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Summer Visits 2019 Ymweliadau Haf 

May 29: Tewkesbury Abbey with time for lunch and to explore the medieval town before returning home via Deerhurst to view its Saxon church and Odda’s chapel. Leaders: David & Barbara Powell
Cost: £20 incudes guided tour of the abbey and coffee on arrival in Tewkesbury

June 17-20: Isle of Wight, stopping en route at Salisbury with the opportunity to visit Mompesson House & garden (National Trust) and the cathedral. We will visit Osborne House (English Heritage) & Quarr Abbey on day 2, Farringford House (former home to Sir Alfred Tennyson), old Shanklin, travel on the Isle of Wight railway & steam heritage railway line on day 3, Carisbrooke Castle (EH) on day 4 before returning home. Leaders Julia Zajicek & Helen Morgan

Cost for 4 days including the coach and ferry with 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, guided tour of Osbourne House, admission & guided tour at Farringford, Isle of Wight electric train and steam railway

Single in classic double room: £339
Premier twin or double: £290 per person
Premier twin or double with sea view: £305 per person
Superior twin sea view: £326 per person.

The above does not include admission to Mompesson House (National Trust), admission to Osborne House (English Heritage)  or Carisbrooke Castle (English Heritage)

July 25: Kelmscott Manor, which houses most of William Morris’s furniture and furnishings. We will stop for an early lunch in Lechlade. The afternoon at Kelmscott will start with an introductory talk by a staff member. We will then free flow through the house with Oliver Fairclough who will share his knowledge of the tapestries. Our group ticket includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For an additional £3.50 this can be upgraded to a full cream tea. The village also has a church in whose graveyard William Morris and his wife are buried and a pub. Leaders: Susan Langford-Johnson and Julia Zajicek
Cost £28 plus £3.50 if cream tea is included.

August 21: Churches of the Golden Valley. A fully guided tour with Oliver Fairclough starting at Abbey Dore (founded by the Cistercians in 1147). We will then proceed to  Peterchurch (Grade I listed) for coffee before our guided tour around St Peter’s church. After a pub lunch in the Nag’s Head we will continue to St Margaret’s (noted for its 16th-century rood screen and 18th-century wall texts & east window) and Rowlestone whose chancel arch and south doorway are outstanding specimens of the Herefordshire School of Romanesque sculpture. Leaders: Caroline & Oliver Fairclough. 
Cost: £21 includes morning coffee at St Peter’s and lunch at the Nag’s Head.

September 19: Caerleon & Caerwent guided by Frank Olding. The Roman fortress and baths in Caerleon offer a vivid picture of life in 2nd-century Britain. Twelve miles away is  Venta Silurum, the first town in Wales and tribal capital of the Silures. Now called Caerwent, its walls, the remains of shops, a Romano-Celtic temple and the forum-basilica are clearly visible. Accessibility is good, i.e no hills or stiles but rough grass behind the walls is unsuitable for wheelchairs. Leaders: Julia Zajicek and Susan Langford-Johnson. Cost: £21 includes lunch

All trips leave at 9.30am from Abergavenny bus station

Printed copies with application forms are available at lectures or from the visit team for those not on email. Or you can download an application form here: booking form 2019.docx

ALHS members and other visitors at Stokesay Castle, August 2012

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