Sunday 20 August 2017
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The Romance of Old England

The Romance of Old England

After parking your jet lag in the Cotswolds for a couple of nights, you’re very quickly into visits to a number of outstanding, mostly privately owned stately homes and gardens.  Continuing westwards, the edges of your tour of Herefordshire’s Black and White Village Trail might become a little blurred thanks to the locally made cassis, vodka and cider tastings along the way. The tour finishes in the Bard’s home town of Stratford upon Avon and a visit to spectacular Warwick Castle.  Other highlights include:

 

  • The glorious award winning garden at Kiftsgate Court
  • The famous Arts and Crafts garden at Hidcote Manor
  • Romantic privately owned Sudeley Castle, a former winner of the Historic Houses Association/Christies Garden of the Year Award
  • The unique Rococo garden at Painswick House in a hidden Cotswolds valley
  • Choral evensong in Hereford Cathedral
  • The Herefordshire Black and White Villages trail
  • Cassis, vodka and cider tastings spread throughout the day
  • Jaw dropping history at imposing Warwick Castle
  • Costumed characters and strolling players at the Shakespeare Houses