Worthing National Trust Association
Highclere Castle, West Berkshire Wednesday 10 April
Stourhead House and Garden, Wiltshire Wednesday 8 May
The Castle is a country house built in the Jacobean style by Charles Barry and is owned by the Earls of Caernarvon. The estate of 5,000 acres includes parkland designed by Capability Brown. This house was built on the foundations of a medieval palace of the 8th century. Entry to the Egyptian Exhibition is included in the price of the visit.
The well known TV series “Downton Abbey” was filmed here.
Outings Programme for 2019
Outings currently arranged are listed below
Enquiries to Joan Gray (see Contacts)
This property is set in 2,650 acres of beautiful Wessex countryside. The House was one of the first built in the Palladian style. It contains a unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and a collection of interesting paintings.
The beautiful landscape gardens are set in a wooded valley, which should be full of colour when we visit. A pleasant walk can be taken around the lake, passing temples and monuments which survive from the past.
St Mary’s House and Garden, Bramber Wednesday 12 June
An Enchanting late 15th Century timber framed House in magnificent gardens and charming cottage style tearooms. Still lived in, this home has fine panelled rooms including including the unique Elizabethan painted room. Five acres of beautiful Gardens, with a Ginkgo Biloba” living fossil tree, animal topiary and ”Secret” Garden.
Note; this is an afternoon visit
Ascott House, Buckinghamshire Thursday 20 June
This is a half timbered house dating back to the 16th century and transformed by the Rothschilds in the 19th century. There are several exceptional collections within the house. The property is administered by the Rothschild family. The gardens contain specimen trees, formal and natural areas.
We will have 2 stops en route for coffee and lunch at a Garden Centre near to Ascott House.
Chatham Historic Dockyard Wednesday 17 July
We start our visit with a Guided Tour in our coach.
There are plenty of areas to explore including: RNLI Historic Lifeboats, Historic Warships, Railway Workshop and Victorian Ropery. Good walking shoes are required as there are cobbled areas and areas unsuitable for people with access problems. Food will be available from the Mess Deck (meals) and at the Railway Workshop (snacks).