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Coach trip to Kelmscott Manor and Buscot Park

Thursday 21st September 2017

Kelmscott Manor from the east lawn
Kelmscott Manor from the east lawn
Buscot Park
Buscot Park

Leaving Enfield at 8.30am, we will travel first to Kelmscott Manor in Gloucestershire, a Grade I listed Tudor manor near the Thames. This became William Morris’ summer residence from 1871 until his death is 1896 and both the house and its surroundings inspired him. The house contains an outstanding collection of his possessions and work and the garden too is well worth a visit.

Arriving at Kelmscott about 11am we will have an introductory talk and then make a private visit going through the house and gardens in free flow at our own pace. A buffet has been arranged at Kelmscott at a cost of £7.50 to include 2 courses and a soft drink. This will be the only place to get refreshments until we reach Buscot about 3pm, so if you decide not to take up the buffet offer you will need to make your own arrangements.

After lunch, we will drive to Buscot Park, a National Trust property in Oxfordshire, arriving at abut 2.30pm. The house is a Palladian mansion and home to a fine collection of old master paintings as well as many pre-Raphaelite ones to complement the morning visit. The pleasure grounds include the well-known water garden designed by Harold Peto, walled garden and extensive vistas. We will have time for tea before departing about 5.30 to get back to Enfield at approximately 7.30.

The cost for both visits and the coach, excluding lunch, is £35. If you are a member of either the National Trust or the Historic Houses Association it is £28 and if you are a member of both then it is £21. If you want lunch add £7.50 to each of these prices. There will not be any food available at Kelmscott if you do not book the buffet.

This trip is now fully booked. If you wish to join the waiting list for any places that may become available, please fill in your details here and click on the button at the bottom labelled “Join waiting list”. Do not pay now – we shall send you an email message if we can offer you a place, and you can pay if you accept it.

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Please fill in the number of places (no more than 6) and the names of people in each category:
Number: Names: Members of National Trust (NT) – £28 each.
Number: Names: Members of Historic Houses Association (HHA) – £28 each.
Number: Names: Members of both NT and HHA – £21 each.
Number: Names: Members of neither NT nor HHA – £35 each.
Number: Lunch bookings – £7.50 each
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