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DateVisit
04 June 2019BROUGHTON CASTLE
06 February 2019EDWARD BURNE-JONES
15 November 2018'LA CENERENTOLA' - Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
15 May 2018TOUR OF CHURCHES IN THE SEVERN VALLEY with Tim Bridges
14 March 2018THE WALLACE COLLECTION, HERTFORD HOUSE, LONDON
07 March 2018'DON GIOVANNI' - Welsh National Opera at the Birmingham Hippodrome
07 December 2017Visit: ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ - A VISIT TO THE BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET
10 October 2017TOUR OF CHURCHES IN THE VALE OF EVESHAM
06 July 2017VISIT TO THE CITY OF BATH
28 March 2017DAVID HOCKNEY'S PAINTINGS at Tate Britain
08 February 2017'RED SHOES' - Ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
10 November 2016'KISS ME KATE' - Musical Comedy at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
04 October 2016TOUR OF MONMOUTH CHURCHES with Tim Bridges
07 July 2016POWIS CASTLE AND GARDENS
28 June 2016TREASURES OF THE SQUARE MILE with Ian Swankie
05 June 2016Tour - The History & Heritage of Porto & Santiago de Compostela
24 May 2016TOUR OF MONMOUTH CHURCHES with Tim Bridges
02 March 2016Visit - Marriage of Figaro
30 September 2015Visit - Swan Lake
07 July 2015Kedleston Hall and Cascades Gardens
10 May 2015Tour - Provence – In the footsteps of Cezanne and Van Gogh.
06 January 2015THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON
01 October 2014Church Visits
12 June 2014La Fille Mal Gardee
06 May 2014Tour of Churches with Tim Bridges.
04 March 2014La Traviata
03 December 2013Christmas lecture and lunch
23 October 2013National Theatre Production “War Horse”

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BROUGHTON CASTLE
Tuesday 04 June 2019

Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury in North Oxfordshire. Set in parkland and built of the rich local Hornton ironstone, it was selected by Simon Jenkins as one of only twenty to be awarded five stars in his book England’s Thousand Best Houses.

The core of the house was built in 1306 and the gatehouse in the early fifteenth century, but most of what we see today dates from the 1550’s. It was a centre of opposition to Charles I and was besieged and damaged after the Battle of Edgehill in 1642.

The gardens at Broughton are a lovely mix of formal and informal. The formal part is the Ladies Garden at the rear of the house, enclosed by low walls. This garden of low hedges and gravelled walks was built upon the site of the 16th-century kitchens.

Broughton Castle is home to the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele, whose family name is Fiennes. The ownership of the Castle has remained in the same family since 1447.

Our visit package includes coach travel, coffee on arrival, entrance fees, guided tour, gratuities and a ploughman’s lunch.

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