©  ALHS  Summer Visits 2019 Ymweliadau Haf

The very successful 2019 season of visits has now finished.

Look out for details of the 2020 programme later in the year!

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 includes guided tour of the abbey and coffee on arrival in Tewkesbury

29 Mai: Tewkesbury — Abaty a thref ganoloesol. Dychwelyd heibio Deerhurst i weld yr eglwys Sacsonaidd a Chapel Odda. Arweinwyr: David a Barbara Powell. Pris: £20 yn cynnwys paned a thaith dywysedig o gwmpas yr abaty.


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)

17-20 Mehefin: Tridiau yn Ynys Wyth. Egwyl ar y ffordd yng Nghaersallog er mwyn ymweld â Phlas Mompesson (Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol), yr eglwys gadeiriol a chyfle i gael cinio. Taith dywysedig Plas Osborne (Treftadaeth Lloegr) a’r Abaty (ail ddiwrnod). Plas Farringford (cyn gartref Syr Alfred Tennyson), hen bentref Shanklin, taith ar drên stêm treftadaeth Ynys Wyth  (3ydd diwrnod). Castell Carisbrooke (TLl) cyn troi tua thre. Arweinwyr: Susan Langford-Johnson a Helen Morgan.


Pris: 3 noson gyda gwely, brecwast a chinio, a theithiau tywysedig Plas Osborne a Phlas Farringford, tocynnau trên a’r daith o’r Fenni i Ryde:


Gwely Sengl mewn ystafell ddwbl: £339
Prif ystafell ddwbl neu welyau gefell: £290 yr un
Prif ystafell ddwbl neu welyau gefell gyda golygfa o’r môr: £305 yr un
Ystafell wely orau gyda golygfa o’r môr: £326 pob person


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.

25 Gorffennaf: Maerdy Kelmscott, cartref  haf William Morris (1871-1896). Mae cyfoeth ei ddodrefn, ffabrig, lluniau a gwaith tapestri i’w gweld yno. Arweinwyr: Susan Langford-Johnson a Caroline Fairclough. Cyfle i gael cinio yn Lechlade.  Pris: £28 + £3.50 os cymerir te hufen. 

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.

21 Awst: Taith dywysedig o eglwysi Dyffryn Dore gyda Oliver Fairclough. Dechrau yn Abaty Dore (a sefydlwyd gan y Mynaich Gwynion yn 1147). Wedyn coffi cyn ymweld ag eglwys San Pedr, Peterchurch. Cawn ginio yn nhafarn y Nag’s Head cyn mynd i St Margaret’s yn Bacton, a Rowlestone gyda’i cherfluniau  Romanesg rhagorol.  Pris: £21 yn cynnwys coffi a chinio. Arweinwyr: Caroline ac Oliver Fairclough.

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.

19 Medi: Taith dywysedig Caerllion-ar-Wysg a Chaerwent. Mae’r gaer Rufeinig a’r baddonau yn rhoi cip arbennig o ni o Brydain yn yr ail ganrif. 12 milltir i ffwrdd mae Venta Silurum, y dref gyntaf yng Nghymru a phencadlys llwythol y Siluriaid. Mae Caerwent, fel  gelwir hi heddiw,  yn llawn adfeilion siopau, teml Geltaidd-Rufeinig, muriau’r dref a’i forum-basilica. Addas i bobl anabl  ar wahân i’r cae y tu ôl i furiau’r dref sydd yn anaddas i gadeiriau olwyn. Arweinwyr: Julia Zajicek a Susan Langford-Johnson. Pris: £21 yn cynnwys coffi a chinio.



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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