£69.00 per person
Eltham Palace and Gardens are part showpiece of Art Deco design and 1930s cutting-edge technology, and part medieval royal palace. Love Art Deco interiors? Then Eltham Palace is a must-see – it’s the finest one in the country. The 20th century garden is 19 acres in extent and broadly Arts and Crafts. There is a rockery, sunken rose garden and medieval bridge.
From the Blackmore Vale area we take you directly to Eltham Palace & Gardens. Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Discover their stylish house which incorporates original medieval features into an otherwise ultra-modern 1930s design. Step into the shoes of the lavish Courtaulds and explore their extravagant lifestyle as you discover the state of the art technology and unusual features of their residence.
Explore 19 acres of beautiful historic gardens which were a gold winner at London in Bloom Awards 2017. Discover the intriguing mix of medieval features woven into the landscape. Take time to wander around the Rock Garden with its series of pools and cascades running down to the moat. Cross the moat on London’s oldest working bridge and smell the roses in the sunken rose garden.
Depart Stalbridge: 08:00
Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change