I三级成人视频f it's all getting a bit much, here are ten ways you can travel back in time in Britain.
1. Norman North
Built on a high promontory bound by a bend of the River Wear, Durham’s cathedral and castle have dominated the local landscape since Norman times. Andante Travels leads a cultural tour that explores this magnificent church. It also visits the bishops’ palace at Auckland Castle, which has recently reopened after conservation work on its Georgian state rooms, as well as York Minster, and the 1,300-year-old abbey in Hexham. The tour concludes on Lindisfarne, with its 16th-century castle.
The Golden Age of Northumbria, from £1,745 for five nights including all meals. Departs Sept 14. Andante Travels ().
2. Hurly Burghley
About 15 miles north-west of Peterborough三级成人视频, Burghley House is one of England’s grandest Elizabethan buildings, with a superb collection of Italian art, plus oriental ceramics, exquisite furniture and ornate textiles. It is the highlight of an escorted tour with Travel Editions, which also takes in sights including Grimsthorpe Castle, the part-Gothic Elton Hall, Versailles-inspired Boughton House and Rockingham Castle, a former hunting lodge, overlooking the Welland Valley.
Country Houses of Northampton and Lincolnshire from £775 for three nights, including all meals. Departs July 19 and Aug 16. Travel Editions ().
3. Cotswolds arts and crafts
Many artists and designers of the Arts and Crafts movement made their homes in the Cotswolds. Privately owned Rodmarton Manor near Cirencester was built and furnished in this distinctive style, and the villages and towns of Sapperton, Cheltenham and Chipping Campden also have houses from this period. Martin Randall Travel explores this area on an escorted tour accompanied by art historian Janet Sinclair, staying in a four-star hotel三级成人视频 in Broadway.
Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds from £2,190 for four nights, including most meals. Departs Sept 9. Martin Randall Travel ().
4. Historic Herefordshire
There’s a fascinating mix of historic architecture, from tiny 12th-century churches to medieval manor houses, crenellated castles and the Victorian Gothic, secreted in the backwaters of this ancient border country. An escorted tour from Ace Cultural Tours visits private country houses and gardens in the company of National Trust architect and curator Jeffrey Haworth. Highlights include Tudor-built Llanvihangel Court near Abergavenny and Treberfydd House, built in the late 1840s near Brecon.
Houses and Gardens of Herefordshire and the Welsh Borders from £1,295 for four nights, including most meals. July 20. Ace Cultural Tours ().
5. Baroque Peaks
The family seat of the Dukes of Devonshire, Chatsworth House in the Peak District is one of Britain’s grandest baroque stately homes. It’s surrounded by 1,000 acres of Capability Brown gardens and parkland and the interiors are spectacular and full of treasures, with masterpieces by Veronese, Rembrandt and Reynolds. Titan Travel includes Chatsworth on its escorted tour of the region’s cultural highlights, which also visits the National Trust’s Calke Abbey near Ticknall, built on the site of a 12th-century Augustinian priory.
Peak District Short Break from £629 for four nights half board. Departs May 25, July 27 and Aug 31 2020. Titan Travel ().
6. Kent castles
Best known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle near Edenbridge was her family seat until just after her death in 1536. Just Go Holidays includes a private tour of this romantic double-moated edifice in its escorted tour of the region. Another private visit is to Chiddingstone Castle nearby, which dates from the 19th century and has a rich collection of African and Far Eastern treasures. Doddington Place and Leeds Castle, once home to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, also feature.
Castles, Houses and Gardens of Glorious Kent from £760 for four nights half board. Departs June 7. Just Go Holidays ().
7. Stately Scotland
The Scottish Borders’ undulating landscapes are peppered with an architecturally rich array of houses. Brightwater Holidays cherry-picks the most interesting on a short break based in Peebles, with excursions to Manderston, an Edwardian mansion near Duns, Abbotsford, built by Sir Walter Scott, Mellerstain, with its Robert Adam interiors and paintings by Van Dyck and Gainsborough, and 18th-century Floors Castle near Kelso.
Historic Houses of the Scottish Borders from £725 half board for three nights. Departs May 26 and Oct 11. Brightwater Holidays ().
8. Downton insights
Best-known as the filming location for Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, is a 19th-century mansion built in Jacobean style by architect Charles Barry in a 5,000-acre Capability Brown park. Coach tour company Eastons offers an escorted itinerary with a visit to its state rooms and the Egyptian Exhibition, which was founded by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who, alongside Howard Carter, discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. The tour also takes in Jane Austen’s house in Chawton.
Highclere Castle and Hampshire from £562 for four nights half board. Departs July 19. Eastons Holidays ().
9. Dreamy spire
三级成人视频Built in just 38 years, between 1220 and 1258, the main body of Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest Gothic buildings in the world. The astonishingly high spire was finished in the 14th century. Historical Trips offers a study day marking the 800th anniversary of the church’s foundation. It explores the story of the building, its cloisters and Chapter house, and visits Old Sarum, site of the 11th-century “old” cathedral, a couple of miles north.
A Masterpiece in Stone: Salisbury Cathedral, from £140 for one day including lunch, Aug 7. A 10 per cent discount applies until July 31. Historical Trips (). The Pembroke Arms () has rooms from £90.
10. Yorkshire treasure
There’s no shortage of opulent houses in Yorkshire, but Castle Howard outshines them all. Arena Travel offers a private, curator-led tour of this exceptional house, along with private visits to 18th-century Farnley Hall, Newby Hall (with its Chippendale collection and Adam interiors, and Palladian Hovingham Hall, with its huge riding school.
Georgian Arcadia: Great Country Houses and Landscape Parks from £1,195 for three nights, including most meals. Departs June 18. Arena Travel ().
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