Day 1: From a convenient local joining point, we make our way to Wentworth Woodhouse, to visit the first of our Victoria locations. In the TV series, it doubled up as Buckingham Palace and Kensington Place, not to mention a brothel (!).You will enjoy a stately guided tour of the formal rooms of Wentworth Woodhouse. This hour-long tour is a great way to learn about the fascinating history of this very special place. The story encompasses the rise and fall of Wentworth Woodhouse, from its beginnings in the 1600s, to its time as a family home and a teacher training college, right through to the present day. As you journey through the state rooms, see first-hand how the splendour of this 18th century house is still intact after a chequered past. Later we continue to our hotel on the outskirts of Wetherby for our 3 night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2: This morning we visit the market town of Beverley. In the TV series of Victoria, the Minster doubled as Westminster Abbey for the Coronation scenes. We then head to the city of York for free time. Flanked by the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, this is a scenic and romantic destination, ideal for lovers of culture, history and sightseeing.
Day 3: We make our way to Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest. In October 2015 the house doubled as Kensington Palace in the TV series - where the young Victoria lived and learned of her ascension to the throne. Make the most of your day by enjoying Castle Howard inside and out. Admire sumptuous interiors furnished with world renowned works of art, before exploring over 1,000 acres of monumental gardens with statues, lakes, temples and fountains.
Day 4: We head to the beautiful Harewood House, one of the primary locations in the TV series and used to depict both Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Built in the 1760s by Edwin Lascelles, it is renowned for its magnificent Robert Adam interiors and is also home to superb Thomas Chippendale furniture and a world class collection of paintings. It has been home to the Lascelles family since it was built, reflecting the changing tastes and styles of the past 250 years. Outside, an Italianate Terrace, designed by Sir Charles Barry in the 1840s, stretches along the southern aspect of the House and provides stunning view over Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape and lake. Crafted by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Harewood’s landscape encompasses over 1000 acres and represents one of Brown’s most famous vistas. We depart early afternoon for Norfolk and your local joining point.
Single Supplement £nil (Limited Availabilty)
Tour Reference AWE4025
Deposit Required: £50pp
Balance Due: 8 weeks prior to departure