Outings

Where

Outings start from the coach pick-up point at the Braywick Road lay-by, Maidenhead. Please check individual starting times on the booking form. Car parking for the outings is available in the public car park next to the Golf Driving Range. There is no charge to park on Saturday or Sunday.

Do not forget to bring your current National Trust membership card.

When

Saturday 10th June 2017

Burghley and Stamford
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY

Burghley, one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.

Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.

There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.

History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, see the teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of surprise or take time over lunch in the Orangery.

Burghley website

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Lewes and Firle Place

Firle Place is close to the historic South Downs town of Lewes

Lewes
Lewes is the county town of the administrative county of East Sussex, in England, and historically all of Sussex.

It is a civil parish and is the centre of the Lewes local government district. The settlement has a history as a bridging point and as a market town, and today as a communications hub and tourist-orientated town.

The town was the site of the Battle of Lewes in 1264. The town has landmarks including Lewes Castle and a 15th-century bookshop.

Firle Place
Firle Place is an outstanding privately owned country house in Sussex that dates from the time of Henry VIII but was substantially remodelled in the 18th Century. The house, gardens and notable collection of works of art and porcelain are of national importance and will ensure a day to remember.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

An historical Royal Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in Richmond upon Thames, London, England on the River Thames.

Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the King seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it.

Saturday, 09 December 2017

Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert

Venue to be confirmed