Chartwell & Quebec House
Friday 31st August 2018
£38.50 All seats
Today we combine two National Trust properties each with a unique history. Our first visit is to Chartwell, near Westerham in Kent, which provides an insight into the domestic life of Britain’s famous wartime Prime Minister. Chartwell was Sir Winston Churchill’s family home and a place where he could escape the pressures of his public and political life. Many of the rooms in the house remain as they were in Churchill’s time, complete with daily newspapers and the famous trademark cigars. You can also explore the gardens that command unrivalled views over the Weald of Kent and see the lake, swimming pool and water garden that Sir Winston created. In the garden is his studio with many of his framed and unframed canvasses in various stages of completion. The Landmare Cafe serves a selection of hot & cold food and drink.
In the afternoon we drive the short distance to Quebec House, which was the childhood home of General James Wolfe. Discover the dramatic battle that won America for the British and learn of Wolfe’s tragic death, in the exhibition and travel back in time and see the house as it appeared in the 1730s when James Wolfe and his family lived here. There will be time to enjoy a cup of tea in Mrs Wolfe’s charming 18th-century garden before we leave for home.