The western end of a large Gothic cathedral, viewed from the north-west

Outing to Elton Hall and Peterborough

Monday 22 July 2024
08:30 to 19:30

Elton Hall is a Baronial Hall in Elton, Cambridgeshire. It has been the ancestral home of theProby family since 1660. The Hall lies in a 3,000 acre estate through which the river Nene runs. The building is Grade I listed, and is enchanting, romantic and magical with its Gothic south elevation set at right angles to the classical, French inspired, entrance wing. Successive generations have embellished both the house and collections, which contains many pictures by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Romney, JF Lewis, Landseer, Millais and Constable. The house contains fine French furniture and one of the best libraries in private hands. There is a Chapel, which is part of the Undercroft, a Marble Hall and main Staircase, a Yellow Drawing Room, an Octagonal Room, a further Drawing Room and a Dining Room. All the interiors are beautifully decorated and furnished.

The Garden was the Historic Houses and Garden of the Year Judges’ Choice Award winner in 2021. The gardens you see today are the work of Meredyth Proby who spent the last 40 years redesigning and replanting them. They provide a stunning back-drop to the House and contain many unusual plants and shrubs. The Orangery Garden and Orangery were created to celebrate the Millenium.

Peterborough is well known for its historic Cathedral, which is considered to be one of the finest Norman Cathedrals in the UK and Europe. It was established as a Monastery in 654 AD and is famous for being the resting place of Catherine of Aragon. There is a Museum and Art Gallery in the City, as well as Queen’s Gate Shopping Centre, and City Market.

From Fairfield Road
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Cost £43.50