Our 2016-2017 Visits

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Tuesday to Friday

Stratford Upon Avon and the RSC


Tuesday 13 June

8.30 Travel to Stratford Upon Avon

1.00 Stop at Tyntesfield for lunch break and tour (lunch not included)

Wednesday 14 June

1.30 Vice Versa (optional) Swan Theatre

7.15 Julius Caesar

Thursday 15 June

2.00 Backstage Tour (Optional)

7.15 Anthony & Cleopatra

Friday 16 June

9.00 leave Stratford

1.00 Stop at Hestercombe Gardens for lunch and tour (included)


We will stay at the Premier Inn, Central Stratford Upon Avon on a bed and breakfast basis. All other meals will be under your own arrangements except for lunch at Hestercombe on the return journey

The Plays

Vice Versa is described as ‘lovingly ripped off from the Roman Comedies of Plautus’. Frankie Howard meets culture?!!

The Visits

Tyntesfield (NT) a spectacular Gothic revival house with gardens and parkland

Hestercombe Gardens is a Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, a Victorian terrace and shrubbery and a stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Lunch will be provided and if it rains there is an Art Gallery and Book Shop.

Venue: Based in central Stratford Upon Avon

Organised by: Falmouth DFAS

Cost: £320 per person for travel, accommodation with breakfast, tickets for Julius Caesar and Anthony and Cleopatra and lunch and entry to Hestercombe.

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Prideaux Place, Padstow


Prideaux Place has been in the Prideaux family for over 425 years. Their origins go back almost one thousand years to the time of the Norman Conquest, when they are recorded as Lords of the Manor at Prideaux Castle, Luxulyan.

Prideaux Place was completed in 1592 and has changed little in the last four centuries, combining its traditional Elizabethan architecture with the 18th century exuberance of Strawberry Hill Gothic.

The author Winston Graham was a friend of the family, and the house figures in the Poldark novels.

Venue: Prideaux Place, Padstow

Organised by: Falmouth DFAS

Cost: £35 to include coach, coffee on arrival, 2 course lunch, a guided tour of the house and access to the grounds.

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Saltram House, Plympton


Saltram was home to the Parker family from 1743, when the original Tudor mansion was remodelled to reflect the family’s increasingly prominent position. The house is splendidly decorated with original contents including Chinese wallpapers and an exceptional collection of paintings (several by Sir Joshua Reynolds). It also has a superb country house library and a Neo-classical Saloon by Robert Adam.

This magnificent Georgian mansion is now preserved by the National Trust and is full of historical interest.

Saltram is set in beautiful gardens surrounded by landscaped parkland. Highlights include follies, an orangery, ancient trees and flowering shrubs, together with the Chapel Art Gallery, a restored 19th century chapel which you are welcome to visit.

Venue: Saltram House, Plympton, Devon

Organised by: Falmouth DFAS

Cost: £12 to include coach travel,entry and a one hour guided tour of the house.

Non National Trust members : £22