Chenies Manor House and Gardens
Thursday 22nd June 2017
We travel to the historic town of St Albans this morning where there will be time to find lunch and explore. The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Albans is the oldest site of continuous worship in Britain. In the afternoon we make our way to Chenies. This Grade I Listed Building, known formerly as Chenies Palace, was owned by the Cheyne family who were granted the manorial rights in 1180. Both Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I visited the house on numerous occasions accompanied by their Courts. The gardens in their present form are the creation of Alistair and Elizabeth MacLeod Matthews and are divided into a series of compartments, with various colour themes and structural forms.
Price includes admission to the gardens and a guided tour of the house.