Visits

Dulverton and Knightshayes

Date: Tuesday 5 September 2017

A visit to Dulverton, gate to the Exmoor National Park, and Knightshayes Court in the Exe Valley
Dulverton and Knightshayes
Dulverton and Knightshayes
Dulverton and Knightshayes

Dulverton and Knightshayes

Tuesday 5th September 2017

The coach will drive via the Exe Valley to  Dulverton, which is the gate to the Exmoor National Park, arriving around 10.00. After coffee at the Copper Kettle we will meet guides from the Heritage Centre for a  1h 30 min walk around the many historic buildings of the town, the inspiration among others of Lorna Doone. Famous families lived nearby including Lord Carnavon of Tutankamoun fame. From midday until 13.45 you can have lunch at your expense and explore further. Dulverton is a popular destination and with only 3 suitable restaurants offering a selection of meals, we can reserve places.

At 13.45 the Coach will return down the Exe Valley to Knightshayes Court run by the National Trust. You will be met at reception and there will be a short introductory talk at 14.30. From there the coach can drop you off at the house or you can take an 8 minute walk. A buggy may also be possible.  Knightshayes is a Victorian gothic country house with richly decorated interiors and a fine garden. The work of William Burges combines mediaeval romanticism  with lavish Victorian decoration. As well as many fine views the famous Walled Garden on the way back to Reception is a must. There you will also find the café, where you can enjoy a cream tea or tea and cake from 16.00 to 16.45. The coach will meet you at Reception.

Time of departure from Culverhayes Car Park                                         8.10

Approximate time of return                                                                     18.30

Cost   £ 36 (Non National Trust members £46.25).  This will include travel in an Executive Coach, guided tours, coffee and tea.

To book, please complete the multi visit form and send it to Nick Durkin at Overway, The Avenue, Sherborne DT9 3AH  with a cheque for the full cost or a non returnable deposit of £ 10 with the balance payable by 5th August. Tell us if you wish your booking confirmed. Once the full sum has been paid, you will be reminded shortly before the trip and moneys will only be returned in exceptional circumstances.

Numbers are limited to 30 with a waiting list available. Visitors are welcome as well as members and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. So you may think it wise to book early.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact either Michael Morrell on 01935 873535 or E Mail m.c.morrell@btinternet.com   or  between 4th March and 1st April Douglas Maxwell on 01963 251093 or     E Mail  jdmaxwell60@yahoo.co.uk

 

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