Wembury LHS Landscape Tour


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An exclusive tour of Shilstone’s historic landscape with Resident Archaeologist Abi Gray on Tuesday 2nd May 2023 at 2:30pm for members of Wembury Local History Society.

Shilstone House occupies a truly exceptional site, at the head of a steep sided valley containing evidence of occupation from later prehistory to the present day. The landscape here is rich in archaeology and through both excavation and geophysical survey we have been able to reveal its history and development. For this special guided tour your members will spend the afternoon rambling through the terraced formal gardens, before leaping over the ha-ha, and into the nationally important water garden with its ornamental and cascading rills. Along the way, they will visit the walled kitchen garden, with its very own banqueting house, and see the remnants of the only known, late 17th century, Italianate water theatre.

The tour will last approximately one hour and thirty minutes, and will include steep slopes and rough ground. Sturdy footwear is essential. Please note this tour will be outside only and will go ahead in all weathers.

Tickets are £15, and must be purchased in advance. Please note that payments are non-refundable.
If you have any problems making this purchase please call us on 01548 830832.

Refreshments can be purchased on the day from The Shilstone Cafe.