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Friends Tours & Events

Our volunteer Regional Friends Representatives organise special visits to houses, gardens and other places of interest, some not usually open to the public. These events are open to Members and Friends of the Association only.  They are advertised in the Tours & Events supplement of Historic House magazine.

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All Friends Tours are now booked online or by phone.  Each Tour includes a link to an online booking form, or you can book by calling 01946 690823 (lines are open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

Use the Search option below to find Tours by 'Title' (i.e. the destination); start date; or Region (click the + sign for a list of Regions).

The opening dates for bookings vary according to which Tour you want to book - dates are specified for each Tour in the supplement.  A Tour will not appear on this website until it is 'live' for bookings.  Therefore, if you are interested in a Tour which is not yet open for bookings, it will not yet be on this site, nor will it be available for booking by phone.

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Sun 19th November 2017
Price: 0.00
The HHA Yorkshire Friends team invites you to BOLTON ABBEY VILLAGE HALL for their annual 'Open House'.
Royal Pavilion
South East
Royal Pavilion
Wed 22nd November 2017
Price: 47.00
The Royal Pavilion is a well known and fascinating building, starting out some 200 years ago as a modest lodging house. With the help of the architect, Henry Holland, this was turned into a handsome neo-classical villa known as the Marine Pavilion.
Tissington Hall
Tue 28th November 2017
Price: 45.00
The magnificent Tissington Hall located near Ashbourne in Derbyshire was built by Francis FitzHerbert in 1609 and is still lived in by the same family - home to a fine collection of portraits and furniture collected by the family over 400 years. Casterne Hall is a perfect example of a country manor house that has changed little since the early 18th Century and is still lived in by the Hurt family who built it and whose family's principal residence this still is.
Blenheim Palace
Mon 4th December 2017
Price: 55.00
Join us for Christmas lunch in the magnificent surroundings of BLENHEIM PALACE, beautifully decorated for Christmas. Built by John Vanbrugh for John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory at the Battle of Blindheim (Blenheim) in 1704, it is a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture.
Tue 5th December 2017
Price: 50.00
Highfields in Audlem is an attractive Grade I Tudor country manor, nestling among some of Cheshire's richest farmlands.
Wed 6th December 2017
Price: 69.99
A personal tour of BRIDWELL PARK house and estate by Lord Ivar Mountbatten, including lunch.
Kentchurch Court
Heart of England
Sun 10th December 2017
Price: 40.00
KENTCHURCH COURT near Pontrilas, situated gloriously in the cleft of the hills, has been the home of the Scudamore family for more than six hundred years.
Unfortunately this tour is now fully booked but, if you wish to be added to the waiting list, please click the link below.
Delapre Abbey
East Midlands
Mon 11th December 2017
Price: 45.00
Recently restored Northamptonshire house rescued from demolition, with origins as a medieval abbey. Cost includes two-course lunch with wine and a cream tea.
Hagley Hall
Heart of England
Mon 11th December 2017
Price: 25.00
Grand Georgian house in Worcestershire with important interiors and contents, still used as a family home.
Tue 12th December 2017
Price: 49.00
MIDDLETON LODGE near Richmond was built by John Carr built in 1780 for barrister George Hartley, scion of a local mining family. After our talk and tour, a three-course Christmas lunch in the converted stables includes traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings.
Wed 13th December 2017
Price: 28.00
THE VYNE is a magnificent 16th-century country house built for Lord Sandys, King Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain. The Vyne has been home to lords and ladies for five centuries. Over the years it's been visited by Tudor kings, occupied by a Speaker of the House of Commons and sheltered in by Second World War evacuees.
Lancing College
Fri 15th December 2017
Price: 59.00
A particularly interesting tour in a well known building followed by an enjoyable Christmas lunch.
Mon 18th December 2017
Price: 49.00
Visit the UNESCO village of SALTAIRE for a private Christmas Lunch at the top of fabled SALTS MILL where the Cafe at the Opera opens for us with mulled wine and a three-course lunch that includes traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings.
Christ Church College
Thames and Chilterns
Thu 18th January 2018
Price: 44.00
Historic college, also site of Oxford cathedral; gallery and museum tours
Wed 31st January 2018
Price: 54.00
A tour of the medieval city, lunch, and access to areas not usually open to the public.
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