VISITS

FOUR-DAY TRIP: THE CASTLES AND HERITAGE OF CARDIFF

 

We are proposing a four-day, three-night visit to Cardiff departing on Tuesday 5 October 2021 and returning to Chorleywood on Friday 8 October 2021. 

The trip will be by executive coach with half-board accommodation at the 4* Clayton Hotel in Cardiff.

Cardiff Castle

What we will see:

  • Tredegar House
  • Cardiff and Cardiff Bay
  • Sennedd, National Assembly Building
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • Castell Coch
  • National Museum and Art Gallery of Wales
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Lacock Abbey
  • Fox Talbot Museum and Village
Tredegar House
Castell Coch
Lacock Abbey

Price: £405 per person based on two people sharing a room

Extras:

  • Single room supplement £89
  • Insurance (including Covid cover) £28
  • Entrance fees (National Trust properties free to NT members)
  • Gratuities

For more information, please contact Hilary Walker, the group organiser: 

90 The Drive, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 4DU (tel: 01923 896576; mobile: 07766 958 905; email: exucl90@gmail.com)

You can also view this tour online and download the brochure via this link to Tailored Travel’s website.

ONE-DAY VISITS

Once the restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic have been lifted, we plan to reinstate the two one-day visits that we had to cancel in the 2019-20 programme. Therefore, the details below are still to be confirmed.

The Vyne and Sandham Memorial Chapel

Wednesday 27 April 2022  Coach departs: 9.15am  Cost: TBA
 

Our first destination will be The Vyne, near Basingstoke.  After a coffee break, we will have a guided tour of the House; described by Simon Jenkins as the loveliest mansion in Hampshire, the House embraces Tudor, Early Palladian, Georgian Gothick and Victorian Revival styles. 

After a break for lunch, we will be taken by coach to Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere (towards Newbury).  The Chapel is perhaps the greatest work of Stanley Spencer who decorated its walls with paintings reflecting his experiences in the Great War in Salonika, part of the Macedonian front.  We will have a talk on the Chapel and its paintings, and there will be time for tea before we depart.  

Please note that the cost of the meals and refreshments are not included in the ticket price.

Audley End

Tuesday 14 June 2022                                  Coach departs: 9am                                      Cost: TBA

Audley End is a magnificent Jacobean House which includes parts designed by both Vanbrugh and Adam.  It is one of the so-called prodigy houses, built for glamour and for show.  It has two libraries and a chapel, boasts fine paintings and furniture and enjoys grounds laid out by Capability Brown. After coffee on arrival we will have a guided tour of the house.  The remainder of our time will be free for us to visit the gardens and revisit the house, and to have lunch.

Please note that the cost of the meals and refreshments are not included in the ticket price.

Tickets for our trips are not refundable but are transferrable.

© Chorleywood Fine Arts 2021