17 Sep 2013 : - :
Tuesday 17th September £38
One of a series of grand houses and palaces alongside the River Thames, Ham House impressive when it was built in the 17th century continues to be so today. Set in the midst of its level lawns and peaceful gardens, Ham House is an oasis of calm surrounded by the noisy sprawl of the metropolis. Yet its present tranquillity belies its bustling past.
Rich in history and atmosphere, it is mainly the vision of Elizabeth Murray, Countess of
Dysart, who was deeply embroiled in the politics of the English Civil war and subsequent
restoration of the monarchy. Through the centuries Ham has survived war, fashion and
neglect to retain a uniquely mysterious aura.
Today Ham House and Garden stand as one of Europe’s greatest 17th-century houses.
Price includes: travel by coach, driver’s gratuity, entry to the House and Gardens.
The coach leaves Virgin Active at 9am and departs Ham at 4.45pm.