divided into smaller groups. Group bookings 9:30-11. Talks, tours and harpsichord recitals can also be arranged. Whole day visit programme with Jennings Brewery available. Some programmes may carry additional charges

Contact

Visit

Suzi Richer / Alex Morgan T 01900 824805 F 01900 820883 E wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk A Cumbria

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Wordworth’s Childhood Garden£. Georgians and Cumbrian Ghosts£. The Daily Life of the Wordsworths£

Location Wordsworth House and Garden, Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX. Off A66, on Cockermouth Main Street. Sat Nav: enter CA13 9RX (NB entrance on Main Street not side gate on Low Sand Lane)

Catering

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach park at Wakefield Road car park, 300yds behind house, across river. House accessible from coach park in 5min, across footbridge

Buttermere Lake, Jennings Brewery Tours, Keswick Town Centre shops, Muncaster Castle

Refreshments available at nearby cafés. No catering available on site. Book in advance at The Trout Hotel next door and receive a 10% discount on food

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National Trust for Groups North West Properties with limited availability for groups

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill near Penrith, Cumbria MIGsrm78F4gL45D Shop and admission point 3E Watermill 031 Grounds 031jE Delightful sheltered garden, renowned for its medicinal and culinary herbs and orchards growing old English fruit varieties. A circular woodland walk leads to the watermill. Note: Max. 2 groups per day. Coaches must pre-book due to limited parking and tight access. Small tea-room, groups catered for using a seperate room in Acorn Bank house. Admission fee £3.60 per person

Contact Sara Braithwaite, Custodian T 01768 361467 F 01768 366824 E acornbank@nationaltrust.org.uk A Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill, Temple Sowerby, nr Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1SP

Townend Windermere, Cumbria HG78L5D Building 0 Grounds 03 The Brownes of Townend were just an ordinary farming family, but their home and belongings bring to life over 400 years of extraordinary stories. Note: Access via narrow road, not suitable for coaches

Contact Emma Wright, Custodian T 01539 432628 E townend@nationaltrust.org.uk A Townend, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LB

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Cragside

Celebrate the bicentenary of a birth at Cragside: A new exhibition in the Stables looks at the life of William Armstrong, born at Cragside, and the influence of water and water-power on his work. Discover what the butler did at Nostell Priory: Groups can enjoy a glimpse into the busy life of an important member of the household staff as the Butler’s Pantry undergoes restoration. Due to be completed mid 2010. Changing exhibitions programme at Nunnington Hall: Last year saw exciting exhibitions by Mary McCartney, musician Andy Summers and a retrospective of Lord Lichfield’s portfolio of work. Look out for up to five new exhibitions during 2010, guaranteed to be equally impressive.

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire Encompassing 900 years of history, this incredible World Heritage Site is a must for groups visiting Yorkshire. Stroll through atmospheric Abbey ruins, learn about the lives of the monks who lived there and enjoy the beautiful Georgian water gardens. Don’t miss: The only surviving 12th-century corn mill. Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire Be guided around the impressive, 18th-century house with seven interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings, including more than one hundred 18th-century portraits. Don’t miss: The fully-equipped Victorian laundry with wet and dry rooms. Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne Groups will enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of this stunning, 18thcentury landscape spanning 160 hectares and offering spectacular vistas, winding paths and grassy open spaces. A wonderfully natural place to appreciate the great outdoors. Don’t miss: A trip to the wildlife hide to see what you can spot.

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lunch stops Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire The delightful walled garden here provides the majority of the produce for 120 seat Walled Garden Restaurant serving hot lunches between 12 and 2. Gibside, Newcastle upon Tyne The Gibside Larder welcomes groups for lunch, or, why not buy refreshments and local produce on sale, and picnic in the spectacular landscape? Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire The 200-seater Fountains Restaurant and the licensed tearoom provide ideal venues for a group lunch or a snack. Alternatively, choose from one of the many picnic spots.

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Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Fountains Abbey. NTPL/Andrew Butler.

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Beningbrough Hall and Gardens York, North Yorkshire HOGPsrmC78F4gE5D Georgian Mansion 01lE Stable block 1E Grounds 01jE The grand 1716 Georgian mansion with impressive baroque interior, is set in a park and gardens. There are over one hundred 18th-century portraits and seven interpretation galleries designed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery as well as a fully equipped Victorian laundry with wet and dry rooms, and a delightful working garden supplying the Walled Garden Restaurant. This friendly house and garden is welcoming and ready for exploration. Note: The light levels in the house are controlled to protect the contents. Some Fridays and Saturdays there are weddings

Contact

Visit

Allyson Moorey, Property Co-ordinator T 01904 472027 F 01904 472020 E allyson.moorey@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk

Location Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD. 8 miles north-west of York, 2 miles west of Shipton, 2 miles south-east of Linton-onOuse (A19)

Walled Garden Restaurant (licensed), self service, 120 covers. Open 11-5, hot lunches 12-2. Gluten-free and vegetarian lunch options available. Restaurant uses produce from the walled garden plus local and seasonal suppliers

Coaches

Attractions nearby

3 coach parking spaces, 20yds from entrance. Coaches can drop off at entrance prior to parking

City of York, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, Sutton Park, Treasurer’s House

Catering

Opening times, information and admission Grounds, shop and Walled Garden Restaurant

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Cherryburn Stocksfield, Northumberland HOIFGsmC78F4gE45 Building 031 Grounds 3 This cottage is the birthplace of Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), Northumberland’s greatest artist, wood-engraver and naturalist. The 19th-century farmhouse displays an exhibition on Bewick’s life and work. Printing demonstrations take place in the adjoining barn. Note: Groups can also visit 1 November–31 December, 11–3 Monday to Saturday by arrangement

Contact

Coaches

Stewart Thirkell, Visitor Services and Collections Manager T 01661 843276 E cherryburn@nationaltrust.org.uk

Coach/minibus parking, 100yds. Max. 2 (full size) coaches per day

Location

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Special interest tours: A Pressing Engagement£

Visit

Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7DD. 11 miles west of Newcastle, 11 miles east of Hexham; ¼ miles north of Mickley Square (leave A695 at Mickley Square on to Riding Terrace leading to Station Bank)

Catering Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks available

Attractions nearby George Stephenson’s Birthplace, Gibside

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Cragside Morpeth, Northumberland HOIGPsrm78EF4gEG45D House 3E Visitor Centre 31E Estate 0j The revolutionary home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius, was a wonder of its age. Built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, Cragside is crammed with ingenious gadgets and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity. Surrounding the house is one of the largest rock gardens in Europe. Note: Cragside is a place of adventure but not without hazards: vehicles, uneven ground, slippery steps, sheer drops and water. Wear sturdy shoes taking care walking on the estate. Courtesy minibus service between main facilities and selected attractions

Contact

from visitor centre. 5 coach spaces. Coaches cannot proceed beyond the coach park due to narrow drive

Val Miller, Assistant to General Manager T 01669 620333 ext 5 F 01669 620066 E cragside@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Location

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Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX. 13 miles south-west of Alnwick (B6341) and 15 miles north-west of Morpeth on Wooler road (A697), turn left on to B6341 at Moorhouse Crossroads, entrance 1 mile north of Rothbury

Catering

Coaches Coach parking, 350yds from house, 150yds

Stables Restaurant (licensed), self service, 120 covers in visitor centre. Hot meals served 12-2

Attractions nearby Alnwick Castle/Garden, Belsay, Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland National Park, Wallington

Opening times, information and admission House*

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East Riddlesden Hall Keighley, West Yorkshire HOGsmC78FEL45D Building 03E Grounds 3 This intimate manor house is set in mature grounds with a duck pond and picnic area. The house has a wonderful ambience and is furnished with textiles, Yorkshire oak furniture and pewter. Wildflowers, perennials, lavender and a fragrant herb border provide a changing carpet of colour throughout the year. A magnificent 17th-century oak-framed barn stands in the grounds. Guided and costumed tours plus group buffets available by prior arrangement. Note: The house may open earlier/during evenings upon request

Contact

Catering

Samantha Lawson, Visitor Services Manager T 01535 607075 E samantha.lawson@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tea-room, waitress service, 55 covers on first floor of bothy. Home-made soups. Set menu, out of hours catering available. We request that groups advise of catering requirements in advance

Location East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5EL. 1 mile north-east of Keighley on south side of the Bradford Road in Riddlesden, close to Leeds and Liverpool Canal. A629 relief road from Shipley and Skipton signed for East Riddlesden Hall

Attractions nearby Bronté Parsonage, Cliffe Castle, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Gawthorpe Hall, Haworth, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, Skipton & Castle

Coaches Coach parking, 250yds. 1 space. No doubledeckers - overhanging trees in car park

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Arresting Architecture£. Hidden Lives and Loves£. Objects of Desire£. The Herb Garden£

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Studley Royal Park including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986

Ripon, North Yorkshire HOTMIGPsrmC7EF4gE5D Building 03l Grounds 3j7E Groups of visitors have enjoyed the delights of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal since the 18th century. Set in the beautiful Skell Valley the dramatic Abbey ruins are balanced by the breathtakingly beautiful Georgian water garden with its Neo-classical temples, statues and follies. A World Heritage Site, it truly is a remarkable place encompassing nearly 900 years of history. Note: The National Trust works in partnership with English Heritage to care for this site. English Heritage maintains the Abbey (owned by the National Trust) and owns St Mary’s Church (managed by the National Trust)

Andrew Moss, Group Visits Organiser T 01765 643197 F 01765 601002 E andrew.moss@nationaltrust.org.uk

tours: A Georgian Water Garden£. A Grand Tour of Studley Royal Water Garden£. Abbey and Garden Tour£. St Mary’s Church Tour£. White Monks and Wealthy Monasteries£

Location

Catering

Contact

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY. 4 miles west of Ripon off B6265 to Pateley Bridge, signposted from A1, 12 miles north of Harrogate (A61)

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds. Drop-off point. Coach parking at the visitor centre only

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Guided tourÂŁ. Special interest

Fountains Restaurant (licensed), self service, 200 covers at visitor centre. Licensed tearoom, 60 covers at entrance to water garden. Set menu, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables. Meals can be ordered for groups of 20+. Unable to accept reservations for weekends and BHols

Attractions nearby Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Newby Hall, Nostell Priory and Parkland, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Ripon Cathedral

Opening times, information and admission Abbey, garden, restaurant, shop, Studley tea-room and mill

St Mary’s Church Deer park

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Estate closes dusk if earlier. Whole estate closed 24 and 25 Dec. Studley Royal shop opening times vary Admission: Groups (16-30) ÂŁ7.25 Groups (31+) ÂŁ7 EH and NT members free

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Gibside Gateshead, Tyne & Wear OTIGPANsrmC7F4gE45D Chapel 0E Landscape Garden 03j7E One of the North’s finest landscapes, Gibside is an 18th-century ‘forest’ garden. There are miles of paths through woodland and along the riverside, with stunning views towards the garden buildings. The buildings include the Palladian Chapel and the Column to Liberty. Gibside is one of the former holdings of the Bowes-Lyons. Note: Chapel access restricted during weddings

Contact

Visit

Lydia Price, Visitor Services Manager T 01207 541820 F 01207 542741 E gibside@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Creation of a Georgian Landscape Garden£

Location Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG. 6 miles south-west of Gateshead, 20 miles north-west of Durham; entrance on B6314 between Burnopfield and Rowlands Gill; from A1 take exit north of Metrocentre and follow brown signs

Coaches Coach parking. Parking bay is multi-use, therefore restrictions at certain times

Catering Tea-room, self-service, 50 covers, serving home-made soups, cakes and sandwiches. Produce from walled garden when in season. Catering can be pre-booked

Attractions nearby Beamish Museum, Cherryburn, The Derwent Walk, Gateshead Quays, George Stephenson’s Birthplace, MetroCentre, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Wallington, Washington Old Hall

Opening times, information and admission Landscape garden, walks and stables

Chapel Larder, shop and tea-room Larder, shop and tea-room

1 Jan–7 Mar 8 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec 8 Mar–31 Oct 1 Jan–7 Mar 8 Mar–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Closed 24 and 25 Dec. Last admission: 1 Jan to 7 March, 3:30; 8 March to 31 Oct, 4:30; 1 Nov to 31 Dec, 3:30. Larder, shop and tea-room opens 10 weekends Admission: Groups £5.20

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Lindisfarne Castle Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland COIGSNsm8ELG45D Castle 0 Shop 0 Grounds 03 Perched atop a rocky island crag and accessible by a tidal causeway, the castle was originally a Tudor fort built to protect Holy Island harbour. Sir Edwin Lutyens converted it into a private house and holiday home in 1903 for his friend Edward Hudson. The small rooms are full of intimate decoration and design, with views of the walled garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911. Limekilns on the headland show evidence of past industry. Note: Holy Island can only be reached by vehicle or on foot via a 3 miles causeway, which is closed from 2 hours before high tide until 3hrs after. Tide tables are printed at the Causeway. To avoid disappointment check safe crossing times before making a long/special journey. No large bags, pushchairs or rucksacks inside castle please. Emergency WC only; otherwise nearest WC in village 1mile from castle. 3 groups per day. Occassional out of hours tour groups by special arrangement. Property is 1500yds away from coach park so, during normal opening times, groups tend to arrive at intervals and go through the castle individually. Property on a very steep slope, with steps, trip and slip hazards and low doorways. Guided tours not possible during normal opening hours as property is too small. The Castle has narrow passages and stairways which can get congested on busy days

Peter Colven, Assistant to Property Manager T 01289 389244 F 01289 389909 E lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk

village of Holy Island. A privately-operated island minibus runs from the coach park every 20mins. Drop-off point 200yds from castle entrance

Location

Visit

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-uponTweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SH. On Holy Island, 5 miles east of A1 across a tidal causeway

Average length of visit: 45mins. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Garden talks by arrangement on selected days (donation only)£

Attractions nearby

Coaches

Alnwick Castle/Garden, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle, Farne Islands, Ford and Etal, Paxton House

Contact

No coach parking on site. Nearest parking: 1 mile from castle in council coach park in

Opening times, information and admission Castle

Garden

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Open some weekends Jan, Nov and Dec – tide dependent, contact castle for details. Open BH Mons (incl. Scottish BHols). Opening times vary depending on tides. On open days the castle will open for five hours (always incl. 12 to 3), either 10 to 3 or 12 to 5. National Trust flag flies only when the castle is open. Castle winter opening: two weekends a month from 10 to 3, depending on tidal access. For tide tables and opening times visit www.lindisfarne.org.uk Admission: Normal admission prices apply. Group visits outside normal opening hours, by special arrangement (20+) £10, NT members £7

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Nostell Priory and Parkland near Wakefield, West Yorkshire HOTRGPAsrmC78F4gE5D Building 01lE Grounds 3j7 Nostell houses England’s best collection of Chippendale furniture, designed specially for the house by the great cabinetmaker. Other treasures include a longcase clock by John ‘Longitude’ Harrison and a remarkable 18th-century doll’s house. The house is also home to one of the finest libraries in the National Trust’s care. The grounds provide over 300 acres of parkland to explore including gardens with wonderful lakeside walks, rhododendrons, azaleas, a delightful Magnolia Avenue, Rose Garden and a newly planted Orchard.

