These tours are specially designed for National Trust members to explore some of the wonderful houses and gardens throughout the UK. Non-members are also welcome of course. National Trust Members’ Tour: With a Jacobean mansion as our base, we explore four beautiful properties spanning the centuries and offering glimpses into times long past.
Day 1 After a taxi pick up from your home, we make our way north into Cheshire, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 A day in Chester. Visit the half-timbered galleried shops in The Rows, walk the red sandstone city walls, visit the cathedral or just relax in one of the many teashops.
Day 3 After a leisurely start we head north to Dunham Massey (NT). Set in a magnificen park, this Georgian mansion has fine collections of furniture, paintings and silver dating back to 1732. The estate also boasts one of the best year-round gardens in the UK.
Day 4 A day filled with history and horticulture! We begin at Biddulph Grange (NT) to explore the Grade I listed garden. One of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens, it was designed by James Bateman with a series of connected compartments including a Chinese garden, Italian garden and Scottish glen. In the afternoon we visit Little Moreton Hall (NT), an iconic Tudor manor house, with moat and manicured knot garden.
Day 5 We visit Tatton Park (NT), a grand country estate set in 1000 acres of historic deer park. The neo-classical mansion contains an impressive collection of fine art, books and furnishings. You can also explore the award-winning gardens and the estate’s own farm.
Day 6 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we have a stop at the National Memorial Arboretum before continuing our journey home.
Our 17th-century four-star hotel is set in extensive grounds with historic Jacobean and modern architecture. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, gym and a spa with six treatment rooms. Bedrooms, in new wing, have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms.