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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Great Estates In The Heart Of England Long Weekend

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8286

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

National Trust 2018

PRICE FROM ? £525 per person
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Itinerary

Description

This fascinating long weekend tour gives us the opportunity to explore some of the finest houses and estates in the heart of England, many with intricately designed gardens and parkland, from the splendid Shugborough Estate to the opulent Chatsworth House. We also discover one of the country’s finest cathedrals, Lichfield, a masterpiece of elegance and style.

Coach Itinerary

Excursion One - Attingham Park Estate & Moseley Old Hall
We travel to Attingham Park Estate. Bequeathed to the National Trust in 1947 by the 8th Lord Berwick, the estate was owned by the same family for eight generations and each one left its unique mark. Set in a magnificent deer park landscaped by the great Humphry Repton and featuring a tranquil walled garden, the interiors of the 18th-cenutry mansion exude a lush Regency style, with artwork, period furniture and collections of silver.

We continue on to Moseley Old Hall, an atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse where King Charles II sought refuge from Cromwell’s troops while on the run after being defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Excursion Two - Shugborough Estate & Lichfield Cathedral
We head to the Shugborough Estate, a rare survival of a complete estate that was returned to the care of the National Trust in 2017. We enjoy an introductory talk and a genuine glimpse into the past; with an operational Victorian servants’ quarter, dairy and Georgian Park Farm complete with watermill, this imposing 17th-century house is also a sensory treat, while the parkland is scattered with mysterious monuments.


Next, we visit LichfieldCathedral, the only English cathedral with three spires, famed for its Herkenrode stained glass and the Lichfield Angel, a 9th-century carved limestone panel and one of the best examples of stone Saxon sculpture in the country. The interior is a symphony of geometric Gothic style and other highlights include St Chad’s Shrine and The Lady Chapel, a separate church designed in 1320.

Excursion Three - Chatsworth House & Kedleston Hall
We start the day at magnificent Chatsworth House. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth has witnessed sixteen generations of the powerful Cavendish family. Grandiose interiors and a superlative art collection make Chatsworth easily one of Britain’s most significant houses and we discover more during our introductory house tour. The 100 acres of garden include the famous 300-year-old cascade and enormous Emperor Fountain.

We then make our way to Kedleston Hall, architect Robert Adam’s Neo-classical masterpiece. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th century and Lord Curzon’s Eastern Museum is full of curios from the days of the Empire. The house was also used as a key filming location for The Duchess.

Self Drive Itinerary

Excursion One - Attingham Park Estate & Moseley Old Hall
We travel to Attingham Park Estate. Bequeathed to the National Trust in 1947 by the 8th Lord Berwick, the estate was owned by the same family for eight generations and each one left its unique mark. Set in a magnificent deer park landscaped by the great Humphry Repton and featuring a tranquil walled garden, the interiors of the 18th-cenutry mansion exude a lush Regency style, with artwork, period furniture and collections of silver.

We continue on to Moseley Old Hall, an atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse where King Charles II sought refuge from Cromwell’s troops while on the run after being defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Excursion Two - Shugborough Estate & Lichfield Cathedral
We head to the Shugborough Estate, a rare survival of a complete estate that was returned to the care of the National Trust in 2017. We enjoy an introductory talk and a genuine glimpse into the past; with an operational Victorian servants’ quarter, dairy and Georgian Park Farm complete with watermill, this imposing 17th-century house is also a sensory treat, while the parkland is scattered with mysterious monuments.


Next, we visit Lichfield Cathedral, the only English cathedral with three spires, famed for its Herkenrode stained glass and the Lichfield Angel, a 9th-century carved limestone panel and one of the best examples of stone Saxon sculpture in the country. The interior is a symphony of geometric Gothic style and other highlights include St Chad’s Shrine and The Lady Chapel, a separate church designed in 1320.

Excursion Three - Chatsworth House & Kedleston Hall
We start the day at magnificent Chatsworth House. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth has witnessed sixteen generations of the powerful Cavendish family. Grandiose interiors and a superlative art collection make Chatsworth easily one of Britain’s most significant houses and we discover more during our introductory house tour. The 100 acres of garden include the famous 300-year-old cascade and enormous Emperor Fountain.

We then make our way to Kedleston Hall, architect Robert Adam’s Neo-classical masterpiece. The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th century and Lord Curzon’s Eastern Museum is full of curios from the days of the Empire. The house was also used as a key filming location for The Duchess.

Coach Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Plus Stoke on Trent Moat House Hotel
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Attingham Park Estate, Moseley Old Hall, Shugborough Estate, Lichfield Cathedral, Chatsworth House & Kedleston Hall
  • Introductory talk at Shugborough Estate
  • Introductory house tour at Chatsworth House
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Plus Stoke on Trent Moat House Hotel
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Attingham Park Estate, Moseley Old Hall, Shugborough Estate, Lichfield CathedralChatsworth House & Kedleston Hall
  • Introductory talk at Shugborough Estate
  • Introductory house tour at Chatsworth House
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Plus Stoke on Trent Moat House Hotel
  • Visits to Attingham Park Estate, Moseley Old Hall, Shugborough Estate...
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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If you’d prefer to take the train, we offer discounted rail fares throughout the UK on this selected tour.
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