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23 April 2018OVERNIGHT VISIT TO CHESTER
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OVERNIGHT VISIT TO CHESTER
23/04/2018

OVERNIGHT VISIT TO CHESTER
23RD – 26TH APRIL 2018

An early start so that we can have a wonderful guided tour of Wightwick Manor House.
Given to the NT in 1937 by the Mander family this house is filled with Pre-Raphaelite art and William Morris furnishings.

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman soldier patrols, the medieval archers and the elegant Georgian promenaders and enjoy a unique perspective of Chester with panoramic views on both sides as you explore the most complete circuit of the city walls.

The Grosvenor Museum houses collections exploring the history of Chester, its art and silver heritage, and its natural history. Find out about life during the Roman military occupation and visit the Period House, with rooms from the 17th century to the 1920s

Overlooking the River Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford, Charlecote Park has been the Lucy family home for nearly 900 years. You can explore the vision of the Victorian owners George Hammond Lucy and his wife, the formidable Mary Elizabeth, who extended their home and filled it with treasures from their European travels.

 The Lady Lever Art Gallery houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. It has the best collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world.
The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth.  Lever wanted to share his collections with the public. The gallery still contains the best of his personal art collection.

 Following lunch we will be enjoying a combined lift and river cruise aboard the Anderton Boat Lift. This will take you along the picturesque River Weaver to Northwich and back. Not only do you get to see today’s beautiful wildlife and historic Northwich but our guide will help you discover the industrial heritage of the area and why the lift was so important then and now.

The approximate cost of this trip will be £495 per person to include all travel, hotel accommodation, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights sharing a twin or double room. There will be a single supplement charge of £90 (£30 per night).
We will be staying in the Hallmark Hotel The Queen, an original railway hotel where Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lily Langtry have all stayed.
Booking forms will be emailed to you, please fill in your details on the form below. A deposit of £200 per person will be required to confirm your place.
Any queries please see either Graeme or Nicky Zaki.