Alison Weir Tours

The Wulfhall Tour

 

OVERVIEW

 

THE WULFHALL TOUR

 

4th May to 13th May, 2020

 

For 2020’s tour, we will following Henry VIII’s great Reformation Progress of 1535, on which he was accompanied by Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell and toured England’s lovely, scenic West Country.  We will also be visiting some of the beautiful historic locations where the BBC’s highly successful TV series, Wolf Hall, based on Hillary Mantel’s best-selling novels, was filmed, and other historic sites. We have noted on the itinerary below the sites Henry VIII visited and the Wolf Hall locations.

 

Alison Weir will lead the tour, assisted by leading historians Sarah Gristwood, Nicola Tallis and Julian Humphrys. Tracy Borman, Thomas Cromwell’s best-selling biographer, will join us for three days, and Michael Jones, an expert on the Tudor and medieval periods, will be with us for five days. There will also be other guest speakers.

 

It will be a tour with a plus, offering opportunities to visit special places that are off-period, such as Avebury Standing Stones (World Heritage Site), Roman and Georgian Bath the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography.

 

Staying at two historic five-star hotels:

5 nights at The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe 5*

The Manor House is a 14th-century luxury hotel and golf club in a magnificent setting, offering romantic nights away, Michelin-starred dining and a dedicated gin bar. Head into the adjacent historic village of Castle Combe to the hotel’s 12th-century pub or take a short buggy ride up to its championship golf course. All bedrooms are individually styled each with their own special features and ooze five-star luxury. With a Michelin starred restaurant, alfresco dining, The Full Glass Bar, lounges for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea, and private dining rooms open to residents and non-residents alike, they provide a dining experience and atmosphere for every occasion. The Manor House is the perfect destination for golf or leisure.

4 nights at Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath 5*

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a haven of elegance and tranquillity in the historic centre of Bath. Step inside and discover a multi-talented hotel that offers so much more than just a place to stay. It is an iconic sanctuary in the city set in an acre of glorious gardens, a sensational spa for a blissful escape and beautiful bedrooms, each one uniquely designed with spectacular views. All this underpinned by impeccable service, delivered by staff dedicated to making your stay unforgettable, and with a prestigious history that spans more than 250 years.


Visiting:

 

Ewelme village

Avebury Manor and Standing Stones

Lacock Abbey and Village and the Fox Talbot Museum of Photography

Berkeley Castle

Barrington Court

Montacute House

The City of Salisbury and Salisbury Cathedral

Wilton House

Hailes Abbey

Winchcombe

Stanway House

Westwood Manor

The City of Wells, where you can visit Wells Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace

Lytes Cary Manor

Acton Court

Chavenage House

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Bradford-on-Avon

Great Chalfield Manor

The City of Bath

Cothay Manor

The Roman Baths, Bath

Wolfhall Manor

The Vyne



Included meals:

5 dinners

The Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe

Berkeley Castle, Gloucs.

Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

Ravello, Bradford-upon-Avon

The Roman Baths, Bath

 

3 lunches

Welcome buffet lunch at London hotel

Lunch at the King’s Arms Inn, Montacute

Lunch at Cothay Manor (for those who choose to visit)

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