Visit: Longleat House, Wiltshire
| Longleat House
Longleat House is one of the finest Elizabethan houses in the country and took some 12 years to build. Originally designed for Sir John Thynne by Robert Smythson, the celebrated architect of Hardwick Hall and Burghley House, further work was carried out by Sir Christopher Wren. More extensive alterations were designed by Sir Jeffrey Wyattville in the early nineteenth century. Its sumptuous late 19th century Italianate interiors contain superb collections of furniture and paintings including works by Titian, Tintoretto, Gerard Ter Borsch and Reynolds. The house sits in a 900 acres park landscaped by Capability Brown.
This special guided tour will include parts of the house not normally open to
the public and there will be some surprises along the way! The
visit will conclude with a two course lunch.