DAN Heritage Tours Spring and Summer 2014 Jan 2014 - Page 7

Further Information and Bookings - www.danarts.co.uk Heritage Tours Bodelwyddan and Penrhyn Castles Saturday 23 August Coach leaves Northwich Memorial Hall at 9.00amc Other pick-ups available £20.00 We explore two “fake” castles in North Wales. Bodelwyddan Castle, built 1830 - 1852, is set in 260 acres of magnificent parkland, and is a partner of the National Portrait Gallery. The castle houses many wonderful portraits from the 19th Century collections of the Londonbased national museum, plus collections of furniture from the Victoria & Albert Museum, and sculpture from the Royal Academy of Arts. We visit Colwyn Bay for lunch, before moving on to Penrhyn Castle. Penrhyn Castle (NT) is an enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sitting between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. It also has an outstanding collection of paintings. Kendal and Levens Hall Sunday 14 September Coach leaves Northwich Memorial Hall at 8.30amb Other pick-ups available £23.00 Kendal has, at various times in the past, been an important centre for trade and commerce. Abbot Hall Art Gallery is set in an attractive Georgian House beside the River Kent. The permanent collection includes works by George Romney, and two dramatic paintings of Windermere by Philip de Loutherbourg. The main exhibition is “Barbara Hepworth: Within the Landscape” which focuses on one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Dame Barbara Hepworth. Kendal Castle, probably late 12th Century, is now a ruin, but worth exploring. Levens Hall is a manor house dating from the Elizabethan era, when the Bellingham family extended the 1390 Pele Tower. Levens is now owned by the Bagot family and has a celebrated topiary garden, which was started in 1694. Telephone: 01606 41597 Times and Conditions The price of tours includes the coach fare but not entry fees to houses, museums and galleries, unless stated. Places marked NT/EH are free to National Trust/ English Heritage members. We stop for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, but feel free to bring a packed lunch. Pick-up points and times (a) (b) (c) Winsford, Delamere Street 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am Davenham Old Primary Sch. 7.40am 8.10am 8.40am Sandiway Church 7.45am 8.15am 8.45am Weaverham Shops 7.50am 8.20am 8.50am Hartford Crossroads 7.55am 8.25am 8.55am Greenbank Hotel 7.56am 8.26am 8.56am Darwin Street, Castle 7.57am 8.27am 8.57am Northwich Memorial Hall 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am Brochure departure times are from Northwich Memorial Hall. Earlier times are shown above for the other pick-up points. Please be at your collection point in good time as the coach will not wait. Itinerary may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Sorry but no refunds on cancellations unless we can resell your ticket.