Contact

Visit

Property Office T 01924 863892 F 01924 866846 E nostellpriory@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins

Catering

Location Nostell Priory and Parkland, Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE. On A638 5 miles south-east of Wakefield towards Doncaster

Stables tea-room, self service. Serving lunches and refreshments. Pre-booking is essential for groups

Attractions nearby Kedleston Hall, Mr Straw’s House

Coaches Coach parking, approx 800yds. 5 coach spaces (pre-booking essential). Electric buggy runs between car park and visitor reception where required

Opening times, information and admission Parkland House

Gardens, shop and tea-room

Open all year 27 Feb–7 Nov 4 Dec–12 Dec 8 Dec–9 Dec 27 Feb–7 Nov 13 Nov–28 Nov 4 Dec–12 Dec 8 Dec–9 Dec 18 Dec–19 Dec 26 Dec–28 Dec

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*House open 11 to 1 for guided tours, normal opening 1 to 5. Open local Feb half-term. Open BH Mons: house, 11 to 5; gardens, shop and tea-room, 11 to 5:30, parkland closes dusk if earlier. Rose garden may be closed on occasions for private functions Admission: Groups £6.50 Reduced rate available for garden

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Nunnington Hall near York, North Yorkshire HGsrm7F4E5 Building 0E Grounds 3 The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and the flamboyant peacocks complement this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling alongside the River Rye. Enjoy and absorb the atmosphere of this former family home. Explore period rooms while hearing the hall’s many tales and discover one of the world’s finest collections of miniature rooms in the old attic. The hall also holds a series of important art and photography exhibitions throughout the year.

Contact

Coaches

Assistant to Property Manager T 01439 748283 F 01439 748284 E nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Coach parking, 50yds

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins

Location Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, near York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY. In Ryedale, 4½ miles south-east of Helmsley (A170) Helmsley– Pickering road; 1½ miles north of B1257 Malton–Helmsley road; 21 miles north of York, B1363. Nunnington Hall is 7½ miles south-east of the National Trust Rievaulx Terrace and Temples

Catering Tea-room, waitress service within historic building. Special diets catered for

Attractions nearby Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Ormesby Hall, Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, Treasurer’s House

Opening times, information and admission 27 Feb–31 Oct 6 Nov–19 Dec

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Open BH Mons Admission: Groups £5.60

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Ormesby Hall near Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland HOGPrmC78F4EL45D Building 3E Grounds jE Ormesby Hall was the intimate family home of the Pennymans for nearly 400 years. It has fine plasterwork and carved wood decoration. The Victorian laundry and kitchen with scullery and game larder are especially atmospheric, and the beautiful stable block (let to the Cleveland Mounted Police) can be seen from the Hall. Ormesby has the only National Trust model railway layouts on permanent display. Enjoy a breath of fresh air in the attractive gardens. Note: Group visits outside of normal opening hours by arrangement only

Contact

Visit

Philip Burton, Visitor Services Administrator T 01642 324188 F 01642 300937 E philip.burton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£

Location

Tea-room serving home-made scones and cakes, assisted service, 34 covers. Groups can reserve tables. Out of hours receptions available

Ormesby Hall, Church Lane, Ormesby, near Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, TS7 9AS. 3 miles south-east of Middlesbrough, west of A171. From A19 take A174 to A172. Follow signs for Ormesby Hall. Car entrance on Ladgate Lane (B1380). Sat Nav: TS3 0SR

Coaches Coach parking, 70yds. Drop-off point 50yds. Coach entrance on Church Lane

Catering

Attractions nearby Captain Cook Museum, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Dorman Museum, Kirkleatham Hall, Nunnington Hall, Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Stokesley Market Town, Washington Old Hall

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–31 Oct

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Open BH Mons and Good Fri. Closed one weekend in July for special event. Parts of the hall and grounds may occasionally be closed for private functions Admission: Groups £4.20

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Rievaulx Terrace and Temples North Yorkshire OGAsm78FE5 Building 0 Grounds 03j7 Discover one of Ryedale’s true gems - the 18th-century landscape of Rievaulx Terrace. Stroll through woods then out onto the grass terrace that offers stunning views down over the Cistercian ruin of Rievaulx Abbey. In spring the bank side is awash with wild flowers; in summer the lawns lend themselves to picnicking; and in autumn the beechwoods paint the landscape with autumn hues. Note: No access to Rievaulx Abbey from Terrace. All groups administered from nearby Nunnington Hall

Contact

Visit

Assistant to Property Manager T 01439 748283 F 01439 748284 E nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk A Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire YO62 5UY

Average length of visit: 1hr 15mins

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples, Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LJ. 2½ miles north-west of Helmsley on B1257 Coach parking, 200yds

Ice-cream, coffee/tea machine and cold drinks. Nearby tea-rooms at Nunnington Hall (NT)

Attractions nearby

Location

Coaches

Catering

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Castle Howard, Duncombe Park, Nunnington Hall, Ormesby Hall, Rievaulx Abbey, Treasurer’s House

Opening times, information and

admission 27 Feb–31 Oct

11–5

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Admission: Groups £4.40

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Souter Lighthouse and The Leas Sunderland, Tyne & Wear OISNsrmC78F4gEL4D Building 3E Grounds 3 This iconic lighthouse is fronted by an inspirational coastline of rocks and stacks. Souter lighthouse opened in 1871 and was the first to use alternating electric current. The engine room, light tower and keeper’s living quarters are all on view, and a ground-floor closed-circuit TV shows views from the top for those unable to climb. The Compass Room contains hands-on exhibits for all visitors.

Contact

Catering

Charlotte Parish, Visitor Services Manager T 01915 290905 F 01915 290906 E souter@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tea-room, waitress service, 36 covers. Homemade food using seasonal vegetables and fruit grown in lighthouse grounds. Special dietary requirements catered for. Paint Store Pantry in Foghorn Field, within lighthouse grounds, assisted service. Open weekends throughout season and other days, weather permitting. Coffee shop, assisted service within shop

Location Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NH. 2½ miles south of South Shields and 5 miles north of Sunderland on A183 Coast Road

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£

Attractions nearby Arbeia Roman Fort, Bede’s World, Gibside, National Glass Centre, Ormesby Hall, South Shields Museum, Washington Old Hall, Washington Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Opening times, information and admission 13 Feb–28 Feb 6 Mar–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct

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Open Good Fri. Telephone for details of winter opening arrangements Admission: Groups (10+) £4.20

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Treasurer’s House York, North Yorkshire HGsrC8FEL5D Building 03 Grounds 3j An elegant town house and garden with a 2,000 year history. Named after the Treasurer of York Minster and built over a Roman road, this house is not all that it seems. Discover why this, the first house ever to be given to the National Trust complete with a significant collection, is a rich mixture of period settings incorporating features from different historical periods, all created by one man between 1897 and 1930. Note: A herb garden is available for groups to book as a private space for talks and creative activities. Large groups welcome but need to divide so not more than 15 touring the house at a time

Contact

Catering

Estate Office T 01904 624247 E treasurershouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

Licensed tea-room, table service, 60 covers. All food freshly prepared and baked on premises including traditional Yorkshire recipes. Special dietary requirements catered for. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering. Special events/menus available including Edwardian, Butlers, Housekeepers or Gardeners Teas. Christmas lunches

Location Treasurer’s House, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JL

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest alternative: Clarence Street, York, public car park (for coaches), 10 min walk. Drop-off point 5 mins walk

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr. Special interest tours: Ghostly Myths£. What’s up in the Attic?£

Attractions nearby Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, Fairfax House, Jorvik Viking Centre, Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, National Railway Museum, Nunnington Hall, York Minster

Opening times, information and admission 1 Apr–31 Oct

11–4:30

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1-30 Nov entry by Ghostly Myths or Fascinating Frank guided tour to selected rooms. Herb garden openings limited, check before visiting Admission: Groups £5.40. Reduced rate available for cellar. Charges apply to NT members

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Wallington Morpeth, Northumberland HOGPAsrm78FgE45 Building 03lE Grounds 1j7 Dating from 1688, Wallington is an impressive but friendly house with a magnificent interior and fine collections. The remarkable Pre-Raphaelite Central Hall was decorated to look like an Italian courtyard and features a series of paintings of Northumbrian history by William Bell Scott. The formality of the house is offset by the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape with lawns, lakes, parkland, woodland and a beautiful walled garden with a charming conservatory.

Contact

Visit

Sylvia Herrick, Administration Assistant T 01670 773600 F 01670 774420 E sylvia.herrick@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Garden for All Seasons£. Historical Highlights and Colourful Collections£

Location Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 4AR. A1 north to Newcastle then 20 miles north-west (A696, airport/Ponteland road), and turn off on B6342 to Cambo. A1 south to Morpeth (A192) then 12 miles west (B6343)

Coaches

Catering Restaurant, self service, 100 covers (upstairs, downstairs seating available on request). May be limited off-season. Private room available

Attractions nearby Belsay, Cragside, Gibside

Coach parking, 200yds

Opening times, information and admission House Walled garden Gift shop and restaurant

Farm shop (outside turnstile)

1 Mar–31 Oct 1 Mar–31 Oct Open all year 1 Jan–12 Feb 13 Feb–28 May 29 May–26 Sep 27 Sep–31 Dec 1 Jan–12 Feb 13 Feb–26 Sep 27 Sep–31 Dec

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* House open daily, 11 to 5, during school holidays, except Tues (2 to 18 April, 29 May to 6 June, 24 July to 5 Sept and 23 to 31 Oct). Last admission one hour before closing. Booked tours available on Mon and Fri, 11 to 12:30. Garden closes 6 in March and Oct, and 4 from Nov to end Dec, or dusk if earlier. Gift shop and restaurant also open Tues during school holidays but closed Mon and Tues from 31 Oct. Farm shop also open Tues in Dec. Gift shop, restaurant and farm shop closed on certain days over Christmas Admission: Groups £8.30 Garden and ground only Groups £5.75

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Washington Old Hall Washington, Tyne & Wear HGsrmC7FE45D Building 01E Grounds 01jE This delightful 17th-century manor house incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family surname of Washington was derived. In the house there are displays of Washington memorabilia, and authentic oak furniture in 17th-century room settings. The tranquil Jacobean garden, with a lift enabling level access, leads to the Nuttery, making this a gem of a property well-worth a visit.

Contact

Visit

Kate Gardner, House Manager T 01914 166879 F 01914 192065 E washingtonoldhall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome the group is then free to tour the house and gardens at their own pace

Location

Catering

Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7LE. 7 miles south of Newcastle, 5 miles from The Angel of the North. From A1 exit Jct 64 and follow brown signs. From A19 join A1231 and follow brown signs. From all other routes, join A1231 and follow brown signs

Tea-room (not NT), assisted service on first floor. Serving light refreshments (run by Friends of Washington Old Hall). Out of hours catering available. Must be pre-booked

Coaches No coach parking. Nearest parking: The Avenue, next to main gate of property

Attractions nearby Angel of the North, Gibside, National Glass Centre, Ormesby Hall, Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Washington Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Opening times, information and admission House Gardens Tea-room

14 Mar–31 Oct 14 Mar–31 Oct 14 Mar–31 Oct

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Open Good Fri and Easter Sat Admission: Groups (10+) £4.20

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National Trust for Groups Yorkshire & North East Properties with limited availability for groups

Allen Banks and Staward Gorge Hexham, Northumberland ORAmF Grounds 0 Extensive area of wooded gorge and river scenery with many miles of waymarked walks through ornamental and ancient woodland.

Contact Andrew Poad, Property Manager T 01434 344937 E andrew.poad@nationaltrust.org.uk A Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Estate Office, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland NE47 7BU

Farne Islands Northumberland TSNsFE5 Grounds 3 80,000 pairs of breeding seabirds of 23 species, including 37,000 pairs of puffin. Large colony of grey seals. Strong links with Celtic Christianity. Note WC on Inner Farne only

Contact John Walton, Property Manager T 01665 720651 E john.walton@nationaltrust.org.uk A Farne Islands, Northumberland

George Stephenson’s Birthplace Wylam, Northumberland HIArmF4E45D Building 0 Small stone tenement, built 1760 to accommodate mining families. Birthplace of George Stephenson, world-famous railway engineer. Room staffed by guides dressed in Victorian costume. Note Max. 1 group per day. There is a small tea-room serving light refreshments which can be booked in advance

Contact Joy Stephenson, Custodian T 01661 853457 E georgestephensons@nationaltrust.org.uk A George Stephenson’s Birthplace, Wylam, Northumberland NE41 8BP

Hardcastle Crags Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire MIAsrmC78F4gL45 Building 1l Grounds 3 Over 400 acres of unspoilt woodland with circular walks. At its heart is Gibson Mill, offering tours that explain the 200 years of history. Note Tues - Thurs, May - Oct (other days may be available by arrangement). Group sizes 6 - 20. Tours, exhibitions and displays plus a café and toilets available at Gibson Mill, one mile walk from car park through woodland

Contact Sara Parsons, Learning and Access Officer T 01422 844518 E sara.parsons@nationaltrust.org.uk A Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7AP © The National Trust 2009 Registered Charity Number 205846 Images © National Trust Photo Library

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Wales Days out for groups 2010


What’s

new?

