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Beaumaris & Plas Newydd 
National Trust Property 

Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the Menai Strait with its medieval castle dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol & courthouse. 

Plas Newydd is set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the Menai Strait, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. There is a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an under storey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace and massed hydrangeas, which give autumn colour.

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £26.50)

 
 


   
Beaumaris & Plas Newydd # 
National Trust Property 

Beaumaris is a well known historic town on the Menai Strait with its medieval castle dating back to the reign of Edward I and its Victorian pier, gaol & courthouse.  Plas Newydd is set amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery on the Menai Strait, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. There is a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an under storey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace and massed hydrangeas, which give autumn colour.

 
 


   
Biddulph Grange Gardens & Little Moreton Hall 
National Trust Properties 

Biddulph Grange Gardens is a delightful high Victorian garden – an extraordinary survival from the 19th century.

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire's most iconic black-and-white house – Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest.

 

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £32.50)

 
 


   
Biddulph Grange Gardens & Little Moreton Hall # 
National Trust Properties 

Biddulph Grange Gardens is a delightful high Victorian garden – an extraordinary survival from the 19th century.

Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire's most iconic black-and-white house – Tudor skill and craftsmanship at its finest.

 

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £32.50)

 
 


   
Bodnant Gardens & Llandudno 
National Trust Property 

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. The garden has two parts. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower portion, known as the’Dell’ is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the wild garden.

Llandudno is Wales  largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore and the quiet, sand duned West Shore. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions.

 
 


   
Bodnant Gardens & Llandudno # 
National Trust Property 

Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. The garden has two parts. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower portion, known as the’Dell’ is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the wild garden.

Llandudno is Wales largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore and the quiet, sand duned West Shore. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions.

 
 


   
Castle Howard  
including admission 

Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape just outside York. The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland as well as formal walled garden, making Castle Howard the perfect family day out. There are also a range of cafés and shops including farm shop and garden centre.

 
 


   
Chatsworth House & Derbyshire Dales 
including admission 

Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain's best loved historic estates and the heartbeat of the Peak District National Park. With famous works of art, a working farmyard, spectacular fountains and the finest shopping and eating, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 
 


   
Chatsworth House & Derbyshire Dales # 
including admission 

Chatsworth is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, one of Britain's best loved historic estates and the heart beat of the Peak District National Park. With famous works of art, a working farmyard, spectacular fountains and the finest shopping and eating, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 
 


   
Harewood House & Harrogate # 
including admission 

Visit the home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood. Harewood sits at the heart of Yorkshire. The House, one of the treasure houses of England, was built in the mid-18th century and has magnificent interiors by Robert Adam, furniture by Thomas Chippendale and paintings by JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian and El Greco, among others. An Italianate Terrace, designed by Sir Charles Barry, stretches along the South Front of the House and provides stunning views of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's landscape and lake. The collection of paintings, furniture and porcelain is as fine as any in the land, and the setting is Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape. But that’s not all. Harewood is just as much about today as it is about history. There are exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department and gardens overseen by the Professional Gardener of the Year. If you love art or gardens or walks in the English countryside, or if you’re looking for a family day out, a cultural experience or a romantic afternoon, come to Harewood. We think you‘ll be delighted.

 
 


   
Lancaster & Leighton Hall 
including afternoon tea 

After some free time in Lancaster, we take an afternoon visit Leighton Hall for an entertaining house tour and take a stroll through the pretty gardens. Finally, we visit the tea rooms, serving afternoon tea like it used to be, in proper tea cups, with sandwiches and cakes.

 
 


   
Lyme Park & Buxton 
National Trust Property 

Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate. Step back in time to the Regency era - a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. Enjoy lavish interiors, try out the piano, read a book in the library. The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.

 

National Trust Members (free admission)

Non-members (including admission from £26.50)

 
 


   
Penrhyn Castle Garden & Beaumaris 
National Trust Property 

The dominating stone façade of Penrhyn Castle hides more than just its internal red-brick construction. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Later we visit Beaumaris, a captivating seaside town, with its mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. A ‘must’ is to take a walk through the town, starting with a stroll along the seafront, taking in the pier and the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia then continuing through the charming streets with their picturesque cottages, many painted in soft pastel colours.

National Trust Members (free admission)
Non-members (including admission from £28.50)

 
 


   
Sizergh Castle & Bowness on Windermere 
National Trust Property 

Sizergh Castle a beautiful medieval house, extended in Elizabethan times, this imposing house, at the gateway to the Lake District, stands proud in a rich and beautiful garden with ponds, lake, an important collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. The estate is crossed by footpaths, giving stunning views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland hills.

 
 


   
Trentham Gardens &Bridgemere 
including admission 

The jewel in the crown of the Trentham Estate, the historic Italian Gardens are one of the most impressive , significant and important garden projects in Europe.

 
 


   
Tweedmill & Bodnant Gardens # 
National Trust Property 
 
 


   
Warwick or Warwick Castle 
Warwick Castle including admission from £32.50 

Warwick Castle inc admission

Warwick Castle is not your average castle. It is full of turrets with dramatic shows, you will see great halls, beautiful landscapes, mournful dungeons and high towers. Explore the Castle, where you will be surrounded by jaw dropping history, magic, myth and adventure!

Adults £32.50

Senior £30.50

Children £28.50

 
 


   
Warwick or Warwick Castle * 
including admission 

Warwick Castle including admission

Adults £32.50

Senior £30.50

Children £28.50

 
 
 
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