This grand Jacobean house located south of Cambridge is one of the finest examples of this architecture in England. Managed by English Heritage, this site was a Benedictine monastery until it was given to the Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas Audley in 1538. Throughout its history it has been made smaller but still remains very large for a stately home. Inside you can see varied collections and unique architectural feature which cannot be seen elsewhere.
The grounds and gardens were originally designed by the famous English landscape architect Capability Brown and even today still include many of its original features. The River Cam divides the grounds and is crossed by several ornate bridges. The park is used sometimes for open air concerts and there is even a walled kitchen garden which grows its own organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables which are used for guests of the house.Ask a Question Get a Quote
Morning: Depart from school and travel to Wiltshire.
Afternoon: Upon arrival your group will gain admission to visit the house and gardens. See this grand Jacobian house with fine examples of this architecture and stunning gardens. See the many collections within the house and more.
Evening: Depart from Wiltshire in the early evening and travel back to school. End of tour.