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The coach will leave Blestium Street, Monmouth at 7 a.m. Free parking is available on the Rockfield Road.
Pick up in Newport at the Holiday inn at 7:30.
We hope to arrive at the Castle at 10:15 for our 10:30 tour.
The tour lasts 2 hours, so comfy shoes are a necessity.
Rucksacks or large bags must be left on the coach.
There are no refreshments/ facilities at the Castle.
Photographs cannot be taken inside the building.
Because of the length of the journey it would be sensible to bring a drink with you for the coach and we hope to make a toilet stop en route.
After the tour you have the option of a buffet lunch ( although you are welcome to bring a packed lunch) at the Radnor Arms at an additional cost of £15.
A visit to Longford Castle is surely a treat but be prepared for a long day! Situated near Sailsbury, it is said to be one of the grandest stately homes in England and has been in the same family, the Earls of Radnor, for 300 years. The building is of architectural significance being of a triangular shape but it is the pictures that are our prime interest.
An outstanding collection of contemporary portraits and old masters was built up during the eighteenth century. Expect to see Holbein’s and Poussin’s among others. The settings for the pictures was also a major consideration and no expense was spared on interior décor.. So we can be guaranteed a feast for the eyes architecturally, interiors and paintings. The Castle has been described as one of Britain’s hidden treasure’s and this could well be because it is so difficult to win the ballot for tickets! So a treat in store BUT do read the important information below.