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Monday 5th June 2017

A visit to Winchcombe and Stanway House

Stanway House
Fountain at Stanway

Images: www.stanwayfountain.co.uk

This excursion will provide an opportunity to visit the medieval Saxon town of Winchcombe, one of the most attractive in the Cotswolds. Winchcombe retains much of its old world charm with a variety of shops, inns, and restaurants. The Church of St Peter’s has a number of historic features including some forty of the finest gargoyles in the UK. En route there will be a stop of half an hour at the family-owned ‘ecological’ Gloucester Services on the M5, well known for its facilities and general ambience, including an attractive farm shop.

Not far from Winchcombe is Stanway House, a fine medieval manor house in the same family ownership since the 1590’s, where we are fortunate to have been able to arrange a private guided visit encompassing both the house and its unique gardens. The C18 water garden has recently been restored, while the single jet gravity-driven fountain is the highest of its kind in the world. The visit will conclude with a light cream tea.

8.45 am         Depart National Museum, 9.00 am depart Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park
10.15 am       Coffee break at Gloucester Services
11.45 am       Arrive Winchcombe. Depart 2.00 pm.
2.30 pm       Visit to Stanway House
4.45 pm approx.     Depart Stanway House.
6.30 pm approx     Arrive Cardiff

To join this trip please complete the slip below sending it to: 
Roger Gagg,15 Llandennis Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff  CF23 6JD. (Tel: 02920 752338)
with your cheque for 33 per person and stamped self-addressed envelope.

To: Friends of National Museum Wales
VISIT TO WINCHCOMBE AND STANWAY HOUSE,
MONDAY 5TH JUNE 2017


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