Dates: 1st - 4th October 2023
Dates: 16th – 19th July 2023
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Tel: 0207 251 0045
You would be surprised how many clients who have joined this tour over the years, have never explored these two beautiful counties before. Northamptonshire, in particular, has a plethora of country houses. During our three night stay at Barnsdale Lodge www.barnsdalelodge.co.uk. we visit six of them. Burghley, is closest to the hotel. This is one of the finest Elizabethan houses in the world, whose sky-line is as marvellous as the contents collected by generations of the Cecil family. Deene, less well-known, is closely connected to the dashing Earl of Cardigan of Balaclava fame, and his equally raffish wife. Deene is the family home of the Brudenell family as it has been for centuries. In Lincolnshire, we go to Grimsthorpe, here the façade of the entrance front is as a theatre backdrop designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, concealing the earlier house built around its courtyard. The house contains the largest collection of royal thrones in the country. Before setting out on your daily visits, Nicholas Merchant, tour leader, will give a talk to “set the scene”.