July

Chiddingstone Castle & Knole, Kent

Wednesday 24th July - Depart: 9am / Return: 7pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour 30 mins

CHANGE OF DATE

£55 - (includes entry to both)

We will start our Kent visit at Chiddingstone Castle, learn about its history and about Denys Eyre Bower and his art collections. Then a short walk around the grounds, through the Ancient Egyptian inspired grass maze and over to the Victorian Orangery. We’ll stop for refreshments in the Tea Room, and then finish our visit at the Gift Shop and the Antiques and second hand bookshop. We’ll then go on to the outstanding 600 year old estate of Knole House: originally built as an archbishop’s palace, Knole passed through royalty to the Sackville family, who still live there today.

Read more about Chiddingstone Castle & Knole here

September

Audley End House, Essex

Saturday 7th September - Depart: 10am / Return: 5pm - Approx journey time: 1 hour

£45 - (includes entry) | (English Heritage Members £27)

We will experience a real life period drama as we explore life above and below stairs at this decadent mansion. With glorious gardens and stunning countryside views, it’s not only the grounds at Audley End that are unmissable. The authentic Victorian Service Wing, impressive 17th century stable block, intricate interiors and wonderful works of art are all waiting to be discovered. We’ll stop for refreshments at the Servant’s Hall Tea Room before heading home.

Read more about Audley End House here