Thursday 28th July 2022
PRICES £95 per person
Newby Hall is a country house beside the River Ure. It is a grade 1 listed building built in 1697, built reputedly with the assistance of Sir Christoper Wren.
The House tour is not to be missed if you appreciate antiques. Roman treasures brought back from Italy in 1765 by the then owner William Weddell. An escorted tour of the house is planned after lunch in the Grantham Room. The Grantham room has three large double doors out onto the garden so plenty of fresh air can be circulated plus a beautiful view of the landscape. After the tours and lunch you will be free to look at the World Famous Dolls House exhibition and Teddy Bear House. These dolls houses are superb and the detail is exquisite. Enthusiasts from the globe have travelled especially to Yorkshire to view this extensive collection. There will be time as well to wander around the gardens which have beautiful herbaceous borders and woodland walks.
Skipton 10.00 am - High street car park coach section - BD23 1ED
Ilkley 10.30am - West street car park behind Piccolinos - LS29 8AF
Harrogate 11.00am - Trinity Church, trinity road - HG2 9AU
Arrival 11:45 am - and we will be greeted by Sarah
12 noon - Private Lunch - in the Grantham Room comprising of:
Hot or Cold Buffet Lunch with a choice of dessert
Cheese and Fruit with Biscuits
Tea and coffee
1.30 – 2:30 pm – Time for the Dolls House Exhibition, Teddy Bears Corner, Miniature Railway or stroll around the beautiful gardens and banks of the River Ure
2.30 – 3:30 pm – First Group Tour Around the House
3:30 pm – Free time to wander around the beautiful gardens, woodlands an plant centre
4.00 pm – Tea and Cake in the Grantham Room for departure
4.30 pm – depart
5:30 pm – arrive Harrogate
6:00 pm – arrive Ilkley
6:30 pm – arrive Skipton
PRICE £95 per person
There is a plant centre for those who wish to buy a momento of the day and brighten up their own gardens or patios. The more adventurous might indulge with a ride on the miniature railway constructed in 1973 or a trip on the river.
Newby Hall has appeared on two episodes of The Antiques Roadshow filmed in 2020.
Please see our itinerary of the day and date of our visit and book early to avoid disappointment!
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