National Study Tour 2019

National Study Tour 2019

The AHSS is delighted to announce that our 2019 Study Tour will be a five day trip to the Peak District.

This year, our National Study Tour will be based in the historic town of Buxton in the Derbyshire Peak District and will visit some of the many ‘peak’ attractions in the area.

  • Chatsworth House, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, where we shall be having a special tour of the house and gardens prior to the normal public opening.
  • Lyme Park (NT) as featured in ‘Pride and Prejudice’.
  • St Michael’s Church Macclesfield with Morris & Burne-Jones stained glass.
  • Haddon Hall with its outstanding gardens: ancestral home of Lord Manners.
  • Bakewell church with 15th century memorials, misericords etc.
  • Renishaw Hall and its Italianate Gardens: home to the Sitwell family for over 400 years and the notable artistic trio of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell.
  • Bolsover Castle (EH) dating from the early 17th century.
  • Hardwick Hall, dynastic architecture of 1590s built by Bess of Hardwick.
  • Lea Gardens, Matlock, a rhododendron garden at an altitude of 700 feet, ideal in May.

The price is £580 per person with a Single Room Supplement of £70. Single rooms will be subject to availability. This price will include:

  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Attractive and comfortable accommodation for four nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis in the Palace Hotel in Buxton (AA 4 star rated).
  • Morning coffee on the outward journey and light lunches each day.
  • Entrance to privately owned properties included in your tour price.
  • If you hold National Trust for Scotland (NTS) or National Trust (NT) and Historic Scotland (HS) or English Heritage (EH) membership cards, admission will be free to National Trust and English  Heritage properties respectively.

For more information, including how to book, your accommodation, accessibility, and more on what is/not included, please download the Study Tour 2019 information here. 


Buxton Opera © Rob Bendall