29th June – Powis Castle & Gardens

The world-famous garden, overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, it retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces. High on a rock above the terraces, the castle, originally built circa 1200, began life as a medieval fortress.
Powis Castle https://youtu.be/gXaZCJEcnoc
House Of Portraits at Powis Castle  https://youtu.be/hn8YXAo0CeU
Baroque Treasures of Powis Castle https://youtu.be/t3C6TWzkKAA
w/c 22nd June – Conwy North Wales Walking Tour & Dinorwig Slate Quarry 

 

This tour of Conwy discovers the following locations: – Lancaster Square – St. Michael’s Catholic Church – The Eight Fortified Towers – Wing Gate – Lower Gate – The Smallest House in Great Britain – Conwy Morfa – Suspension Bridge – Guildhall – The Blue Bell – Aberconwy House – Castle Hotel – St. Mary and All Saints Church – Mill Gate https://youtu.be/e9ypw_PVz8Q

Once one of the largest slate quarries in the world. Today the scars of the side of the mountain along with the tips of slate waste are a silent testimony to the industrialisation of the beautiful North Wales valley. Slate quarrymen were a special breed of highly skilled workers who laboured in what we would now be seen as appalling conditions in the face of the prevailing elements, forever running the risk of death, ill health and serious injury. Winner of 2 awards… ‘Best Newcomer’ Jason Jones at the 2012 LLAMFF film fesival and ‘Best Documentary’ at the Camarthen Bay fim fesival 2012. https://youtu.be/enUeHEipHt4?t=92
w/c 17th June Chester

UK Walking Tour https://youtu.be/Zlu542Tx8Fc
Romans Wanted Chester as Capital of the Greater Britannia? https://youtu.be/90-Rj-5pUAg
w/c 8th June Liverpool & Sudley House

Edward Chambre Hardmans’ House https://youtu.be/sbt_eUaftRg
Edward Chambre Hardman BBC documentary https://youtu.be/EdJed1V6Iw4

George Holt in the library https://youtu.be/-d-57maa0EM
Mrs Holt in the morning room https://youtu.be/an6cgF7-XIQ
Holt’s Maid in the drawing room https://youtu.be/gp6TghiPAXk
George Holt in dining room https://youtu.be/Xz5ej5x8CaI
w/c 1st June Carlisle Castle,Sizergh Castle Gardens & Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Carlisle Castle   https://youtu.be/SFhu0xDraBU
Sizergh Castle https://youtu.be/__NtjjGELJI  https://youtu.be/loxgkUUs4H8?t=5
Stott Park Bobbin Mill https://youtu.be/tUvvkh1XP4A?t=2 and  https://youtu.be/kTZVsqLLghY
w/c 25th May – Warkworth Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Alnwick Castle

Warkworth Castle  – https://youtu.be/NSy1Sv320qA
Bamburgh Castle –  https://youtu.be/wWNCiZmkVfo

https://youtu.be/7HEOb8tgyjk

Alnwick Castle & Gardens – https://youtu.be/6Z__DaynIcI & https://youtu.be/cR1QP0oJhK4
w/c 18th May Bowes Museum & Beamish,The Living Museum of the North
Treasures in The Bowes Museum – https://youtu.be/CWnkUtGO-94
The Silver Swan – Automaton – https://youtu.be/a3agwmbuZKM
The Silver Swan: Glass Rods –  https://youtu.be/Ck58VXNyt98
Beamish,The Living Museum of the North – https://youtu.be/myNLLfO6IcE
w/c 11th May Brodsworth Hall Beningbrough Hall & Goddards House and Garden
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens https://youtu.be/-QzyduA5HHE
Brodsworth Hall Gardens in August –https://youtu.be/n4Xjf5hLhng
The gardens at Beningborough Hall – https://youtu.be/Qt_WagkQMAI
A visit to Goddards House and Garden – https://youtu.be/DXgrr-ao9U4
w/c 5th May – Nostell Priory & Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The gardens at Nostell Priory and Parkland https://youtu.be/P_ZAljFFG8A
Nostell Priory National Trust Gardens Winter Walk https://youtu.be/eQmHyxzTugA?t=1
Nostell Priory and Parkland –  https://youtu.be/5Ne5awsNqXo
Inside Nostell Priory-  https://youtu.be/KZnOn5qtmvM
Yorkshire Sculpture Park  – https://youtu.be/tVkdY2dp8YUhttps://youtu.be/jaz9yZK7gHA
w/c 27 April – Chatsworth
Aerial view – https://youtu.be/QAL1iG1Ehvc
£32 million Chatsworth House recent renovation – https://youtu.be/Q3-MUEG8_xk
Chatsworth Gardens – https://youtu.be/Mno7GOQ8Klo
Duke of Devonshire guides us through the stunning grounds of Chatsworth House – https://youtu.be/jjMOWJyjKK0
The Landscape as a Work of Art’ At Chatsworth –  https://youtu.be/I5E34lyjh1I
The Changing Face of Portraiture – https://youtu.be/184-syI2KMg
Monumental Sculpture at Chatsworth, Beyond Limits 2013 –  https://youtu.be/vxGE0rPIf28
 Zaha Hadid’s Lilas pavilion – https://youtu.be/jTuRcDvzCg8