Coach Trip first of the season to … Uppark House and Gardens and Petersfield Thursday 23rd March
Perched on its vantage point high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark commands views as far south as the English Channel. Outside, the intimate gardens are being gradually restored to their original 18th-century design, with plenty of space in the adjacent meadow to wander and relax with a flask of tea.
Uppark’s Georgian interiors illustrate the comfort of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the ‘downstairs’ world of the servants. A highlight of the collection is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll’s house in the country.
There will also be time for wander around the beautiful Norman market town of Petersfield with its interesting small shops and cafes. At its centre stands the magnificent equestrian statue of King William III. The Church of St. Peter dates back to 1120 and retains many original features.
Coach leaves Gill Nethercott Centre at 9.30am and returns around 6pm
Tickets cost £16 for National Trust members or £26 for non-members.
Booking is essential at the Centre on 896270 or at the Library.
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