Powis Castle and Garden

Wild new exhibition at Colby Woodland Garden: A great opportunity for groups to learn more about the amazing wildlife and history of this hidden valley garden in the new Bothy exhibition. Be privy to the private history of Plas yn Rhiw: Take a look around this sweet, 16th-century manor house, with magnificent views over Cardigan Bay and discover a two-seater privy, amongst many other things. See what’s showing at Aberdulais Falls: Visitors to the spectacular gorge and falls can enjoy an enlightening new film at the Turbine House cinema, charting the area’s history as an important tin works. A packed year at Powis: There’s a whole host of fascinating themed events for groups of all interests planned throughout 2010 at Powis Castle. Keep a look out on the website for news of dates and themes during the year.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

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Dolacouthi Gold Mines, Carmarthenshire Unique gold mines overlooking the beautiful Cothi valley and dating back to Roman times. Groups can take a guided tour through the Roman and more recent underground workings, discovering a complex of pits and channels. Don’t miss: Fascinating exhibitions on gold and mining in the main mine yard. Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd Groups will enjoy uncovering the history behind this neo-Norman fantasy castle where all sorts of weird and wonderful things are waiting to be discovered, including a one-ton, slate bed made for Queen Victoria. Don’t miss: The Victorian kitchen and servants’ rooms prepared for a royal visit and banquet. Erddig, Wrexham Revealing the close working relationship between the family and the servants, this atmospheric house and estate boasts stunning state rooms and fine collections of furniture and furnishings from the 18th and 19th century. Don’t miss: The fantastic outbuildings including a kitchen, laundry, bake house, smithy and joiner’s shop.


Key to Symbols

Index to properties in

Wales

`Aberconwy House Aberdulais Falls Bodnant Garden Chirk Castle Colby Woodland Garden Conwy Suspension Bridge Dinefwr Park and Castle Dolaucothi Gold Mines Erddig The Kymin

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Llanerchaeron Penrhyn Castle Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens Plas yn Rhiw Powis Castle and Garden Stackpole Estate Tudor Merchant’s House Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant

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Plas yn Rhiw

recommended

lunch stops Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire Join us in the serene surroundings of the tea-room where you can enjoy views of the parkland. Groups can reserve tables and pre-book a special group menu. Chirk Castle, Wrexham Groups can reserve tables in the self-service tea-room in the atmospheric castle courtyard where out of hours catering is also available on request. Powis Castle and Garden, Powys A home-made seasonal menu using fresh, local ingredients is served up at the licensed restaurant and pretty garden tearoom.

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H Historic house C Castle O Other building T Church, chapel etc M Mill R Archaeological site I Industrial heritage F Farm/farm animals G Garden P Park A Countryside S Coast c Pub N Nature reserve g Guided tours 4 Events W Country walk V Audio guide V Virtual tour s Shop r Refreshments m Suitable for picnics C Available for functions 5 Braille (guide or menu) available D Large print (guide or menu) available

L Photographic Album E Induction loop 7 Designated parking 8 Drop-off point E Transfer available 1 Level access 3 Ramped access or steps with ramp available

Powis Castle and Garden

0 Steps j Accessible route l Lift to other floors 4 Catering accessible g Shop accessible 7 Powered mobility vehicle (PMV) E Wheelchairs available 4 Seats/seating available F Accessible WC ÂŁ

Charge applies (inc. NT members)

Catering facilities and attractions listed in italics are not run by the National Trust.

Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: Penrhyn Castle. NTPL/Matthew Antrobus.

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Amlwch

Aberconwy House

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The Beatles' Childhood Homes

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Llangollen Whitchurch

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Aberdulais Falls near Neath, Neath & Port Talbot MIASsrmC78F4g4 Stable and Tin Exhibition 03E Turbine House 031lE Grounds 031jE For over 400 years, this famous waterfall provided the energy to drive the wheels of industry, from the manufacture of copper in 1584 to the later tinplate works. Today, the waterwheel is the largest currently used in Europe to generate electricity which makes Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally-friendly energy. Note: the operation of the waterwheel and turbine is subject to water levels and maintenance. Visitor facilities and interpretation

coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour. Out of hours tour£

Contact Victor James, Property Warden T 01639 636674 F 01639 645069 E aberdulais@nationaltrust.org.uk

Catering

Location Aberdulais Falls, Aberdulais, near Neath, Neath & Port Talbot, SA10 8EU. On A4109, 3 miles north-east of Neath. 4 miles from M4 exit 43 at Llandarcy, take A465 signposted Vale of Neath. Sat Nav: Follow brown signs, not Sat Nav

Coaches Coach parking on road outside property

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board

The Friends of Aberdulais Falls serve light refreshments in the Old Works Library and Victorian schoolroom; other times by arrangement. Bar meals and limited carparking at Dulais Rock Inn (not NT). Out of hours catering available. Booking essential

Attractions nearby Afan Argoed Park, Cefn Coed Colliery, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Gnoll Park, Margam Park, Melincourt Waterfall

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Bodnant Garden Colwyn Bay, Conwy OGr7F4gE45 Grounds 03jE One of the world’s most spectacular gardens, Bodnant Garden is situated above the River Conwy, with stunning views across Snowdonia. It features huge Italianate terraces and formal lawns on its upper level, with a steeply-sided wooded valley, stream and waterfall below. Magnificent collections of plants including magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas and the world-famous Laburnum Arch. Roses, hydrangeas and water lilies in the herbaceous borders give glorious summer flowering displays, until the garden melts into dazzling autumnal tints.

Contact

Catering

Ann Smith T 01492 650460 F 01492 650448 E ann.smith@nationaltrust.org.uk

Pavilion Tea-room (licensed), self service, 140 covers, the menu covers light lunches, main meals, home-baked cakes and a variety of teas and coffees. Vegetarian options available. Unfortunately tables cannot be reserved. Magnolia Tea-room, at garden exit, serves light refreshments

Location Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL28 5RE. 8 miles south of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay off A470, entrance 12 miles along the Eglwysbach road. Signposted from A55, exit 19

Coaches Coach park located within main car park, tight turning circle for coaches. 150yds walking distance from car park to garden entrance

Attractions nearby Conwy Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Penrhyn Castle, Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Seaside resort of Llandudno, Welsh Mountain Zoo

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome

Opening times, information and admission Garden Pavilion tea-room Magnolia Tea-room

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Chirk Castle Wrexham CGPAsrmC78EF4EG45 State rooms 0E Adam Tower 1 Gardens 31j7E Magnificent medieval fortress with 700 years of history contrasting the austere medieval tower and dungeons with elegant state rooms and fine furniture. Award-winning tranquil gardens with Woodland walks, veteran trees and wild flowers. Note: all visitors, including members, need to obtain tickets from Home Farm Visitor Centre before going up to castle. Large groups may need to be split. Major re-servicing work in castle, not all items may be on display

Contact

Visit

Joanne Jones, Assistant Visitor Services Manager T 01691 777701 F 01691 774706 E chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Behind the Scenes Connoisseurs Castle£. Meet the Head Gardener£. Veteran Trees£. Laundry, Soap and Suds£. Tours Wed - Fri am or evening only

Location Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF. Entrance 1 mile off A5, 2 miles west of Chirk village; 7 miles south of Wrexham, 5 miles from Llangollen, signposted off A483

Coaches Dedicated coach parking by car park. 30yds from visitor centre. Coach drop-off point at castle entrance after tickets collected from visitor centre

Catering Main tea-room in castle courtyard, 100 covers, self service. Private dining available in Function Room and out of hours catering available by arrangement. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Castle Dinas Brân, Erddig, Llangollen, Moreton Garden Centre, Pontcysyllte Viaduct, Powis Castle and Garden

Opening times, information and admission Garden and tower/shops/tea-rooms

State Rooms*

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Feb, March and Oct closes 4. Open BH Mons. Last admission to garden and tower one hour before closing. *State rooms by guided tour only 11 to 12, free-flow 12 to closing Admission: Groups £8.25 Garden & Tower only Groups £5.85

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Colby Woodland Garden near Amroth, Pembrokeshire GPASsrm8F4gEG5D Grounds 3jE Set in a tranquil and secluded valley, this glorious informal woodland garden with a fascinating industrial past offers a variety of walks on open and wooded pathways. Rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas and camellias underplanted with bluebells provide spring colour. Later highlights are the summer hydrangeas and autumn foliage. Stout footwear is advisable. Note: the early 19th-century house is not open

Contact

Visit

Steve Whitehead, Head Gardener T 01834 811885 E steve.whitehead@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Guided Garden Tour£

Location Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 8PP. 1½ miles inland from Amroth beside Carmarthen Bay. Follow brown signs from A477 Tenby–Carmarthen road or off coast road at Amroth Castle caravan park

Catering

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 50yds. Coaches must be booked. Route for coaches: tel. for directions

Carew Castle, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llanerchaeron, Pembroke Castle, Picton Castle & Gardens, Tenby, Tudor Merchant’s House

Bothy tea-room (NT-approved concession) (licensed), waitress service, 50 covers. Serves freshly prepared food using local produce. Groups can reserve tables. Groups to advise firm numbers prior to arrival

Opening times, information and admission Woodland garden and shop Tea-room Walled garden and gallery

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Admission: Groups £3.80 Coaches welcome. Open evenings by arrangement

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Dinefwr Park and Castle Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire HCPNsrmC8F45D Building 03lE Grounds 3 A magical land of power and influence for more than 2,000 years, Dinefwr Park and Castle is an iconic place in the history of Wales. The ‘hands-on’ Newton House gives visitors an atmospheric c.1912 experience. Exhibitions on the first floor tell Dinefwr’s story and inspire visitors to explore the castle and park.

Contact

Visit

Janet Philpin, Property Administrator T 01558 823902 F 01558 825925 E dinefwr@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Behind the scenes at Newton House£. Newton House Tour£. The Delights of Dinefwr Park£

Location Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT. On west outskirts of Llandeilo A40(T); from Swansea take M4 to Pont Abraham, then A48(T) to Cross Hands and A476 to Llandeilo; entrance by police station. Sat Nav: inaccurate, follow brown signs

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds. 2 spaces

Catering Tea-room (NT approved), 70 covers. Out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables and special group menus available

Attractions nearby Aberdulais Falls, Aberglasney Gardens, Carreg Cennen Castle, Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Llandeilo Historic Town, Llanerchaeron, National Botanical Gardens

Opening times, information and admission Dinefwr Park and Castle

Shop Tea-rooms

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Boardwalk and play area close 3:30 during autumn and winter, 4:30 at other times, except July and Aug, 5:30 Admission: Groups £5.70

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Dolaucothi Gold Mines Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire RIAsm84g5 Building 03 These unique gold mines overlook the beautiful Cothi Valley. The Romans, who exploited the site almost 2,000 years ago, left behind a complex of pits and channels. Guided tours take visitors through the Roman and the more recent underground workings. The main mine yard contains exhibitions on gold and mining, tea-room, shop, video and a gold-panning experience. Note: stout footwear essential for underground tours

Contact

Catering

Goldmine Manager T 01558 650177 F 01558 651919 E dolaucothi@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tea-room. Private room available. Groups can reserve tables. Pub situated close to gold mines

Location Dolaucothi Gold Mines, Pumsaint, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, SA19 8US. Between Lampeter and Llanwrda on A482

Coaches

Attractions nearby Aberglasney Gardens, Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandovery Historical Town, Llanerchaeron, Llyn Brianne Reservoir

Coach parking, 60yds. 2 spaces

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: How the Romans did it£. Life in the Victorian Mines£. The No Steps Mine Tour£

Opening times, information and admission Dolaucothi Gold Mines, shop and tea-room 13 Mar–30 Jun 1 Jul–31 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct Christmas shop 3 Nov–19 Dec

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Pumsaint Information Centre and estate walks open all year. Underground tours last one hour approximately (helmets with lights provided). Smaller children will only be allowed on tours at the discretion of staff (telephone for advice). Groups can book tours out of season/hours Admission: Groups £3 Underground tour (additional charge): Groups £3

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Erddig Wrexham HOTIGPAsrm78FgELG5D Building 03 Exhibition Room 0 Grounds 031E Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating early 18thcentury country house reflecting the upstairs/downstairs life of a gentry family. The impressive range of outbuildings include stables, Smithy and Sawmill. The setting of the house is a superb 18th-century formal garden and romantic landscape park. Note: group host available to meet and greet and provide group information and access

Contact

Visit

Marilyn Williams, Property Secretary T 01978 355314 F 01978 313333 E erddig@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Special interest tours: A Grand Garden for All Seasons£. Private Tour of Erddig£

Location Erddig, Wrexham, LL13 0YT. 2 miles south of Wrexham. Signposted A525 Whitchurch road. A483 exit 3

Coaches Coach parking available for 3 coaches, 100yds from main entrance, with coach drop-off point (50yds). Easily accessed from A483, Jct 3. Driveway is single carriage with passing places

Catering Restaurant (licensed), self service, 75 covers serving traditional home-made food. Tea-room serving drinks and ice-cream, self-service, 20 covers

Attractions nearby Chester, Chirk Castle, Llangollen, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Powis Castle and Garden

Opening times, information and admission House

Garden, restaurant and shop

13 Mar–31 Oct 3 Jul–31 Aug 6 Nov–19 Dec 13 Feb–7 Mar 13 Mar–31 Oct 3 Jul–31 Aug 6 Nov–19 Dec 26 Dec–31 Dec

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Llanerchaeron near Aberaeron, Ceredigion HOFGPsrmC78F4gLG5 Building 03E Grounds 3 Centred around a fine Regency villa designed in the 1790s by John Nash, Llanerchaeron’s essential appeal comes from the rare opportunity it offers to experience a complete, self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh minor gentry estate. The villa, service courtyard, mature walled gardens, pleasure grounds with ornamental lake and Home Farm complex with traditional outbuildings take visitors back to bygone times. Home Farm is now a working organic farm and the parkland offers beautiful countryside walks.

