©  ALHS  Summer Visits - Ymweliadau Haf

The 2017 Summer Visits have all now taken place and it has been another very successful programme. Watch this space for details of the 2018 Visits!

Members enjoying the trip to Derbyshire, July 2017


Summer Visits 2017

May 24th depart 0930 arrive back approx 1800. Visit Brockhampton (NT), Ledbury (for lunch), Kempley to see the Norman church St Mary's (English Heritage) and parish church St Edward's (Arts & Crafts).  £15

June 14th depart 0915. Return approx 1700. Visit Margam, listen to Oliver Fairclough pre-tour talk while having tea/coffee in the Orangery. Tour with Oliver Fairclough.Buffet sandwich lunch 1300-1400 in Orangery. Visit Aberdulais (NT) for guided tour 1430, followed by tea/coffee & Welsh cakes.

June 30 - July 3  Derbyshire  June 30: depart 0930. Lichfield, time to wander & obtain own lunch 1130 - 1330. Arrive Buxton Old Hall Hotel approx 1500. Time to explore Buxton, dinner at 1900.

July 1: Guided tour Haddon Hall, lunch at own expense 1300 - 1400. Visit Eyam "Plague village". Time to visit church, Jacobean Eyam Hall (NT) with restored gardens, craft centre, cottages and Museum. Tea at own expense before returning to Buxton.

July 2: Drive to Castleton, home to Blue-John stone. Guided tour Peak Cavern below ruins of Peveril Peak Castle. Drive to Cromford World Heritage Site in Derwent Valley & site of Richard Arkwright's cotton mills, lunch at own expense. Arrive at wharf at 13.45 for 1400 depart with horse drawn canal barge trip with commentary. Visit steam driven Pump House on one of the few days when it will be in steam. Return to Cromford, depart for Buxton 1615.

Jul 3: check out & depart for home via Droitwich for lunch at own expense in the town. Arrive Abergavenny approx 1700. 

Cost: in twin/double £353 p p (£706 per couple)   or in double with single occupancy  £465.50.

Sept 5: Early Industrial Sites in rural Monmouthshire with Frank Olding

Depart 0930. Visit Old Station Tintern for tea/coffee. Tour of industrial sites around Tintern. Late lunch at Bell Inn, Redbrook. Price includes tea/coffee/lunch.              £15

Printed copies with application forms are available at lectures or from the visit team for those not on email.

ALHS members and other visitors at Stokesay Castle, August 2012

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