Lady Foley Grand Tour

 

The Honourable Alexandra Foley invites guests to join her to explore Britain's greatest houses and to dine with their aristocratic owners

 

  • Drinks at an exclusive private club in London, with a talk from an expert on the architecture, history and family of the house to be visited

  • Expert- or owner-led tours of the house and gardens

  • Formal luncheon with the owners 

  • Drinks and afternoon tea

  • Travel by luxury car or helicopter

  • Itineraries can be tailored to your desires, with up to two invitations a day or a tour over several days, subject to the availability of the hosts

  • Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, says this company is 'a thoroughly good thing for British heritage'. It benefits everyone, 'the visitors who could not hope for a better time and the estate owners who will host the general merriment'

 

Participating owners include:

  • The Duke of Rutland, Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire (pictured left)

  • The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

  • The Lady Ashcombe, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire (pictured in background)

  • Sir Benjamin Slade Bt, Maunsel House, Somerset

  • Viscount and Viscountess Stormont, Scone Palace, Scotland

 

Sample itinerary: drinks in London, travel to, lunch at and tour of Belvoir Castle: £8,000/$12,500 for a maxium of six people