A group for people with an interest in Historic Places. Group Leader is Carol Tipper. We will generally meet on the first Friday of the month, but this is subject to change depending on availability of venues.
During the summer months we will visit buildings, mostly those that are only open by appointment or where going as part of a group gets us special treatment.
During the winter months when many properties are closed, it has been suggested we should have some speakers. I would be grateful for any suggestions.
If you are interested in joining or booking a place on any of the scheduled visits please contact Carol via the blue bird on this page.
In 2019 Carol Tipper will be taking over from Jacky, who will be organising the following years trips. If you can help Carol in any way, perhaps by writing the monthly trips for the U3A Bulletin, taking photographs or even perhaps thinking about arranging a HP visit for 2021. Please let Carol know.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Mar 6th||Cardiff Castle with tour. Entry at group rate £10, tour £2.50 Coach £10.Also a boat trip around the bay @£5 Coach leaves 9am Dursley, 9.10am Jubilee tree and 9.25am Wotton Memorial. You can do the castle without the boat if required|
|Fri Apr 3rd||A visit to Stanway House and fountain and the watermill will be put into production to grind some of their own corn.They are opening this for us as a private tour. We will have a guided tour and a tea/coffee when we arrive Group rate £14.50. |
In the afternoon a visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Broadway with a guided tour or other attractions in Broadway. Coach £9
|Thu May 7th||Hellens House and gardens. One of the oldest historic houses (before 1057) in England.|
Not open on a Friday so the trip is Thursday.We are sharing this trip with the gardening group.Group rate with tour and a guide book is £8.50. Coach has been arranged at £10
|Fri Jun 5th||A trip has been arranged to Llanciach Fawr Mannor at group rate of £6 which includes an hour and a half tour.There is a restautant there if required. We will visit Castle Coch on the way home at group rate of £5,50. Coach will be £10|
|Fri Jul 3rd||We have organised a trip to Chepstow Castle and then on to Raglan Castle I have education tickets for both so the cost will just be £10 for the coach.|
|Thu Aug 6th||Our August trip will be a historic walk in Ledbury with a historian for £5 and then on to Eastnor Castle and gardens group rate of £11.50. The castle never opens on a Friday and this is the only Thurs they open so we have accepted the Thurs. The coach will be £10|
|Fri Nov 6th||National Memorial Arboretum.|
Entrance is free but we will give a donation.Wheelchairs or scooters can be hired if required if prebooked. We can also prebook arrival tea or coffees with biscuits @£3.
Also available to be booked is a walking tour at £3 per head and a land train aprox 50 minutes with a running commentary.
Price of coach £10
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