Contact Janice Thomas, Visitor Services Manager T 01545 573024 F 01545 571759 E llanerchaeron@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron, near Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA48 8DG. 2½ miles east of Aberaeron off A482

Coaches

Restoration Project£. Llanerchaeron Guided Walk£

Catering Tea-room (NT-approved concession), assisted service, 50 covers in visitor building. Light lunches and teas using local produce. To save time, pre-booking is advised for large groups wishing to take lunch. Menu available on request

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 75yds

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: The Wonderful Walled Garden£. Plot to Plate Cookery£. The

Dinefwr Park and Castle, Dolaucothi Gold Mines, National Library of Wales, Newquay Honey Farm, Penlon Cottage Brewery, Tregaron, Rhiannon Welsh Gold Centre & Gallery

Opening times, information and admission House *, farm and garden

Farm and garden only Christmas Fair House and shop (Christmas)

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Penrhyn Castle Bangor, Gwynedd HTIGsmC78F4gEL45D Building 03lE Grounds 03 This dramatic neo-Norman fantasy castle is crammed with fascinating things such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. The Victorian kitchen and other servants’ rooms have been restored to reveal the preparations for the banquet honouring the Prince of Wales’ visit in 1894. Note: Max. 3 groups per day

Contact

Catering

Jane Davies, Property Secretary T 01248 353084 F 01248 371281 E penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Licensed tea-room. Out of hours catering for special functions only

Location

Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge, Electric Mountain, Fun Centre, Greenwood Forest Park, Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Plas yn Rhiw, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant, Welsh Slate Museum

Attractions nearby

Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HN. 1 mile east of Bangor, at Llandygai on A5122. Signposted from junction 11 of A55 and A5

Coaches Coach parking, 500yds, drop-off point 200yds

Visit Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Truly Great Garden£. Fantasy, Fixtures and Fittings£

Opening times, information and admission Stable block Castle

Stable block, shop and museums*

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Grounds and tea-room: as castle but open one hour earlier. Victorian kitchen: as castle but last admission 4:45. Last audio tour 4. *Half-term opening, stable block only, adult £2 Admission: Groups £8 Reduced rate available for garden and stable block exhibitions

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Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens Anglesey HRGPSsrmC78EF4gL5D Building 03E Grounds 3 Plas Newydd is a beautiful country house with spectacular views across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. Set in beautiful gardens there are tranquil woodland walks and an Australasian arboretum. The exquisite Rex Whistler painting adorns the dining room, with exhibitions dedicated to the artist, including fantastic examples of trompe l’oeil. The house is also famous for its association with the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. Note: ground floor of the house is accessible to manual wheelchairs only. Minibus offers complimentary service between the cricket pavilion and house (subject to volunteer availability)

Contact

Visit

Barbara Stanley, Property Administrator T 01248 714795 F 01248 713673 E plasnewydd@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Glorious Garden Tour£. The Magnificent House of the Marquess£. Whistler Behind the Scenes£

Location Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, LL61 6DQ. 2 miles south-west of Llanfairpwll A55 junctions 7 and 8a, or A4080 to Brynsiencyn; turn off A5 at west end of Britannia Bridge

Coaches Coach parking, 400yds. For less able visitors who are not able to use the minibus, a drop-off point at the stables can be organised by prior arrangement

Catering Tea-room (licensed), self service, 80 covers. Home-cooked food using local produce whenever possible. Seasonal menu in Nov and Dec. Coffee shop and second-hand bookshop located in the north wing of the house. Please advise us of catering needs. Suggest groups staggered to avoid queues

Attractions nearby Beaumaris, Penrhyn Castle, Pringles, Sea Zoo

Opening times, information and admission Shop, tea-room and garden House and garden* Shop and tea-room

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Plas yn Rhiw Pwllheli, Gwynedd HGAs8FgL45 Building 01 Grounds 03 This small manor house was rescued from neglect and lovingly restored by the three Keating sisters, who bought it in 1938. The views from the delightful gardens across Cardigan Bay are among the most spectacular in Britain. The house is 16th-century with Georgian additions.

Contact

Visit

Mary Thomas, Custodian T 01758 780219 E plasynrhiw@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr. Guided tour

Location

Hot and cold drinks available in shop. No catering available, contact property for alternatives

Plas yn Rhiw, Rhiw, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8AB. 12 miles south-west of Pwllheli. Follow signs to Plas yn Rhiw. B4413 to Aberdaron (drive gates at bottom Rhiw Hill)

Coaches

Catering

Attractions nearby Aberdaron Village, Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw Art Gallery, Penrhyn Castle

Minibus parking, 80yds. Large coaches are not able to get to property. Drop-off point for small 25 seater coach, 100yds

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Open BHols. Garden and snowdrop wood open occasionally at weekends in Jan and Feb Admission: Groups £4

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Powis Castle and Garden Welshpool, Powys CGsrmC78F4gELG5 Building 0 Grounds 03jE Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, this world-famous garden retains its original lead statues, an orangery and an aviary on the terraces. Perched on a rock above the garden terraces, the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales. Note: all visitors (inc. NT members) need to obtain a ticket from visitor reception in the main car park on arrival

Contact

Visit

Jennifer Knight, Visitor Services Manager T 01938 551929 F 01938 554336 E powiscastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 3hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A Garden for Europe£. The Castle and the Clive Museum£

Location Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF. 1 mile south of Welshpool; pedestrian access from High Street (A490); vehicle route signed from main road to Newtown (A483); enter by first drive gate on right

Catering Licensed restaurant, assisted service, 70 covers. Serves seasonal menu, home-made food with fresh local ingredients. Garden coffee shop. Groups can reserve tables

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Contact property for details of availability

Attingham Park, Chirk Castle, Erddig, Powysland Museum

Opening times, information and admission Castle and Clive Museum*

Garden, restaurant and shop*

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National Trust for Groups Wales Properties with limited availability for groups

Aberconwy House Conwy Hs Building 0L4 The only surviving 14th-century merchant’s house in Conwy; its history covers Tudor times to Victorian temperance. Each room tells a different story. Note: the house has limited electric lighting and is therefore dark on dull days. No WC, nearest 50yds on quay. Max. 25 people in house at any one time

Contact David Jennings, Custodian T 01492 592246 F 01492 564818 A Aberconwy House, Castle Street, Conwy LL32 8AY

Conwy Suspension Bridge Conwy OIsm7 Building 1 Grounds 0 Designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, this elegant suspension bridge offers stunning views across the historic town of Conwy. Recently restored tollkeeper’s house. Note: no WC

Contact David Jennings, Custodian T 01492 592246 F 01492 564818 A Conwy LL32 8LD

The Kymin Monmouth, Monmouthshire OPAmC784 Building 03 Grounds 03 A picnic spot amongst woods and pleasure grounds. Visited by Nelson in 1802. Spectacular views across Wales. Georgian banqueting house and temple. Note: a croquet set and garden games are available for hire plus WC available when Round House is open. Largest vehicle possible to access the property is a minibus. No access for coaches. Space is limited. Two circular rooms, 15ft diameter, connected by a steep, winding spiral staircase. Large groups need to be split into smaller groups of 20 max. Property is ideal for picnics

Contact Sara Szwer, Custodian T 01600 719241 F 01600 719241 E sara.szwer@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Kymin, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 3SE

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National Trust for Groups Wales Properties with limited availability for groups

Stackpole Estate near Pembroke, Pembrokeshire ORGPASNrmC7F4L Building 3 Grounds 1j The former limestone quarry, situated on the Stackpole Estate, can be hired for day time activities including climbing and abseiling for novices. Max. size 50. Note: groups must provide adequate supervision at all times and at an appropriate level for the activities being undertaken. For climbing and abseiling, supervisors must be suitably experienced and hold a recognised qualification. Accessible for wheelchair users. Narrow lanes with passing places makes access to car parks difficult for coaches

Contact Stackpole Estate Office T 01646 661359 E stackpole@nationaltrust.org.uk A Stackpole Quarry, Stackpole Estate, Old Home Farm Yard, Stackpole, nr Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5DQ

Tudor Merchant’s House Tenby, Pembrokeshire HEL45 Building 0 This late 15th-century town house, furnished to re-create family life in Tudor times, was built when Tenby was a thriving trading port. Note: No WC. Large groups may need to be split into smaller groups. Max. size 30. Adult group admission price £2.55

Contact Alyson Bush, Custodian T 01834 842279 E tudormerchantshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk A Tudor Merchant’s House, Quay Hill, Tenby, Pembrokeshire SA70 7BX

Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant Betws-y-Coed, Conwy HAm7F4 Building 01 Grounds 3 Traditional stone-built upland farmhouse set in the heart of the beautiful Wybrnant Valley. Birthplace of the first translator of the Bible into Welsh. Note: No access for coaches. 33-seater minibuses welcome. Tel. to arrange access. Max. 20 in house at any one time. Large groups may need to be split

Contact

Wil Roberts, Custodian T 01690 760213 A Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy LL25 0HJ

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Northern Ireland Days out for groups 2010


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Lots of ‘news’ at Rowallane Garden: Groups can now follow a new Farmland Trail, pick up a bargain at the new second-hand Garden Book Shop and watch the potter at work at the new Garden Pottery. Tune in to a Musical House Tour at The Argory: By special request groups can enjoy the wonderful sounds of the cabinet barrel organ echo around the mansion as they learn about four generations of McGeough family treasures. Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds starts growing on groups: Take a Tour with the Head Gardener and then take a little time to purchase a plant in the new outdoor plant sales area or browse through the garden shop. New guided tour of Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House reveals eccentric ancestry: The dramatic setting of the 18th-century ruins, perched on a cliff edge, reflects the personality of its fabulously flamboyant creator, Earl Bishop of Derry. Learn more about its colourful history on a new guided group tour. A refreshing addition to Divis and the Black Mountain: At the newly-restored Long Barn, groups who love the great outdoors can now enjoy a well-earned rest and some refreshments after a guided walk.

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Castle Coole, Co. Fermanagh Groups can experience life as it was upstairs and downstairs at this stunning 18th-century mansion. See how the servants’ tunnel and the historic basement compares to the stately grandeur of the Neo-classical mansion. Don’t miss: The Castle Coole basement – Upstairs, Downstairs Guided Tours. Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Co. Londonderry Take a stroll around the stunning landscape of Downhill Demesne with its sheltered gardens, cliff top walks, dramatic ruins and classical temple. Don’t miss: Guided tours of the Demesne ruins, Mussenden Temple and Downhill Ounces, returned to Lion’s Gate in 2009. Rowallane Garden, Co. Down Connoisseurs of rare plants, expert horticulturists and those who simply like to wander through a beautiful landscape will appreciate this delightful intimate and informal garden which includes a walled garden and natural rock garden. Don’t miss: The annual display of rhododendrons and azaleas, or the Rowallane Tree Trail.


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lunch stops Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Co. Down The Bay Restaurant provides a welcoming space for groups to enjoy home-cooked hot and cold meals made from delicious, locally sourced produce. The Argory, Co. Armagh Lady Ada’s Tea-Room promises groups a homely atmosphere and a delicious menu featuring a selection of light lunches, scones and tray bakes. Rowallane Garden, Co. Down The wonderful aroma of homemade soup awaits visitors making a refreshment stop at the lovely Garden Kitchen. Afternoon cakes and treats are also available for those with a sweet tooth!

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Group discounts apply to groups of 15 or more unless otherwise stated. Prices shown include this discount where applicable. Special interest tours, introductory talks/coach welcome must be requested when booking (subject to availability, additional charges may apply). Visitors with disabilities: For a copy of a guide giving information on access to National Trust properties call 0844 800 1895. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of going to press, October 2009, but changes may occur to property information over the duration of this guide. Cover: The Argory. NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel.

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The Argory Dungannon, County Armagh HOGAsrmC8FE5 Grounds 1j This handsome 1820s house is unchanged since 1900. The cluttered interiors evoke the Bond family’s Edwardian taste and interests, and include a barrel organ that is played occasionally for musical house tours. The beautiful estate offers a wonderful Rose Garden with sundial, as well as woodland and riverside walks for all ages. There are also amazing displays of snowdrops and spring flowers.

