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We organise several visits each year to various places, some National Trust properties, others not. Our first post-lockdown visit to Attingham Park (left) last year was particularly popular. We were able to raise about £1500 to help the National Trust's activities.

Below are the visits we've got planned so far for this year. We're planning more, so check back with us regularly to find out where we're going.

The cost of the visit includes coach transport. The pick up points are either the Bentley Heath Community Hall in Widney Lane, Dorridge or the bus stop outside the public house on the corner of Union Road/Warwick Road, Solihull, opposite House of Fraser.

Admission to non-National Trust properties is included in the cost, but please note that if you are not a National Trust member, you will have to pay the entry fee for Trust properties on arrival.

If you are interested in joining one of our trips, or have a general enquiry about them, please send us a message using this contact form.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey, near Cambridge, is a scenic Jacobean style house featuring a unique collection of paintings and objects, spanning a 350-year period, and a 114-acre 20th-century garden with a working watermill.  Originally a medieval Augustinian priory, then an Elizabethan manor house, Anglesey Abbey was restored in the early 20th century by Lord Fairhaven to create a richly decorated showcase for his collection of fine art. The house retains parts of the original medieval buildings and Elizabethan decoration.

 

The gardens were designed around his personal taste and for entertaining his guests, with something to show them every season. Today the gardens still follow the same seasonal pattern, with something to see all year round.

Cost £25

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

For our May outing we will be visiting Exbury Gardens, situated on the bank of the Beaulieu River in the New Forest.  The Exbury estate was purchased by Lionel de Rothschild in 1919 and work soon began on creating the gardens he had designed.  They remained as private gardens until Exbury House was requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2.  Following the war the gardens were restored to their former glory and then opened to the public.  Exbury is renowned for spring colour with a world-famous collection of rhododendrons and azaleas in April and May.

 

There is a small steam railway that runs round part of the garden.

Cost £45

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July, 2023

Cirencester and Rodmarton Manor

More details coming soon!

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August, 2023

Lyme Park, Cheshire

More details coming soon!

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September, 2023

Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

More details coming soon!

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October, 2023

Gloucester Cathedral & Docks

More details coming soon!

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