22 April 2015

Welbeck Abbey Tours, August 2015

Tours of the state rooms at Welbeck Abbey are being run again this year (in August) and tickets are now on sale.

The press release reads:
'Welbeck Abbey has been home of the Cavendish-Bentinck’s since 1607 and has evolved over the centuries. The tours take in the Abbey’s State Rooms, which were remodelled by Ernest George for Winifred, Duchess of Portland. The 6th Duke of Portland and Duchess Winifred  created a house fit for Edwardian high society, entertaining royalty, diplomats and statesmen.  
The tour is not only an opportunity to see these interiors, but also to see objects from Welbeck’s historic Portland Collection of art which decorate the State Rooms. Works on show in Welbeck Abbey’s State Rooms include pieces by Sir Peter Lely, John Wootton and Sir Joshua Reynolds. We will be opening a new Gallery to exhibit works from this astonishing collection next Spring.'
I took the tour a couple of years ago and would recommend taking the opportunity to see inside one of the least known stately homes in the county.

Further information and booking details are available here:

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