14th July 2022
PRICES £95 per person
Wentworth Woodhouse is without a doubt one of the finest and grandest of houses in England. At 606 feet long it is considered to have the largest facade in the country.
The building was constructed in two stages; the West Front in 1724-28 and the East 1731-1750 principally for Thomas Wentworth, later to be the Marquis of Rockingham.
The property was a centre of great political influence. The 2nd Marquis was Prime Minister 1765-66 and again in 1782.
Following the death of the 2nd Marquis the estate passed to the Earls Fitzwilliam and following the death of 8th Earl in a flying accident, the property was let to the West Riding County Council when it became Lady Mabel PE college.
In 1988 it was sold to a private buyer, again in 1999, and finally in 2017 to Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
One of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. It was owned by the Fitzwilliam
Family , who hosted King George V and Queen Mary on their first visit up North! It has had millions spent on its restoration.
The book “Black Diamonds” is a best seller and contains all the facts, figures and intrigue of the history of Wentworth Woodhouse.
8.30am – 6 pm tour times
Barnoldswick 8.30 am - Ghyll Golf Club car park
Skipton 9.00 am - High street car park coach section - BD23 1ED
Ilkley - 9.30 am - West street car park behind Piccolinos - LS29 8AF
Pool in Wharfedale - 10.00 am - Details to be arranged
Arrival 11.30 am – tea and coffee
11.45 am - Black Diamonds Guided Tour
1.00 pm - private lunch in the Grand Dining Room
2.30 – 3.30 pm – free to wander around the gardens
4.00 pm depart
5:30 pm – arrive Pool in Wharfedale
6:00 pm – arrive Ilkley
6:30 pm – arrive Skipton
7:00 pm – arrive Barnoldswick
PRICE £95 per person
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