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In conjunction with Travel Editions

Country Houses of Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire

9th-12th June 2024

Based near Oakham

Country Houses of Cheshire

14th-17th July 2024

Based in Knutsford

Country Houses of Sussex

18th-22nd August 2024

Based near Uckfield

NEW Country Houses of East Yorkshire

8th-11th September 2024

Based in Willerby

Country Houses of Derbyshire

22nd-26th September 2024

Based in Matlock

NEW Country Houses of Welsh Marches

29th September-2nd October 2024

Based in Worcester

For full itinerary and booking arrangements for Travel Editions please see

For all of these “Country House” themed tours, I have prepared talks on and about these places so as to “set the scene” for your visit.

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In conjunction with Travel Editions

Villas and Gardens of the Cote d’Azur

22nd-29th April 2024 or 6th-13th October 2024

The popular VILLAS & GARDENS OF THE COTE D’AZUR was organised by Travel Editions and originated eight years ago by myself. It has proved popular since its inception.

For our week-long stay in the spring and autumn we are based in the charming town of Menton. Menton has always been popular with English tourists, particularly in the late 19th century, as the many palatial hotels bear witness. From this warm, balmy resort we sally forth to see some of the neighbouring Villas and Gardens. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild at Cap Ferrat holds a splendid collection of furniture from the Ancien Regime as well Sèvres porcelain, whilst the Villa Kerylos, across the bay recreates an ancient Greek villa. Of the gardens that of Lawrence Johnson at Serre de la Madonne recalls the “invasion” of English gardeners to these parts as indeed does that of Sir Thomas Hanbury at Ventemiglia, just across the Italian border.

For all tours I have prepared special lectures to help set the scene.

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River Cruises

NEW From Berlin to Prague

6th-14th May 2024

Sailing on The Elbe Princess II. With a maximum of 74 passengers.

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NEW Three River Odyssey

18th June-2nd July 2024

Sailing on the River Crown. With a maximum of 100 passengers.

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Baltic Cruise

NEW Hidden Baltic and Scandinavia

28th July – 11th August 2024

Sailing on the Hebridean Sky. With a maximum of 118 passengers

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A Very Special Holiday

A unique short stay in an English Country House

For the second year, Aspect Events is delighted to offer a unique short stay in an English Country House this time in conjunction with Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan-Howard.

This year your stay will be in one of Yorkshire’s most splendid country houses, Carlton Towers.

Carlton Towers is a Victorian Gothic mansion situated in 250 acres of parkland in the wide open spaces of North Yorkshire.

If ever you dreamed of dwelling in “marble halls” this is the place to realise those dreams. The wing we shall stay in was built without regard to cost by the architect of Westminster Cathedral and was originally intended to have a full-size replica of the Bastille as part of its structure. Fortunately the money ran out, and what we have today is a truncated, though still vast mansion in which you will live for three days.

From Carlton we venture out to some of the Country Houses of the East Riding of Yorkshire, probably one of the least-known parts of Yorkshire, and possibly the United Kingdom.

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