Our new day trips to National Trust properties throughout 2017 are here. As always, it’s full of inspiring and relaxing days out, from enthralling houses with beautiful gardens to estates rich in history. And even better if you’re a National Trust Member, simply ask a member of our sales team at the time of booking to receive a discount for free admission on production of your passes; visiting a National Trust property couldn’t be easier.
If you recently watched the Channel 5 series ‘Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh’, you may recognise those on our listings, including Knole in Kent on Saturday 1 July, Lyme Park on Friday 14 July, Attingham Park on Saturday 19 August, Quarry Bank Mill and Apprentice House on Saturday 2 September, and Fountains Abbey on Saturday 14 October. Each National Trust place is different in their own way, so explore for yourself what makes them so special, or take a look at a selection of our day trips coming soon…
Lacock Village & Lacock Abbey – Tuesday 18 April
Step back in time at Lacock, which remains largely unspoiled by the trappings of the 21st century. Explore the lime washed half-timbered and stones houses which have featured in the 2007 BBC production of Cranford and the 1995 BBC production of Pride and Prejudice, plus Lacock Abbey in the heart of the pretty village. A leisurely and interesting day out is guaranteed.
Hatchlands Park – Wednesday 26 April
400 acres of sweeping parkland and the classic country house will be yours to explore. Built in the 1750s for naval hero Admiral Edward Boscawen, it has housed wealthy families, a finishing school for girls and even a printing press. Full of seasonal colour all year round, the gardens are imbued with a sense of calm and in the family home, the largest collection of keyboard instruments and a fine collection of paintings are on display.
Powis Castle – Thursday 4 May
Enjoy the harmonious estate of Powis Castle – a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion. Over the 400 years, each generation has added to the collection of paintings, furniture and tapestries, and the world-famous garden is laid out in the influence of Italian and French styles with sweeping views across the valley.
Birmingham Back to Backs – Friday 26 May
Visit the last-surviving cluster of back to back terraced houses in Birmingham, which tell the story of the ordinary people that made Birmingham an extraordinary city. The houses reflect the different families who lived and worked there during their 200-year history. Free time is included at Birmingham where the Bull Ring is within easy walking distance.
Please call our sales team on 0116 278 6374 for further information on all our 2017 day trips to National Trust properties, or view our full listings here.