KNARESBOROUGH and ALLERTON CASTLE with AFTERNOON TEA in the BALLROOM
We travel to Knaresborough, an historic market town set on the river Nidd with an inviting warren of medieval streets. Also famous for Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well, thought to be England’s oldest tourist attraction and the home of Knaresborough’s mysterious prophetess who died in 1561 (optional visit at extra cost). The market place in the centre of the town offers a great place to enjoy a light lunch. This afternoon we continue to England’s most elegant and illustrious gothic revival stately home, Allerton Castle built by the premier Baron of England, Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton in the 1840s, it is steeped in history. We embark on a special guided tour of this unique house, commencing with a sherry reception and a short history of the estate from 1066. We continue to the main floor rooms followed by Afternoon Tea in the Ballroom and after a privilege tour of the second floor rooms, with our final visit to the Memorial Garden.
Including sherry reception, introduction, special guided tour and afternoon tea: Selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones with hot beverage.
(Please provide any special dietary requirements on booking, this is most essential thank you).