Coach trip to Dumfries House, Ayrshire
Sunday 15 October 2017
Following Simon Green's excellent talk to the Society in October 2016, we resolved to visit Dumfries House. Restored under the stewardship of Prince Charles around 2008, the Adam designed house is set in 2,000 acres. The 18th-Century Palladian House has an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture, as well as examples of work by Scottish cabinetmakers of the 18th century. The estate now offers a diverse educational programme focusing on employability skills, and has recently opened many woodland walks and the newly redesigned Queen Elizabeth Garden.
The coach departed from Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne at 07:45, picking up at Corbridge Car Park at 08:10 and Brampton town centre at 08:55. A public WC is available at Brampton. We booked in at Dumfries House at midday for a Grand Tour followed by a soup and sandwich lunch at 13.30, with time for a good look around the gardens etc. before a 15:40 departure. We got back to Brampton for 18:10, Corbridge for 19:00 and Bewick Street for 19:30.
Details were circulated to members - or you can download the flyer as a PDF.