Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott, Lechlade, Gloucestershire
William Morris called Kelsmcott Manor near Lechlade ‘heaven on earth’ and if you go there when you're on your large group holidays in the UK, it’s easy to see why. The manor and its farm buildings remain unspoilt in the beautiful countryside, birds contentedly chirrup from the treetops, butterflies flit about in the garden, the River Thames wends its merry way along. It’s bucolic.
William Morris was known as ‘The Father of The Arts & Crafts Movement’ and is well known for his textile designs – Willow Boughs, Strawberry Thief and Acanthus; here at Kelmscott Manor where he lived for quarter of a century, you can see the collections of artwork and objects that he owned and designed. There are rare 17th century tapestries and notable artworks from Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Albrecht Durer.
Have a good wander look around the house and then go to the tea room, where you can sit indoors or out on the lawn.
Open: April to the end of October, Thurs-Sat from 10:30am-5:00pm (house 11:00am-4:00pm with entry at 15 minute intervals)
T: 01367 252486
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