Contact

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Harry Patterson, Property Manager T 028 8778 4753 F 028 8778 9598 E argory@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 15mins. Guided tour only. Introductory talk. Guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: The Fine Furniture Tour£. Musical Heritage Tour£

Location The Argory, 144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, Dungannon, County Armagh, BT71 6NA. 4 miles from Charlemont, 3 miles from M1, exit 13 or 14 (signposted). Coaches must use exit 13; weight restrictions at Bond’s Bridge

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds from visitor reception. Drop off point available outside mansion

Catering Lady Ada’s Tea-room, assisted service, 52 covers. Light lunches and afternoon teas available. All produce baked on the premises. Out of hours catering available. Groups must pre-book catering

Attractions nearby Ardress House, Armagh Cathedrals, Armagh Museum, Armagh Observatory, The Navan Centre, The Palace Stables

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Carrick-a-Rede Ballintoy, County Antrim Srm7F4D Grounds 03jE Take the rope bridge challenge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly cliff top experience. Set on the North Antrim Coast Road, amid unrivalled coastal scenery, the 30m-deep and 20m-wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge that was traditionally erected by salmon fishermen. Visitors bold enough to cross from the cliffs to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic bird-watching, and splendid views to Rathlin and the Scottish islands. Note: maximum of eight people on bridge at any one time. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear is recommended. During the height of the season, timed tickets may be in operation and visitor numbers may be restricted to access and cross the rope bridge. Drivers/guides/leaders are requested to contact reception on arrival to issue group tickets (15+). These tickets must be surrendered at reception on payment (including passengers who do not wish to cross the bridge)

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Caroline Redmond, Visitor Reception Manager T 028 2076 9839 E carrickarede@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk£. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: Tour of Times Gone By£. Carrick Island Adventure£

Location Carrick-a-Rede, 119a Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, County Antrim, BT54 6LS. On B15, 7 miles east of Bushmills, 5 miles west of Ballycastle. Giant’s Causeway 7 miles

Coaches Coach parking, 250yds from tea-room. All coaches are required to park in the lower section of the main car park

Catering New extended tea-room now available providing a range of light refreshments. Selfservice. 40 covers. Tea-room offers excellent views across to Rathlin Island

Attractions nearby Ballycastle & Cushendall, Bushmills Distillery, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Dunluce Castle (ruins), Giant’s Causeway, Glens of Antrim, Hezlett House

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Castle Coole Enniskillen, County Fermanagh HOPsrmC78FgLD Building 03E Grounds 3j One of the finest Neo-classical houses in Ireland, built by James Wyatt in the late 18th century. The guided tour shows the opulent Regency interior, furnishings and the state bedroom prepared for George IV in 1821. The nearby servants’ tunnel, stable yard and ice-house are set within a stunning landscape park.

Contact

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Robin Cornell, House Steward T 028 6632 2690 F 028 6632 5665 E castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£

Location Castle Coole, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 6JY. 1½ miles south-east of Enniskillen on Belfast–Enniskillen road (A4)

Tea-room (NT-approved concession), assisted service, 30 covers in Tallow House. Set menu, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables

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Coach parking beside shop and tea-room, 200yds from mansion. Drop-off point in front of mansion

Belleek Pottery, Crom, Devenish Island, Enniskillen Castle, Florence Court, Marble Arch Caves

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Admission by guided tour (last tour one hour before closing). Open BH Mons and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland incl. 17 March. Tea-room and shop open as house, but closes 5 Admission: Groups £4.50. Group visits outside normal opening hours £7

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Castle Ward Downpatrick, County Down HOMIFGPASNsrmC78F4gL45 Building 03E Grounds 03j This mid-Georgian mansion is an architectural curiosity of its time, built in two distinct architectural styles: Classical and Gothic. The Victorian laundry, playroom, corn mill and sawmill give the full flavour of how the estate worked. Castle Ward demesne covers 332ha (820 acres) of woodland, farmland and gardens, including 14 miles of waymarked walks. Note: max. 2 groups per day during opening hours. The property may be accessed outside of regular opening hours. There are many special events scheduled throughout the year, telephone for more details

Contact Jacqueline Baird, Visitor Services Manager T 028 4488 1204 F 028 4488 1729 E castleward@nationaltrust.org.uk A County Down BT30 7LS

Location Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 7LS. 7 miles north-east of Downpatrick, 1½ miles west of Strangford village on A25, on south shore of Strangford Lough, entrance by Ballyculter Lodge. Sat Nav: is incorrect, once on the Strangford Road follow signs for Castle Ward only

Coaches Coach parking. Drop-off point, 100yds

Visit Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only.

On-board coach welcome£. Introductory talk£. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Curious and Captivating Anne and Bernard£ . Meet Mary Ward£

Catering The Stableyard tea-room, self-service, up to 70 covers. Menu of light refreshments - scones, soup and sandwiches. Out of hours catering available plus choice of private function rooms for groups up to 100 persons. Pre-booking for large groups essential

Attractions nearby Castle Espie (WWT), Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Murlough National Nature Reserve, Quoile Castle, Rowallane Garden, St Patrick’s Grave Site, St Patrick’s Visitor Centre, Saul, Strangford Lough

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Admission by guided tour (timed tickets only) Last house tour one hour before closing. Open BH Mons and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland incl. 17 March. Corn mill operates on Suns during open season. Tea-room and shop open as house. Bookshop: open daily April to Sept, 1 to 5. For Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre opening times telephone 028 4488 1411 Admission: Grounds and Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre: Groups £3.90. Group visits outside normal opening hours £5.50. House Tour: Groups £2.20. Out of hours: Groups £3.80

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Crom Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh OPANsmC7F4g5 Building 3E Grounds 3j7 Set in a romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of Ireland’s most important nature conservation areas with many rare species. Note: the 19th-century castle is private and not open to the public. Seven award-winning holiday cottages, with a courtyard setting, are also available for hire

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Alison Graham, Visitor Facilities Manager T 028 6773 8118 E alison.graham@nationaltrust.org.uk A County Fermanagh

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Sieges, Struggles and Serenity£

Location

Little Orchard Tea-room, 50 covers, group booking essential. Private room, out of hours catering available

Crom, Upper Lough Erne, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, BT92 8AP. 3 miles west of Newtownbutler, on Newtownbutler–Crom road, or follow signs from Lisnaskea (7 miles). Crom is next to the Shannon–Erne waterway. Public jetty at visitor centre

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Attractions nearby Castle Archdale, Castle Coole, Enniskillen Castle, Florence Court, Lough Navar, Marble Arch Caves

Coach parking, 100yds from visitor centre

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Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House Castlerock, County Londonderry COIGASmC7F Building 1 Grounds 3 Discover the striking 18th-century mansion of the eccentric Earl Bishop that now lies in ruins, and explore the romantic Mussenden Temple precariously perched on the cliff edge. Enjoy the fabulous walks and views over Ireland’s North Coast. Guided tours now available for groups if pre-booked. Note: admission charge at both the Lions Gate and Bishops Gate entrances. Suitable footwear advisable for walking

Contact

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Visitor Reception Manager T 028 7084 8728 E lisa.mccook@nationaltrust.org.uk A Hezlett House, 107 Sea Road, Castlerock, County Londonderry BT51 4TW

Average length of visit: 1hr. Guided tour£. Special interest tours: The Bishop’s Tour£

Location Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Mussenden Road, Castlerock, County Londonderry, BT51 4RP. 1 mile west of Castlerock and 5 miles west of Coleraine on Coleraine–Downhill coast road (A2)

Catering No catering available, nearest catering establishments located in Castlerock

Attractions nearby Benone Strand, Binevenagh View Point, Carrick-a-Rede, Giant’s Causeway, Hezlett House, Martello Tower

Coaches No coach parking. Drop-off point 400yds. Nearest parking: Bishop’s Gate entrance, 400yds from Lion’s Gate car park. Minibus parking at Lion’s Gate car park only

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Florence Court Enniskillen, County Fermanagh HOGPsrmC78F4gL5D Building 03E Grounds 3j7 This 18th-century house and demesne, set against the stunning backdrop of the Cuilcagh Mountains, was the home of the Earls of Enniskillen and is one of the most important houses in Ulster. The house tour includes the lively rococo decoration, fine Irish furniture and service quarters.

Contact

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Kate McAloon, Visitor Services Manager T 028 6634 8249 F 028 6634 8873 E florencecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. Guided tour only. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Flames of Fire£. Upstairs Downstairs£

Location Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT92 1DB. 8 miles south-west of Enniskillen via A4 Sligo road and A32 Swanlinbar road, 4 miles from Marble Arch Caves

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds from visitor reception. Drop-off point close to visitor reception

Catering Stables Restaurant (NT-approved concession), self-service, 60 covers. Set menu & homemade produce, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables. Private hire available of Colonel’s Room & Pavilion Room

Attractions nearby Belleek Pottery, Castle Coole, Crom, Devenish Island, Enniskillen Castle, Marble Arch Caves

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This World Heritage Site enjoys international acclaim for its outstanding natural beauty, scientific interest and accumulation of age-old traditions. Resulting from lava eruptions over 60 million years ago, the Giant’s Causeway has attracted visitors for centuries and many rich traditions have grown in explanation of its strange rock formations. Its great variety of habitats support a high diversity of plants and animals that may be easily enjoyed from the North Antrim coastal path. Note: the car park and tourist information centre are owned and operated by Moyle District Council. Please note this is liable to change with the development of a new Visitor Experience in 2010

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Group Bookings Co-ordinator T 028 2073 1582 F 028 2073 2963 E james.milliken@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talkÂŁ. Guided tourÂŁ. Out of hours toursÂŁ. Special interest tours: A Step Back in TimeÂŁ

Location Giant’s Causeway, 44a Causeway Road, Bushmills, County Antrim, BT57 8SU. On B146 Causeway–Dunseverick road 2 miles east of Bushmills

Coaches Coach parking, 100yds. Parking controlled by Moyle District Council - charge applies. Please note this is liable to change with the development of a new visitor centre which will commence 2010

Catering Tea-room, self-service, 80 covers. Please note this is liable to change due to development of new visitor centre in 2010. Please contact property directly

Attractions nearby Bushmills Distillery, Carrick-a-Rede, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Dunluce Castle (ruins), Hezlett House

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Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds Newtownards, County Down HOGsrmC78F4gEL5 Building 01E Grounds 3j7 The famous gardens at Mount Stewart were planted in the 1920s by Lady Londonderry. The magnificent series of outdoor ‘rooms’ and vibrant parterres contain many rare plants that thrive in the mild climate of the Ards Peninsula. There are dramatic views over Strangford Lough from the Temple of the Winds. The gift shop has been extended and offers a range of local craft products whilst the new plant shop is a haven for gardeners. guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: A World in Your Garden£. Opening Pandora’s Box£. Mythology in the Garden£. From Hambletonian to Fighting Charlie£

Contact Sarah Sharp, Visitor Services Assistant T 028 4278 8387 F 028 4278 8569 E sarah.sharp@nationaltrust.org.uk

Location Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Portaferry Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 2AD. 15 miles south-east of Belfast on Newtownards–Portaferry road, A20, 5 miles south-east of Newtownards

Coaches Coach parking, 200yds from visitor reception. Drop-off point, 50yds

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Catering Bay Restaurant (licensed), 60 covers. Serving main and light meals using finest local ingredients. Set menu, private room, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Castle Ward, Divis and the Black Mountain, Exploris Aquarium, Patterson’s Spade Mill, Rowallane Garden, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

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Open BH Mons and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland, incl. 17 March. House: admission by guided tour (timed tickets only); last admission one hour before closing. Lakeside gardens closed 25 and 26 Dec. Telephone for shop and restaurant opening times Admission: House tour and gardens Groups £6.10. Group visits outside normal opening hours £8.30 Gardens only Groups £4.60. Group visits outside normal opening hours £6.10

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Patterson’s Spade Mill Templepatrick, County Antrim OMIsmC78F4 Building 3E Grounds 3 The last surviving water-driven spade mill in Ireland is popular with all ages. Hear and smell the grit on a guided tour of traditional spade-making, including the history and culture of the humble turf and garden spade. You can purchase one of only 150 handmade spades each year. Note: max. 35 per tour

Contact

Catering

Colin Dawson, Spade Maker T 028 9443 3619 E pattersons@nationaltrust.org.uk

No catering available on site. Nearest catering establishments include Templeton Hotel and Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick

Location

Attractions nearby

Patterson’s Spade Mill, 751 Antrim Road, Templepatrick, County Antrim, BT39 0AP. 2 miles north-east of Templepatrick on Antrim– Belfast road, A6; M2 exit 4

Belfast City, Belfast Zoo, Divis and the Black Mountain, Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Rowallane Garden, Springhill, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Coaches Coach parking, 20yds from mill

Visit Average length of visit: 1hr. Admission by guided tour. On-board coach welcome£. Introductory talk£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Digging up the Past£

Opening times, information and admission 13 Mar–31 May 2 Apr–11 Apr 2 Jun–30 Aug 4 Sep–26 Sep

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Rowallane Garden County Down Grm7F4 Grounds 3E A unique and natural landscape garden of trees and shrubs, containing many exotic species from around the world. Rowallane Garden has magnificent displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and herbaceous plants. The walled garden has mixed borders which include the National Collection of Penstemons; there are also several areas managed as wildflower meadows. Note: tea-room has limited opening hours, please contact property for details

Contact

Visit

Averil Milligan, Head Gardener T 028 9751 0131 F 028 9751 1242 E rowallane@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 2hrs. On-board coach welcome. Introductory talk. Guided tour£. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Behind the Garden Wall£. Special Head Gardener Tour£

Location Rowallane Garden, Saintfield, County Down, BT24 7LH. 11 miles south-east of Belfast, 1 mile south of Saintfield, on road to Downpatrick (A7). Sat Nav: incorrect from Saintfeld – Rowallane Garden is one mile from Saintfield village off A7

Catering Tea-room (NT-approved concession), selfservice, 30 covers. Catering must be prebooked. Please contact the property for details of tea-room opening times

Coaches

Attractions nearby

Coach parking, 300yds. Entrance is through a tree-lined avenue with sharp bends

Castle Ward, Castlewellan Forest Park, Delamont Country Park, Down County Museum, Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds, Patterson’s Spade Mill, St Patrick’s Centre, St. Patrick’s Visitor Centre

Opening times, information and admission 2 Jan–28 Feb 1 Mar–30 Apr 1 May–31 Aug 1 Sep–31 Oct 1 Nov–31 Dec

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Closed 1 Jan, 25 and 26 Dec. Please contact the property for tea-room opening times Admission: Groups £3.90. Group visits outside normal opening hours £5.50

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Springhill Magherafelt, County Londonderry HOGPsrmC8FEL45 Building 0E An atmospheric 17th-century ‘plantation’ home set in attractive grounds and one of the prettiest houses in Ulster. The house tour takes in the exceptional library, Conyngham family furniture, gun room, nursery, resident ghost and the award-winning costume exhibition which has some fine 18th- to 20th-century Irish pieces.

Contact

Visit

Patricia Law, Property Manager T 028 8674 8210 E springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr 30mins. Admission by guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Fantastic Fashions£. Shocks and Surprises£

Location Springhill, 20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, Magherafelt, County Londonderry, BT45 7NQ. 1 mile from Moneymore on Moneymore– Coagh road, B18

Coaches Coach parking, 50yds from house. Drop-off point 20yds from House (only for disabled and elderly)

Catering Tea-room, waitress service, 20 covers in Servants’ Hall, serving cream teas. Private room, out of hours catering available. Groups can reserve tables

Attractions nearby Bellaghy Bawn, Coyles Cottage, Drum Manor Forest Park, Gray’s Printing Press, Moneymore Model Village, Ulster American Folk Park, Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Opening times, information and admission Grounds

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Admission by guided tour to house. Open BH Mons and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland, incl. 17 March. Last admission one hour before closing. Telephone property for shop and tea-room opening arrangements Admission: Groups £5.25. Group visits outside normal opening hours £7.20

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Wellbrook Beetling Mill Cookstown, County Tyrone MIAsm8Fg Building 01 Grounds 03 Linen manufacture was of major importance in 18th-century Ireland and beetling was the final stage in the production process. This water-powered hammer mill has its original machinery still in working order and there is a ‘hands-on’ demonstration of how linen was manufactured in the 19th century. The mill is situated in an attractive glen through which there are beautiful walks. Interesting tours about the mill can be booked for group visits.

Contact

Visit

Patricia Law, Property Manager T 028 8674 8210 E springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Average length of visit: 1hr. Admission by guided tour. Out of hours tours£. Special interest tours: Spinning a Yarn£

Location

Catering

Wellbrook Beetling Mill, 20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, County Tyrone, BT80 9RY. 4 miles west of Cookstown, ½ mile off Cookstown-Omagh road (A505): from Cookstown turn right at Kildress Parish Church or follow Orritor Road (A53) to avoid town centre

Catering available on request. Convenient resturants are the Tullylagan Country House Hotel and Otter Lodge both in nearby Cookstown

Coaches Coach parking, 30yds from mill. Drop-off point available

Attractions nearby Bellaghy Bawn, Coyles Cottage, Drum Manor Forest Park, Gray’s Printing Press, Moneymore Model Village, Springhill, Ulster American Folk Park

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Admission by guided tour. Open BH Mons and all other public holidays in Northern Ireland incl. 17 March. Last admission one hour before closing. Telephone for shop opening arrangements Admission: Groups £3.40. Group visits outside normal opening hours £5.00

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National Trust for Groups Northern Ireland Properties with limited availability for groups

Ardress House Portadown, County Armagh HFGAsmF Building 0E Grounds 1j An elegant 17th-century farmhouse including Adam-style drawing room, fine furniture and paintings. Also features an attractive garden with woodland and riverside walks.

Contact Harry Patterson, Property Manager T 028 8778 4753 F 028 8778 9598 E ardress@nationaltrust.org.uk A The Argory, 144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, Dungannon, Co. Armagh BT71 6NA

Divis and the Black Mountain Belfast, County Antrim RFAm7Fg4 Visitor Centre 1 Mountain 3 A mosaic of upland heath and blanket bog - home to a wealth of flora, fauna and archaeological remains. Spectacular panoramic views over Belfast and beyond. Note: Long Barn visitor facilities available offering interpretation, toilets, tea/coffee and WCs with changing area. Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear essential

Contact Dermot McCann, Divis Warden T 028 9082 5434 E dermot.mccann@nationaltrust.org.uk A 12 Divis Road, Belfast, Co. Down BT17 0NG

Gray’s Printing Press Strabane, County Tyrone OIF4 Building 01 An 18th-century printing press, where the printer of the American Declaration of Independence, learnt his trade. 19th-century hand-printing machines form the collection. Note: this property has limited opening hours, contact property for details

Contact Patricia Law, Property Manager T 028 8674 8210 E springhill@nationaltrust.org.uk A c/o Springhill House, 20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, County Tyrone BT45 7NQ

Murlough National Nature Reserve Dundrum, County Down RASNrmF Murlough is a beautiful dune landscape, fringing one of Northern Ireland’s most popular beaches and over looked by the rounded peaks of Mourne Mountains. Note: limited WC facilities, suitable outdoor clothing needed

Contact Malachy Martin, Area Warden T 028 4375 1467 E malachy.martin@nationaltrust.org.uk A Murlough National Nature Reserve, South Down Office, Murlough, Dundrum, Co. Down BT33 0NQ

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National Trust for Groups Northern Ireland Properties with limited availability for groups

Strangford Lough AN One of Europe’s most important wildlife sites. The Strangford Lough Visitor Centre is located in the grounds of the Castle Ward. Note: Wildlife Interpretation Centre at Mount Stewart and Castle Ward area open seasonally. Contact properties for opening times. Bothy and camping facilities on Salt Island are suitable for groups. Series of guided walks, talks and boat trips are available on request

Contact Craig McCoy, Area Warden T 07776 462537 E strangford@nationaltrust.org.uk A Strangford Lough, Strangford Lough Wildlife Scheme Office, Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, Co. Down BT30 7LS

Contact property direct for Opening Times and Admission Prices

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Index Properties by Themes


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Listed below are some of the major themes connected with National Trust properties. We have not included every relevant property under every heading but we have given some of the best examples. Taking a particular theme and grouping your visits to National Trust properties around subjects of interest, such as gardens, collections or famous people, can be a way of adding a new look to a visit. The National Trust has such a wide variety of properties that it is easy to find a theme for the particular interests of your group, and properties to fit your theme.

Index

Architectural Styles Armour Below Stairs Dairies Kitchens Larders Laundries Servants’ Quarters Castles & Fortified Buildings Chapels & Churches Film & Television at National Trust Properties Film Television Former Monasteries Furniture – English Furniture – French, 18th-century Ghosts

Castles & Fortified Buildings Allen Banks & Staward Gorge (medieval ruin) Bodiam Castle Castle Drogo Chirk Castle Compton Castle Corfe Castle Croft Castle Dunster Castle Lindisfarne Castle The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Penrhyn Castle Powis Castle & Garden St Michael's Mount Scotney Castle Garden & Estate Sizergh Castle & Garden Tattershall Castle

Armour Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Cotehele Hardwick Hall Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Powis Castle & Garden 2

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Glass Industrial Heritage Literary Connections Musical Instruments Notable Collections Carriages Ceramics Dolls, Doll’s Houses & Miniature Rooms Paintings Priests’ Holes Properties associated with famous people Properties by Century Properties with interesting collections Collections: General State Beds Tapestries, Embroideries & Needlework

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National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Rufford Old Hall Sizergh Castle & Garden Snowshill Manor

Former Monasteries Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Buckland Abbey Fountains Abbey Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House & Estate

Augustinian 13th-century Cistercian 13th-century 12th-century Augustinian

Chapels & Churches Alfriston Clergy House Baddesley Clinton Canons Ashby House Castle Drogo Chirk Castle Clevedon Court Clumber Park Compton Castle Cotehele Croft Castle Dunham Massey Erddig Farne Islands - Inner Farne Chapel Gibside – Chapel Ham House Ightham Mote Kedleston Hall Killerton Little Moreton Hall Lytes Cary Manor Moseley Old Hall Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Penrhyn Castle Petworth House & Park St Michael's Mount Sandham Memorial Chapel Sizergh Castle & Garden Staunton Harold Church Treasurer’s House, York Tyntesfield The Vyne Wimpole Hall

14th-century, 1st National Trust building in house in house

in house

in house in house in house in house Family mausoleum in house in house in house in house in house in house also ruined chapel in grounds in house Stanley Spencer

chapel in house chapel

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Priests’ Holes Baddesley Clinton Coughton Court Moseley Old Hall Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Scotney Castle Garden & Estate Speke Hall, Garden & Estate

Industrial Heritage Aberdulais Falls Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill The Argory Bateman’s Bembridge Windmill Birmingham Back to Backs Bourne Mill Castle Ward Conwy Suspension Bridge Cornish Mines & Engines Cragside House, Gardens & Estate Dolaucothi Gold Mines Dunham Massey – Mill Dunster Working Watermill Erddig Finch Foundry Florence Court George Stephenson's Birthplace Gondola Gray’s Printing Press Houghton Mill Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village The Levant Steam Engine Patterson’s Spade Mill Penrhyn Castle Quarry Bank Mill Souter Lighthouse South Foreland Lighthouse Stembridge Tower Mill Wellbrook Beetling Mill The White Cliffs of Dover Wimpole Home Farm

Below Stairs Dairies Ardress House Barrington Court Berrington Hall 4


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Calke Abbey Castle Ward Dyrham Park Lanhydrock Plas Newydd Shugborough Estate Uppark House & Garden Wimpole Home Farm

Kitchens Baddesley Clinton Barrington Court Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Buckland Abbey Calke Abbey Canons Ashby House Carlyle’s House Castle Drogo Castle Ward Charlecote Park Clandon Park Clevedon Court Compton Castle Cotehele Cragside Dunham Massey Dyrham Park East Riddlesden Hall Erddig Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Ham House Hardwick Hall Lanhydrock Osterley Park Penrhyn Castle Petworth House & Park Saltram Shaw's Corner Shugborough Estate Speke Hall, Garden & Estate Tatton Park Townend Wallington Washington Old Hall Wightwick Manor

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Larders Dunham Massey Farnborough Hall Ham House Kedleston Hall Lanhydrock Lyme Park Shaw's Corner Tyntesfield Uppark House & Garden Wimpole Hall

Laundries The Argory Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Berrington Hall Calke Abbey Castle Ward Charlecote Park Dunham Massey Erddig Killerton Kingston Lacy Ormesby Hall Shugborough Estate Springhill Townend Wallington

Servants’ Quarters Calke Abbey Castle Drogo Cragside Dunham Massey Erddig Lanhydrock Tyntesfield Uppark House & Garden

Properties associated with famous people Belton House Brownsea Island Buckland Abbey Canons Ashby House Chartwell Cherryburn Claydon House Clevedon Court 6

Edward VIII Robert Baden-Powell Sir Francis Drake, Sir Richard Grenville John Dryden, Samuel Richardson Sir Winston Churchill Thomas Bewick Florence Nightingale Alfred Tennyson


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Cliveden Clouds Hill Coleton Fishacre Compton Castle Corfe Castle Cragside Dunham Massey Farne Islands Flatford Mill Hardwick Hall Hughenden Manor Knole Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village Moseley Old Hall Mount Stewart House and Garden Petworth House & Park Plas Newydd Powis Castle & Garden Quebec House Red House Saltram Shugborough Estate Smallhythe Place Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant Waddesdon Manor Washington Old Hall Woolsthorpe Manor

Nancy, Lady Astor T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) D’Oyly Carte Sir Walter Ralegh Edward the Martyr Sir William Armstrong Haile Selassie Grace Darling John Constable Elizabeth Shrewsbury, Mary, Queen of Scots Benjamin Disraeli Vita Sackville-West William Henry Fox Talbot Charles II Lord Castlereagh J. M. W. Turner Lord (‘One Leg’) Anglesey Clive of India General Wolfe William Morris Sir Joshua Reynolds Admiral Anson Ellen Terry Bishop William Morgan Rothschild Family George Washington Isaac Newton

Literary Connections Bateman's Carlyle’s House Charlecote Park Chartwell Clevedon Court Coleridge Cottage Hardy's Cottage Hill Top Lamb House Max Gate Monk’s House Red House Shaw's Corner Sissinghurst Castle Garden Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant Uppark House & Garden Wordsworth House

Rudyard Kipling Thomas Carlyle William Shakespeare Sir Winston Churchill W. M. Thackeray Samuel Coleridge Thomas Hardy Beatrix Potter E. F. Benson, Henry James Thomas Hardy Virginia Woolf William Morris George Bernard Shaw Vita Sackville-West Bishop Morgan H. G. Wells William Wordsworth

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Properties with interesting collections Collections: General A la Ronde Cabinet of curiosities Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Clocks, silver Antony Gandharan sculpture Arlington Court Carriages, model ships, pewter, shells Attingham Park Pictures, silver Beningbrough Hall & Gardens National Portrait Gallery portraits Benthall Hall Caughley, Salopian Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Books Clevedon Court Eltonware, Nailsea glass Cotehele Arms, armour Dunham Massey Silver Dudmaston Contemporary art, botanical art Dyrham Park Delftware Erddig Family artefacts Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Dutch sea pictures Gawthorpe Hall Kay-Shuttleworth textiles, lace Gunby Hall English 18th-century glasses Hanbury Hall Dutch 17th-century flower paintings, English porcelain Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio Photographic collection 1920s–1980s Hardwick Hall Armour Kedleston Hall Indian artefacts Killerton Paulise de Bush costume collection Kingston Lacy Paintings, manuscripts, Egyptian items Knightshayes Court Majolica, paintings Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village Fox Talbot photographic museum Lyme Park Grinling Gibbons carvings, clocks Nostell Priory and Parkland Chippendale furniture Nunnington Hall Carlisle miniature rooms Overbeck’s Stuffed animals & insects Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Armour, Mary, Queen of Scots wall-hangings Penrhyn Castle Dolls, industrial railway locomotives Petworth House & Park Turner & Van Dyck paintings Plas Newydd Rex Whistler, military exhibitions Powis Castle & Garden Items associated with Clive of India Red House Arts & Crafts Rufford Old Hall Arms, armour Saltram Pictures, ceramics Smallhythe Place Ellen Terry memorabilia, theatrical costumes Snowshill Manor Nautical instruments, early bicycles Springhill Costume collection Sudbury Hall The National Trust Museum of Childhood Tatton Park Game trophies Trerice Lawnmowers Tyntesfield Victorian Gothic Upton House 18th-century furniture, porcelain, paintings 8


