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Georgian Arcadia: Great Country Houses & Landscape Parks

12 April 2021

4 days from £1,195pp

Take advantage of incredible private tours of Yorkshire’s finest Georgian country homes and landscape parks. From Castle Howard and Newby Hall, to Fairfax House and a wonderful stroll through the exquisite landscape of Studley Royal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy exclusive private tours of many of Yorkshire’s finest Georgian country homes
  • Stroll the grounds of Studley Royal, one of Britain’s most captivating landscapes
  • Take a fascinating private tour of Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest historic houses, in the company of its curator
  • Experience the most complete Chippendale interior in existence in the spectacular Tapestry Room at Newby Hall
Yorkshire is architecturally the richest of England’s counties with magnificent estates, country houses and landscape parks.  In our tour we shall enjoy private access to some of the finest country houses of their period which illustrate the change in style from the excitement and drama of the Baroque in Castle Howard to the exquisite late Georgian neo-classical interiors of Farnley Hall and Robert Adam’s Newby Hall.  All the country houses on our programme are still privately owned by the descendants of the original builders and have superb furnishings and works of art. Yorkshire was also in the forefront of landscape design and Studley Royal is one of the most perfect surviving Early Georgian landscape gardens. York, our base for this tour, was a fashionable provincial capital in the 18th century and possesses elegant terraces and splendid Georgian public buildings in the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House, the Assize Courts and the Assembly Rooms, whilst Fairfax House is the finest Georgian town house in Britain, with richly decorated interiors and fine furniture.

Your Accommodation

DoubleTree by Hilton, York

★★★★
Overview
Enjoy a relaxing stay in the heart of the city at the four star DoubleTree by Hilton York. This prime location overlooks the historic City Walls and is within walking distance to York Minster and other famous attractions. Enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s restaurant and relax with an after dinner drink in the bar. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Flat screen TV
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning