Hertbeats organises a variety of outings to stately homes, tourist attractions and other interesting places around the country. Participants are transported by coach and are collected and returned the same day at two locations in St Albans: The Ridgeway in Marshalswick and the ‘Three Hammers’ in Chiswell Green.
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Polesden Lacey – Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Polesden Lacey is one of the National Trust’s most popular properties. The Regency house was expanded from an earlier building and extensively remodelled in 1906 by Margaret Granville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. It is at Great Bookham, near Dorking in Surrey.
The collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries as it was at the time of Margaret Granville’s celebrated house parties. The future George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923. The house is set in grounds of 1,400 acres including a walled rose garden, lawns, ancient woodland and landscape walks. For more information click here https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey
The cost of the outing is £14.00 for National Trust Members and £26.00 for non-members of the NT. Cost includes the coach, driver’s gratuity and admission for non-members of the NT.
The provisional pick-up times are 9.00 a.m. from The Ridgeway, Marshalswick and 09.15 from the Three Hammers, Chiswell Green.
Recent Hertbeats outings have included the following:
April 2019: Imperial War Museum at Duxford
May 2019: There were two different locations: The Vyne near Basingstoke which is a National Trust property originally dating back to the time of Henry VIII and a guided tour round the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Laverstoke.
June 2019: The Bluebell Railway line and Borde Hill Gardens, both near Haywards Heath
July 2019: Hever Castle in the village of Hever in Kent.
Photographs of past visits
A record of a few of the popular visits organised by Hertbeats for its members