Houses and Gardens in the Borders and Lake District
(June 16 – 24, 2018)
If you like houses and gardens, this is your tour. In June we are offering a tour with special cache taking you inside a number of private homes in the border of England and Scotland and in the Lake District.
We will be staying at Naworth Castle, the home of Philip Howard which has been owned by his family since the 14th century. We are delighted to be welcomed again by Philip as Naworth is an excellent base for visiting a number of special homes and gardens – some open to the public and others where we have been invited in by the owners. Among the many places we will visit are Cragside designed by Richard Norman Shaw and wonderfully positioned on a craggy hillside. Nearby is Lindisfarne on Holy Island where Edwin Lutyens redesigned the building and Gertrude Jekyll designed a charming small garden. Jekyll also designed a garden at Bamburgh, which we visit and which was owned by Armstrong, who also owned Cragside.
Our trip will not be all houses and gardens as we will visit Philip Webb’s only church in the small town of Brampton as well as a lovely little church by Pugin in Warwick Bridge and a spectacular church by Sarah Losh on the Green in Wreary. Other stops include Castle Howard, Edinburgh and Lake District.