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Tuesday 13 June 2017

Visit to Burghley House Lincolnshire

Grimsthorpe Castle: Bourne, Lincolnshire

In the 16th Century William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth, founded a dynasty at Burghley from which place he took his title and built himself a palace commensurate with his importance. His elder son was created Earl of Exeter and his descendants have lived at Burghley for over 400 years.

Enjoy the House with its 18 State Rooms containing one of the largest private collections of Italian art, beautiful oriental porcelain and 18th century furniture. The House is set in a deer park landscaped by "Capability" Brown with a lake and a Garden of Surprises, a modern oasis of water, fountains, statues and obelisks.

We will arrive at Burghley by 11am in time for an introductory talk with tea, coffee and biscuits. You will then be free to explore the house at leisure. You can take a guided tour or use their Audio Guide costing £2.50. Audio Guides can be purchased at the time of booking.

The Orangery Restaurant, overlooking the beautiful Rose Garden and the Garden Café, situated on the edge of the Parkland, are able to provide tea, coffee and homemade cakes and delicious lunches in a picturesque setting.

The trip is open to a maximum of 40 members. Confirmation of your place will be sent by email or phone. Please note there will be no refund after the closing date unless there is a waiting list. Closing date is Tuesday 30 May 2017.

The coach will depart promptly from the Holiday Inn Hotel, Ipswich Rd, Norwich, at 8.15am. Departure from Burghley 4.30pm. Please note: On arrival at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich Road, Norwich, please report to Reception to pay the parking charge of £5 per car.

The cost is £37 per person and booking forms will be available in February.
For further information contact: Diana Lorence at

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