Statements in Stone
– Architectural Icons of the English Country House
The English Country House stands out as an extraordinary architectural manifestation of cultural ambition – found the length and breadth of England. England may have been late to the European Renaissance banquet, but there would be no holding back. These first grand projects were classically inspired but uniquely English – unashamedly – dressed-to-impress.
Immerse yourself on this two centre tour in unlocking the stories of these architectural gems, and tracing the movement of ideas, fashions and taste, through seven of the finest and most significant buildings in England. We will discover some of the most charismatic architecture of the English countryside – enlivened by a supporting cast of excellent country inns.
Our base is Chatsworth House, one of England’s pre-eminent Stately Homes, set within the dramatic landscape of the Derbyshire Peak District.
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