Stourhead - National Trust from £27pp

Destination: Europe Holiday Type: Coach Tour
Departure Date: 11 May 2018 Operator: Joining Points - Days Out
Duration: 1 Days Accommodation: Day Excursion

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Date: Price Per Person Travel Club Member
11 May 2018 £30pp £27pp
About Your Holiday  
The Itinerary
Day 1 Stourhead
Itinerary may change without notice.
Features  

- Stourhead
- Entrance not included
- Local Pick up points

 

Join Holidays & Cruises Travel Club on this Day Trip to Stourhead.

The Stourton Family had lived at the Stourhead estate for 500 years until they sold it to Sir Thomas Meres in 1714. His son, John Meres, sold it in 1717 to Henry Hoare, son of wealthy banker Sir Richard Hoare. The original manpor house was demolished and a new house, one of the first of its kind, was designed by Colen Campbell and built by Nathaniel Ireson between 1721 and 1725.

Over the next 200 years, the Hoare family collected many heirlooms, including a large library and art collection. In 1902, the house was gutted by fire but many of the heirlooms were saved, and the house was rebuilt in a nearly identical style.

The last Hoare family member to own the property gave the house and gardens to the National Trust in 1946, one year before his death. His son and sole heir, Captain Henry Colt Arthur "Harry" Hoare had died of wounds received at the Battle of Mugar Ridge on 13 November 1917 during WW1.

images courtesy of National Trust & Visit Wiltshire

 
   
   
Joining Points - Days Out  

Main Coach Points

Devizes, Calne, Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham, & Pewsey

Feeder Points

Bradford on Avon, Bromham, Holt, Lyneham, Trowbridge, Warminster & Westbury

Feeder points may not be available please check when booking

 

 

 

 
     
     
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