Great Country Houses and Gardens in Northamptonshire
The Georgian Group is delighted to share details of its upcoming annual country house tour, which this year will take place in ‘The Rose of the Shires’, Northamptonshire, from Monday 8 – Friday 12 October. Home to some of the most beautiful countryside in England, Northamptonshire provides an idyllic setting for a rich array of country houses containing a treasure trove of fine paintings, exquisite interiors and superb gardens.
The tour will provide the opportunity to explore some of the country’s finest houses, including those not usually open to the public. Highlights will include Boughton House, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry sometimes known as ‘The English Versailles’, and Easton Neston, Nicholas Hawksmoor’s baroque jewel which Leon Max has generously opened up to us for a rare public tour. The finale of the trip will be a candlelit Gala Dinner at Althorp, home of the Earl Spencer.
The tour will depart from and end in London and accommodation will be provided at Fawlsey Hall, itself a grade I-listed country house hotel set in a ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. All meals will be provided as will travel by private luxury coach.