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Wentworth Castle

Saturday 28th June 2014

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Image courtesy Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust

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Wentworth Castle, a palatial house built in 1670 and extended by the Wentworths in the 18th century, is now a college. The house is usually closed to visitors but, for this trip, we have special permission to go inside to see the stunning Baroque interiors..

The mansion and landscape are listed Grade 1 by English Herirtage. The 500 acre estate contains 26 listed buildings and comprises the extensive parkland as well as 60 acres of gardens that were created during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

The rolling programme of restoration has been underway for a decade. The latest phase was the ruinous Victorian Conservatory, whose restoration was inaugurated by Prince Charles and completed last November.

There is far too much to see in a single visit - so on this trip we'll concentrate on parts of the mansion, the conservatory and the gardens.

The price includes coach transport, lunch and all admissions. We will be accompanied by Dr Patrick Eyres (editor-publisher of the New Arcadian Journal) and James Lomax (Curator Emeritus, Temple Newsam).