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Waddesdon Manor Wallington

18th-century decorative art, porcelain, books & Brussels tapestries Curiosities

Notable Collections Carriages Arlington Court Belton House Buckland Abbey Calke Abbey Charlecote Park Trelissick Garden Wallington

Ceramics Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Ascott Belton House Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Clandon Park Dyrham Park Fenton House Hanbury Hall Ickworth House, Park & Gardens Knightshayes Court Mompesson House Saltram Shugborough Estate Standen Sudbury Hall Tatton Park Trerice Upton House The Vyne Wallington Waddesdon Manor

Dolls, Doll’s Houses & Miniature Rooms Calke Abbey Erddig Ickworth House, Park & Gardens Nostell Priory and Parkland Nunnington Hall Overbeck’s Penrhyn Castle Rufford Old Hall Snowshill Manor Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood

Carlisle miniature rooms

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Townend Wallington

Furniture – English Basildon Park Belton House Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Clandon Park Dunham Massey East Riddlesden Hall Erddig Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Ham House Hardwick Hall Ickworth House, Park & Gardens Knole Little Moreton Hall Montacute House Nostell Priory and Parkland Petworth House & Park Polesden Lacey Powis Castle & Garden Red House Rufford Old Hall Saltram Shugborough Estate Stourhead Tatton Park Townend Treasurer's House, York Trerice Tyntesfield Uppark House & Garden The Vyne Wallington

Furniture – French, 18th-century Ascott Berrington Hall Polesden Lacey Shugborough Estate Waddesdon Manor

Ghosts Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Buckland Abbey Claydon House 10

Anne Boleyn Sir Francis Drake & hell hounds Sir Edmund Verney


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Clouds Hill Cotehele East Riddlesden Hall Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Fountains Abbey Ham House Hinton Ampner Garden Lamb House Lindisfarne Castle Lyme Park Rufford Old Hall St Michael’s Mount Scotney Castle Garden & Estate Speke Hall, Garden & Estate Springhill Treasurer's House, York Wallington Washington Old Hall

T. E. Lawrence Figures, music & herbal smell Woman in white, grey lady Mr Windham, previous owner Choir of monks Duchess of Lauderdale Noises in the night Old lady wearing mantilla St Cuthbert & various monks White lady & sound of bells Elizabeth Hesketh 2-metre-tall former prisoner Man in lake Woman in tapestry room People arguing Roman soldiers Birds against windows & breathing Unidentified grey lady

Glass Clevedon Court Gunby Hall Mompesson House Montacute House Sizergh Castle & Garden Tatton Park Treasurer's House, York Trerice The Vyne Wightwick Manor

Musical Instruments Erddig Fenton House Hatchlands Park Snowshill Manor Tyntesfield

Music room Benton Fletcher collection Cobbe collection

Paintings Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Attingham Park Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Castle Coole Chartwell Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Gawthorpe Hall Ickworth House, Park & Gardens Kingston Lacy 11


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Knightshayes Court Knole Montacute House Mount Stewart House and Garden Nostell Priory and Parkland Penrhyn Castle Saltram Sandham Memorial Chapel Stourhead Upton House Waddesdon Manor Wallington

State Beds Belton House Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Calke Abbey Canons Ashby House Castle Coole Clandon Park Dyrham Park Erddig Ham House Hardwick Hall Kedleston Hall Knole Montacute House Nostell Priory and Parkland Osterley Park Penrhyn Castle Petworth House & Park Powis Castle & Garden Sizergh Castle & Garden Sudbury Hall Wimpole Hall

Tapestries, Embroideries & Needlework Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Canons Ashby House Chirk Castle Cotehele East Riddlesden Hall Erddig Fenton House Gawthorpe Hall 12

Tapestries Tapestries and furnishings Tapestries Mortlake tapestries Tapestries and textiles 17th- and 18th-century needlework Tapestries Needlework pictures Embroideries


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Hardwick Hall Knole Montacute House Nostell Priory and Parkland Nunnington Hall Osterley Park Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Packwood House Speke Hall, Garden & Estate Tattershall Castle Trerice Tyntesfield Upton House The Vyne Wallington

Embroideries, tapestries Museum room with rare textiles Tapestries, hangings and samplers Brussels tapestries Tapestries Gobelins tapestries Tapestry/embroidery by Mary Queen of Scots Tapestries Flemish tapestries Tapestries Embroidered pictures Tapestries Brussels tapestries Tapestries Early 18th-century needlework panels

Film & Television at National Trust Properties Film Carrington (1995) The Duchess (2008) First Knight (1995) Harry Potter (2001 & 2005) Henry V (1989) Iris (2001) Johnny English (2002) The Libertine (2004) Mrs Brown (1997) Piccadilly Jim (2004) Pride & Prejudice (2005) Remains of the Day (1993) Room with a View (1985)

Upper Wharfedale Kedleston Ashridge Estate Lacock Abbey Birling Gap, East Sussex (Prologue) River Wey Navigation Hughenden Manor Montacute House, Charlecote Park Osterley House Claydon House Basildon Park, Stourhead Dyrham Park Emmetts Garden (Lucy's Engagement Party) Chiddingstone Village, Kent (Parish of Summer Street) The Secret Garden (1993) Fountains Hall, Fountains Abbey (Exterior of Misselthwaite Manor) Sense & Sensibility (1995) Saltram (Norland Park, the Dashwood’s home) Mompesson House (Mrs Jennings’ London Residence) Montacute House (Cleveland, the Palmers’ home) Shadowlands (1994) Brockhampton Estate Sleepy Hollow (2000) Ashridge Estate Ted and Sylvia (2002) Port Isaac, Port Gaverne The Three Musketeers (1993) Pentire Point, Cornwall. Grounds of Lanhydrock Thunderbirds (2004) Cliveden Twelfth Night (1996) Cotehele, Lanhydrock, St Michael’s Mount, Trerice Wuthering Heights (1992) The Great Barn, East Riddlesden Hall

Television Brideshead Revisited (1979) Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) Moll Flanders (1996)

Tatton Park (Interior of Brideshead, the Marchmains’ home) Peckover House (Montague Tigg’s House) The Fleece Inn, Worcestershire (The Blue Dragon, Mrs Lupin’s pub) Little Moreton Hall 13


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The Forsyte Saga (2001) Pride & Prejudice (1995)

Robin of Sherwood (1985) Servants (2003)

Nostell Priory, Lyme Park Lacock Village, Wiltshire (Village of Meryton) Belton House (Rosings, Lady Catherine de Burgh’s house) Lyme Park (Exterior of Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s House Sudbury Hall (Interior of Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s house) St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall Dyrham Park

Properties by Century Pre 10th-century Chedworth Roman Villa Dolaucothi Gold Mines Lundy Sutton Hoo

c. 300 c.AD75 Pre Neolithic 625

11th-century Corfe Castle

1086

12th-century Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden St Michael’s Mount

1132 1134

13th-century Buckland Abbey Coggeshall Grange Barn Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House & Estate Powis Castle & Garden

1278 c. 1200 1232 1201 c. 1250

14th-century Aberconwy House Alfriston Clergy House Bodiam Castle Brockhampton Estate Chartwell Chirk Castle Clevedon Court Compton Castle Great Coxwell Barn Holnicote Estate Ightham Mote Lyme Park Lytes Cary Manor Sizergh Castle & Garden Tintagel Old Post Office

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c. 1300 c. 1350 1385 1380 c. 1300 1310 c. 1320 c. 1300 c. 1300 c. 1300 1330 1398 c. 1300 c. 1350 c. 1390


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15th-century Baddesley Clinton Castle Ward Cotehele Coughton Court Great Chalfield Manor & Garden The Greyfriars King’s Head Knole Little Moreton Hall Oxburgh Hall, Garden & Estate Sissinghurst Castle Garden Tattershall Castle Tudor Merchant’s House

c. 1400 c. 1400 1485–1627 1409–1530 c. 1460 c. 1480 1455 1456 c. 1440 1482 c. 1490 c. 1433 c. 1485

16th-century Aberdulais Falls Avebury Manor & Garden Barrington Court Benthall Hall Canons Ashby House Charlecote Park Eastbury Manor House Elizabethan House Museum Flatford: Bridge Cottage Hardwick Hall Lavenham: The Guildhall of Corpus Christi Lindisfarne Castle Melford Hall Mottistone Manor Garden Newark Park Oakhurst Cottage Packwood House Rufford Old Hall Smallhythe Place Snowshill Manor Speke Hall, Gardens & Estate Sutton House Tintinhull Garden Trerice Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant The Vyne

1584 c. 1500 1570 c. 1500 c. 1550 c. 1500 c. 1557 1596 c. 1500 1597 1530 c. 1550 1578 c. 1500 1550 c. 1500 c. 1500 c. 1530 c. 1514 c. 1500 c. 1530 1535 c. 1500 1572 c. 1500 c. 1520

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17th-century Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Ardress House Ascott Bateman’s Beatrix Potter Gallery Belton House Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Boarstall Duck Decoy Carrick-a-Rede Chastleton House Croft Castle & Parkland Dinefwr Park & Castle Dudmaston Dunster Castle Dyrham Park East Riddlesden Hall Erddig Fenton House Gawthorpe Hall Greys Court Ham House Hill Top Kingston Lacy Lanhydrock Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate Lyveden New Bield Montacute House Moseley Old Hall Nunnington Hall Ormesby Hall Plas yn Rhiw River Wey & Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf Shugborough Springhill Sudbury Hall Townend Treasurer’s House Uppark House & Garden Upton House & Gardens Wallington Washington Old Hall Westbury Court Garden Wimpole Hall Woolsthorpe Manor

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1600 c. 1606 1634 c. 1600 c. 1685 1619 c. 1691 c. 1620 c. 1612 c. 1600 c. 1660 1695 c. 1600 1692 c. 1640 c. 1684 1686 c. 1600 c. 1600 1610 c. 1600 c. 1663 1640’s + 1800’s 1634 1600 1602 c. 1600 c. 1600 c. 1600 c. 1600 1653 c. 1693 1680 c. 1660 c. 1626 c. 1600 1690 1695 1688 c. 1625 1698 1642 c. 1623


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

18th-century A La Ronde 1795 Antony c. 1715 Attingham Park 1785 Basildon Park 1776 Bath Assembly Rooms 1771 Bembridge Windmill c. 1700 Beningbrough Hall & Gardens 1716 Berrington Hall 1778 Blewcoat School Gift Shop c. 1709 Buscot Park 1783 Calke Abbey 1704 Carlyle’s House 1708 Castle Coole 1798 Cherryburn c. 1700 Clandon Park 1730 Claremont Landscape Garden c. 1720 Claydon House 1757 Clumber Park c. 1700 The Courts Garden 18th-century – c. 1720 (House); 1900–1930 (Garden) Croome Park c. 1751 Dunster Working Watermill c. 1700 Farnborough Hall c. 1730 Florence Court c. 1756 George Stephenson’s Birthplace c. 1760 Gibside c. 1750 Gray’s Printing Press 1760 Greenway 1792 Gunby Hall 1700 Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel 1700 Hanbury Hall 1701 Hatchlands Park 1756 Hinton Ampner c. 1700 Houghton Mill c. 1750 Hughenden Manor c. 1700 Ickworth House, Park & Garden 1795 Kedleston Hall 1765 Killerton 1779 The Kymin 1794 Lamb House 1723 Llanerchaeron c. 1790 Mompesson House 1701 Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne 1785 Newtown Old Town Hall c. 1700 Nostell Priory and Parkland Osterley Park 1761 Peckover House & Garden 1722 17


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

Plas Newydd Prior Park Landscape Garden Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate Quebec House Rievaulx Terrace & Temples Saltram Sheffield Park Garden Stourhead Stowe Landscape Gardens Tatton Park Wimpole Home Farm Winchester City Mill

Interiors restyled in 1930s by 6th Marquess 1764 1784 c. 1700 1750 c. 1750 c. 1700 c. 1725 c. 1700 c. 1780 1794 1744

19th-century The Argory Arlington Court & The National Trust’s Carriage Collection Birmingham Back to Backs Bodnant Garden Colby Woodland Garden Coleridge Cottage Conwy Suspension Bridge Cornish Mines & Engines Cragside Glendurgan Garden Gondola Hardy’s Cottage Knightshayes Court Levant Mine & Beam Engine Max Gate The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Penrhyn Castle Polesden Lacey Red House Rowallane Garden Souter Lighthouse South Foreland Lighthouse Standen Sudbury Hall Sunnycroft Trengwainton Garden Waddesdon Manor Wellbrook Beetling Mill Wightwick Manor The Workhouse, Southwell

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1820 1830-1833 1802-1835 c. 1870 c. 1802 c. 1800 1826 c. 1887 1863 c. 1820 1859 1800 1869 1840 1885 1862 1840 c. 1820 1859 1860 1871 1843 1892 c. 1880 1875 c. 1820 c. 1870 1830 1887 1824


National Trust for Groups Properties by Themes

20th-century Castle Drogo 1910–1930 Coleton Fishacre 1925–1926 20 Forthlin Road, Allerton c. 1949 Hidcote Manor Garden 1907 Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio c. 1900 Mendips c. 1930 Nymans Garden Garden (Messel Family) late 19th century, early 20th century Overbeck’s 1913 Sandham Memorial Chapel 1926 Shaw’s Corner 1902 Mr Straw’s House 1905 The Weir c. 1920 2 Willow Road 1939 Winkworth Arboretum c. 1930

Architectural Styles

Although there is a certain amount of overlap as new styles and fashions replace existing ones, the dates of principal architectural styles are broadly as follows: Tudor/Elizabethan 1485–1603 Jacobean/Baroque 1603–1625 Classicism 1616–1700 Carolean 1660–1689 William & Mary 1689–1702 Queen Anne 1702–1714 Palladian/Rococo 1710–1760 Georgian 1714–1830 Neo-classical 1750–1800 Regency 1800–1820 Late Georgian 1820–1837 Victorian 1837–1900 Edwardian 1900–1910

