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Arts and Crafts of Surrey
On this tour you will examine these ideas with Victorian arts & design expert Dr Anne Anderson, and visit some wonderful examples such as the newly reopened Watts Gallery and his unique studio home Limnerlease, Watts Mortuary Chapel, Royal Holloway University, and St Michael and St Mary Magdalene's Church to view Burne-Jones' masterpiece The Last Judgement.
- Two nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Legacy Thatchers Hotel, based on a shared occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome reception
- First night 3-course dinner with wine
- Second night dinner in the hotel restaurant
- Two light lunches
- All talks, guided tours, admissions
- Coach transfers and tour manager throughout
- Single room supplement
- Extra nights on bed and breakfast basis
- Holiday insurance
- Meals other than those stated
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Porterage and gratuities
Day 2: Morning guided tour of the astonishing and extravagant Royal Holloway, University of London. Royal Holloway College was founded in 1879 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway as a woman only institution. You will visit the Founder's Building, which is based on the Loire's Chateau Chambord, the Founder's Library, College Chapel and The Picture Gallery, which is filled with Victorian classics. A light lunch is included. In the afternoon we will visit St. Michael & St Mary Magdalene Church in Easthampstead, to view the four stained glass windows by Sir-Edward Burne-Jones in collaboration with Morris & Co. including The Last Judgement. Evening talk by Dr Anne Anderson "G.F Watts and Mary Watts: Visionary Dreamers" followed by dinner.
Day 3: To Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey, home to over 6000 paintings and sculptures. Reopened in 2010 following extensive restoration, the gallery was originally founded by George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary Fraser-Tytler to showcase his work. You will also visit the extraordinary Mortuary Chapel, designed by Mary Fraser-Tytler in the Gothic Revival style and paid for by Watts, the chapel was a gift to the villagers of Compton who helped to build it and decorate the interior - a classic example of Victorian philanthropy. After a light lunch (included), we will have a tour of Limnerslease, the home and studio of the eminent painter G. F Watts, which was commissioned from the Arts & Crafts architect Ernest George. Our final visit of the day is to Norney Grange, an outstanding Arts & Crafts house by the architect C.F.A Voysey, where the proud owner Russell Clapshaw will show us around. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.00pm.
Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement, please click here or on the availability tab above to select your date of travel and extra night rates.
NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.
Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Set in a charming 19th century Tudor style building within the peaceful Surrey countryside the four-star Legacy Thatcher's Hotel offers 'Thatcher's Restaurant', with original oak beams and fireplaces, and cosy Club Bar. All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, wifi and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary car parking is available at the hotel.
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