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30 June 2020Elton Hall and Gardens

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Elton Hall and Gardens
Tuesday 30 June 2020

Elton Hall and Gardens 

Tuesday, 30th June 2020, £32

 

 

 

This extraordinary, romantic, part Gothic house has been in the Proby family since 1660. Elton Hall is a fascinating mixture of styles, reflecting the taste and interests of succeeding generations and is Grade-1 listed. Every room contains treasures – magnificent furniture and fine paintings from early 15th century Old Masters to the remarkable 19th century work of Alma Tadema and Millais. In addition, there is a wonderful collection of porcelain and books. The library, one of the largest in private ownership, possesses such treasures as Henry VIII’s prayer book. 

 

 

 

The hall lies in a 3,800-acre estate through which the River Nene runs. The beautiful gardens have been restored during the last thirty years and now include mature topiary, an Orangery and stunning herbaceous borders.

 

 

 

Booking Form and Itinerary for day trip to Elton Hall, Tuesday, 30th June 2020 

Cost includes: round trip coach fare and tip, exclusive hour-long tour of the house, a self-guided tour of the gardens, tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival at the Mulberry Cafe.  £32 per person. 

Access

The entrance to the Hall and Gardens is a pleasant walk of approximately 300 metres along a tree-lined path. The Gardens are accessible for wheelchairs via gravel paths.

The Hall itself is not suitable for wheelchairs, mobility aids or pushchairs. There are several flights of steps which may be a problem for visitors with walking difficulties, and there is no visitor seating within the Hall. 

There is no picnicking allowed in the grounds. Lunch (a variety of sandwiches or hot meals) is available at the Mulberry Café located in the Bosworth Garden Centre where the coach will park. Members with mobility issues may want to tour the gardens before returning to the Mulberry Café for lunch, otherwise they will have another 300 metre walk back to the gardens after they eat and a 300 metre walk to return to the coach.

Itinerary, Tuesday, 30th June 2020

8.30     First Pick-up at Harrods Coaches, Bexwell Aerodrome, Downham Market (Free Parking)

9.00     Second Pick-up Knight’s Hill, King’s Lynn (Free parking)

10.30   Arrive Elton Hall for tea/coffee and biscuits

11.00-11.30     Tours of the house begin and last approximately one hour. Larger groups are divided into parties of no more than 15 for ease of access to the rooms.

Lunch on your own at the Mulberry Café, Bosworth Garden Centre.

After their House Tour, members are free to explore the gardens first or walk back to the Mulberry Café at Bosworth’s Garden Centre for lunch where there are also plant sales and a small gift shop. 

15.30   Leave for home

17.00   Set-down Knight’s Hill (approximate, depending on traffic)

17.45   Set-down Bexwell Aerodrome (approximate, depending on traffic

Completed forms and your cheque should be handed in at the monthly meeting or sent to: ‘Elton Hall Visit’, 16 – 18 Ash Close, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37 7NH. Please note that bookings are not firm until payment has been made and that a refund will only be possible if a substitute can be found. 

PLEASE NOTE:  DEADLINE FOR SIGN-UPS: 14th May, 2020

MINIMUM NEEDED TO HOLD TRIP: 25                           MAXIMUM:  48

Any problems, please text or leave a message on 07908 781305

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