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National Trust for Groups Alphabetical Property Index

Key Devon & Cornwall Wessex London & South

D&C ■ WX ■ L&S ■

South East East of England East Midlands Region

A

A La Ronde Aberconwy House Aberdulais Falls Acorn Bank Garden & Watermill Alfriston Clergy House Allen Banks & Staward Gorge Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill Antony Ardress House The Argory Arlington Court Ascott Attingham Park Avebury & Avebury Manor & Garden

B

Baddesley Clinton Barrington Court Basildon Park Bateman’s Bath Assembly Rooms The Beatles’ Childhood Homes Beatrix Potter Gallery Belton House Bembridge Windmill Beningbrough Hall & Gardens Benthall Hall Berrington Hall Biddulph Grange Garden Birmingham Back to Backs Blickling Hall, Garden & Park Boarstall Duck Decoy Bodiam Castle Bodnant Garden Box Hill Brockhampton Estate Brownsea Island Buckland Abbey Buscot Park

C

Calke Abbey Canons Ashby House Carding Mill Valley & the Shropshire Hills Carlyle’s House Carrick-a-Rede Castle Coole Castle Drogo Castle Ward Charlecote Park Chartwell Chastleton House Chedworth Roman Villa Cherryburn Chilterns Gateway Centre

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SE ■ EE ■ EM ■

WM ■ West Midlands North West NW ■ Yorkshire & North East YN ■

Wales Northern Ireland

Page

D&C ■ 6 WL ■ 17 WL ■ 5 NW ■ 20 SE ■ 26 YN ■ 20 EE ■ 5 D&C ■ 7 NI ■ 18 NI ■ 5 D&C ■ 8 L&S ■ 5 WM ■ 7 WX ■ 5 WM ■ 8 WX ■ 6 L&S ■ 6 SE ■ 5 WX ■ 23 NW ■ 5 NW ■ 6 EM ■ 5 L&S ■ 29 YN ■ 5 WM ■ 21 WM ■ 9 WM ■ 10 WM ■ 21 EE ■ 6 L&S ■ 29 SE ■ 6 WL ■ 6 SE ■ 26 WM ■ 21 WX ■ 7 D&C ■ 9 L&S ■ 29 EM ■ 6 EM ■ 7 WM ■ 21 L&S ■ 7 NI ■ 6 NI ■ 7 D&C ■ 10 NI ■ 8 WM ■ 11 SE ■ 7 L&S ■ 8 WX ■ 8 YN ■ 6 EE ■ 18

Region

Chirk Castle Clandon Park Claremont Landscape Garden Claydon House Clevedon Court Cliveden Clouds Hill Clumber Park Coggeshall Grange Barn Colby Woodland Garden Coleridge Cottage Coleton Fishacre Compton Castle Conwy Suspension Bridge Corfe Castle Cornish Mines & Engines Cotehele Coughton Court The Courts Garden Cragside Croft Castle & Parkland Crom Croome Park

D

Dinefwr Park & Castle Divis and the Black Mountain Dolaucothi Gold Mines Downhill Demesne and Hazlett House Dudmaston Estate Dunham Massey Dunstable Downs Dunster Castle Dunster Working Watermill Dunwich Heath: Coastal Centre and Beach Dyrham Park

E

Eastbury Manor House East Riddlesden Hall Elizabethan House Museum Emmetts Garden Erddig

F

Farnborough Hall Farne Islands Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Park Fenton House Finch Foundry Flatford: Bridge Cottage The Fleece Inn Florence Court Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

WL ■ NI ■

Page

WL ■ 7 SE ■ 8 SE ■ 9 L&S ■ 9 WX ■ 23 L&S ■ 10 WX ■ 23 EM ■ 8 EE ■ 18 WL ■ 8 WX ■ 23 D&C ■ 11 D&C ■ 24 WL ■ 17 WX ■ 9 D&C ■ 24 D&C ■ 12 WM ■ 12 WX ■ 24 YN ■ 7 WM ■ 13 NI ■ 9 WM ■ 14 WL ■ 9 NI ■ 18 WL ■ 10 NI WM NW EE WX WX

■ 10 ■ 22 ■ 7 ■ 18 ■ 10 ■ 24

EE ■ 18 WX ■ 11 L&S YN EE SE WL

■ 11 ■ 8 ■ 19 ■ 10 ■ 11

WM ■ 22 YN ■ 20 EE ■ 7 L&S ■ 12 D&C ■ 24 EE ■ 8 WM ■ 23 NI ■ 11 YN ■ 9


National Trust for Groups Alphabetical Property Index

Region

G

Gawthorpe Hall George Stephenson’s Birthplace Giant’s Causeway Gibside Glendurgan Garden Gondola Godolphin Gray’s Printing Press Great Chalfield Manor & Garden Greenway Greys Court The Greyfriars Gunby Hall Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel

H

Ham House & Garden Hanbury Hall Hardcastle Crags Hardwick Hall Mr Hardman’s Photographic Studio Hardy’s Cottage Hatchlands Park Hatfield Forest Heelis Hidcote Manor Garden Hill Top Hinton Ampner Holnicote Estate The Homewood Houghton Mill Hughenden Manor

I

Ickworth House, Park & Gardens Ightham Mote Ilam Park and South Peak Estate

K

Kedleston Hall Killerton King’s Head Kingston Lacy Knightshayes Court Knole The Kymin

Page

NW ■ 8 YN ■ 20 NI ■ 12 YN ■ 10 D&C ■ 13 NW ■ 9 D&C ■ 25 NI ■ 18 WX ■ 24 D&C ■ 14 L&S ■ 13 WM ■ 23 EM ■ 17 EM ■ 17 L&S WM YN EM NW WX SE EE WX WX NW L&S WX SE EE L&S

■ 14 ■ 15 ■ 20 ■ 9 ■ 10 ■ 24 ■ 11 ■ 18 ■ 25 ■ 12 ■ 11 ■ 15 ■ 25 ■ 26 ■ 19 ■ 16

EE ■ 9 SE ■ 12 EM ■ 18 EM ■ 10 D&C ■ 15 L&S ■ 29 WX ■ 13 D&C ■ 16 SE ■ 13 WL ■ 17

L

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village Lamb House Lanhydrock Lavenham: Guildhall Levant Mine & Beam Engine Lindisfarne Castle Little Moreton Hall Llanerchaeron Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate Longshaw Estate Lundy Lydford Gorge

WX ■ 14 SE ■ 26 D&C ■ 17 EE ■ 10 D&C ■ 25 YN ■ 11 NW ■ 12 WL ■ 12 WX ■ 25 EM ■ 18 D&C ■ 25 D&C ■ 18

Region

Lyme Park Lytes Cary Manor Lyveden New Bield

M

Max Gate Melford Hall Mompesson House Monk’s House Montacute House Moseley Old Hall Mottisfont Mottistone Manor Garden Mount Stewart House & Garden Murlough National Nature Reserve Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne

Page

NW ■ 13 WX ■ 25 EM ■ 11 WX EE WX SE WX WM L&S L&S NI NI

■ 26 ■ 11 ■ 15 ■ 26 ■ 16 ■ 16 ■ 17 ■ 18 ■ 13 ■ 18

NI

■ 13

L&S WX L&S YN YN SE

■ 19 ■ 26 ■ 30 ■ 12 ■ 13 ■ 14

N

The Needles Old Battery and New Battery Newark Park Newtown Old Town Hall Nostell Priory and Parkland Nunnington Hall Nymans Garden

O

Oakhurst Cottage Orford Ness National Nature Reserve Ormesby Hall Osterley Park & House Overbeck’s Oxburgh Hall

P

Packwood House Patterson’s Spade Mill Paycocke’s Peckover House & Garden Penrhyn Castle Petworth House & Park Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens Plas yn Rhiw Polesden Lacey Powis Castle & Garden Prior Park Landscape Garden

Q

Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate Quebec House

R

Rainham Hall Red House Rievaulx Terrace & Temples River Wey & Godalming Navigations Rowallane Garden Rufford Old Hall Runnymede

SE ■ 27 EE ■ 19 YN ■ 14 L&S ■ 20 D&C ■ 25 EE ■ 12 WM NI EE EE WL SE

■ 17 ■ 14 ■ 20 ■ 13 ■ 13 ■ 15

WL WL SE WL WX

■ 14 ■ 15 ■ 16 ■ 16 ■ 17

NW ■ 14 SE ■ 17 L&S L&S YN SE NI NW L&S

■ 30 ■ 21 ■ 15 ■ 18 ■ 15 ■ 15 ■ 30

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National Trust for Groups Alphabetical Property Index

Region

S

St Michael’s Mount Saltram Sandham Memorial Chapel Scotney Castle Garden & Estate Shalford Mill Shaw’s Corner Sheffield Park Garden Sheringham Park Shugborough Estate Sissinghurst Castle Garden Sizergh Castle & Garden Smallhythe Place Snowshill Manor and Garden Souter Lighthouse South Foreland Lighthouse Speke Hall, Garden & Estate Springhill Stackpole Estate Stainsby Mill: Hardwick Estate Standen Stourhead Stowe Landscape Gardens Strangford Lough Mr Straw’s House Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood Sunnycroft Sutton Hoo Sutton House

T

Tattershall Castle Tatton Park Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds Tintagel Old Post Office Tintinhull Garden

Page

D&C ■ 19 D&C ■ 20 L&S ■ 22 SE ■ 27 SE ■ 28 EE ■ 20 SE ■ 19 EE ■ 20 WM ■ 18 SE ■ 20 NW ■ 16 SE ■ 21 WX ■ 18 YN ■ 16 SE ■ 28 NW ■ 17 NI ■ 16 WL ■ 18 EM ■ 18 SE ■ 22 WX ■ 19 L&S ■ 23 NI ■ 19 EM ■ 12 EM WM EE L&S

■ 13 ■ 23 ■ 14 ■ 24

EM ■ 14 NW ■ 18 EE ■ 20 D&C ■ 26 WX ■ 20

Region

Townend Treasurer’s House Trelissick Garden Trengwainton Garden Trerice Tudor Merchant’s House Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant Tyntesfield

U

Uppark House & Garden Upton House & Gardens

V

The Vyne

W

Waddesdon Manor Wakehurst Place Wallington Washington Old Hall The Weir Wellbrook Beetling Mill Westbury Court Garden West Green House Garden West Wycombe Park The White Cliffs of Dover Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve Wightwick Manor and Gardens 2 Willow Road Wimpole Hall Wimpole Home Farm Winchester City Mill Winkworth Arboretum Woolsthorpe Manor Wordsworth House and Garden The Workhouse, Southwell

Page

NW ■ 20 YN ■ 17 D&C ■ 21 D&C ■ 22 D&C ■ 23 WL ■ 18 WL ■ 18 WX ■ 21 SE ■ 23 WM ■ 19 L&S ■ 25 L&S SE YN YN WM NI WX L&S L&S SE EE WM L&S EE EE L&S SE EM NW EM

■ 26 ■ 24 ■ 18 ■ 19 ■ 23 ■ 17 ■ 22 ■ 31 ■ 31 ■ 28 ■ 15 ■ 20 ■ 27 ■ 16 ■ 17 ■ 28 ■ 25 ■ 15 ■ 19 ■ 16

All photographs are from the National Trust Photo Library with the exception of P.26 L&S from the Waddesdon Picture Library. P.8 NW from Tony West Photography. National Trust Photo Library Photographers: Matthew Antrobus, Peter Aphrahamian, Bill Batten, Alex Black, John Blake, Michael Boys, Andrew Butler, Neil Campbell-Sharp, Vera Collingwood, Val Corbett, Joe Cornish, Chris Coe, Stuart Cox, Derek Croucher, Rod Edwards, Andreas von Einsiedel, Fisheye Images, Geoffrey Frosh, Lee Frost, Dennis Gilbert, John Hammond, Jerry Harpur, Philip Harris, John Hannavy, Roger Hickman, Nigel Hicks, Christopher Hill, Andrea Jones, Andrew Lawson, David Levenson, Nadia Mackenzie, Nick Meers, Geoff Morgan, Robert Morris, James Mortimor, David Noton, Alan Novelli, Alasdair Ogilvie, Magnus Rew, Stephen Robson, David Sellman, Ian Shaw, Geraint Tellem, Martin Trelawny, Rupert Truman, Andy Williams, David Williams, Mike Williams.

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Events in 2010

Celebrate the seasons with spring snowdrop days, Easter craft fairs, summer jazz concerts, autumn lecture lunches and Christmas carols. Take a hands-on approach by joining in our lively craft workshops; see one of the many touring theatre plays being performed in some spectacular settings; harvest some great ideas on organic gardening in a ‘plot to plate’ tour; or take your group on a journey back in time to witness life below stairs in a Victorian home.

workshops concerts theatre tours jazz drama gardens If you’re looking to do something a bit different, there are lots of interesting, exciting and entertaining events planned for 2010, throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland...check out our events website.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events


2010 planner January M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

February S 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

April M T W T F 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

S 3 10 17 24

S 4 11 18 25

T F 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

March S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

M 31 3 10 17 24

S 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

S 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24 31

M 30 2 9 16 23

T W T F S 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

T W 31 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

S 2 9 16 23 30

T W 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24 30

T W 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24 30 31

T F 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

M T W 1 2 7 8 9 14 15 16 21 22 23 28 29 30

T F 3 4 10 11 17 18 24 25

S 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

S 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

S 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

September T F S S 1 5 6 7 8 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 26 27 28 29

November M 1 8 15 22 29

M 1 8 15 22 29

June

August

October M T W T F 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

T W 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24

May

July M T W T F 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

M 1 8 15 22

T F 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26

M T W 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29

T F 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24 30

December S 6 13 20 27

S 7 14 21 28

M T W 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29

T F 2 3 9 10 16 17 23 24 30 31

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