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Short Break for Collectors


The Grange Hotel in conjunction with Nicholas Merchant of Aspect Events, a Harrogate based specialist tour operator, is running a special short break from Monday August 29 – Thursday September 1 2011. This special break includes 3 nights at The Grange Hotel, transport to visits, entrance fees, guided tours of three exceptional Yorkshire houses, talks by Nicholas Merchant and dinners each evening at The Grange Hotel.
Nicholas Merchant, is much in demand as a lecturer, which has taken him recently to the United States, South Africa, Europe and all over the United Kingdom, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. His convivial
style of lecturing has resulted in over 300 lectures all over the world. 
His particular interest is English 18th century furniture andCountry Houses. However, his interest is broad and he likes to discuss objects, not just for themselves but in their historical context.
Newby Hall is a fine example of the smaller English country house, set in breathtaking gardens. Its small size belies the magnificence of its contents which represent the purchases of William Weddell on the Grand Tour in the 1760s. Beningbrough, a fine baroque house, originally built for the Bourchier family in 1716 has a notable collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.  The final visit is to Fairfax House, designed by John Carr and housing fine English furniture donated by Noel Terry of chocolate fame, is one of the finest examples of a Georgian townhouse in the country.
For full details please contact Adrienne Dyson, Sales & Marketing Manager at The Grange Hotel, 1, Clifton, YORK YO30 6AA. Tel: 01904 644744 or email:

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