Wednesday 19th August 2020 – Weston Park
Weston Park in Shropshire is the former home of the Earls of Bradford. The opulent 17th century Mansion, housing some wonderful fine art, is set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped grounds.
The Mansion contains tributes to the 3rd Earl’s love of horses. The Victorian library contains over 3,000 books and has unique Goblin tapestries, specially commissioned for the house. The stunning dining room houses one of the country’s most impressive collections of paintings including works by renowned artists such as Sir Anthony Van Dyck.
The visit will include travel by coach, coffee on arrival, and time to explore the grounds. We will then have a two course lunch.
After lunch we will split into 2 groups. Group 1 will tour “The Mansion and its art work”, while group 2 will have a “Behind the Scenes” tour.
Between the tours we will have tea and cake to revive us. The groups will then swap over for the tours before departure.
Ticket price £56
Tickets will be on sale at the May meeting one hour before each lecture, and at later meetings if tickets remain.
Image – Weston Park © Weston Park website