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Grand Historic Tours

Viscount & Viscountess Hinchingbrooke warmly invite you to stay at Mapperton House for an unforgettable experience at one of England’s great country estates.

Imagine staying in an ancient manor, surrounded by the splendour of a historic collection, exploring extraordinary gardens and tranquil woodlands, listening to stories centuries old, and taking afternoon tea by a roaring fire.

Inspired by the Grand Tours of the 18th century when aristocrats travelled across Europe to visit the great classical sites, you will be immersed in the elegance and timelessness of ‘Old England’.

Exclusive to just 12 guests, you will be surrounded by English history while soaking up the beauty of the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast.

“This was a once in a lifetime trip for us and Mapperton truly exceeded our expectations thanks to the amazing service from Sam and Dan and the warm welcoming from Julie and Luke” Greg & Kim, Texas, USA

Mapperton Gardens in the Autumn
The Great Chamber bedroom at Mapperton House
The Jurassic Coast

Your base for the week is Mapperton House in West Dorset, where you will be welcomed for a five-night stay by Luke & Julie, Viscount and Viscountess Hinchingbrooke.

Dorset is a treasure of the English countryside, with a landscape and climate that rivals the Champagne region in France, inspiring some of Britain’s best-loved authors and claiming a stretch of coastline famed for its fossil discoveries and historic architecture. In addition to experiencing a range of activities on Mapperton Estate, you will also visit two other magnificent stately homes, enjoy the dramatic landscape and culinary delights of the Jurassic Coast, and perhaps find a treasure or two in a few of the regions’ antique centres.

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Grand Historic Tours will provide you with an experience that is much more than a luxury vacation.  You will be staying in the family home as guests of Luke and Julie, given exclusive behind-the-scenes access, including a private tour of the collection with the Countess of Sandwich.  You will be shown around the stunning Mapperton Gardens, including the Orangery, spring-fed pools and woodlands. Your stay will also include optional wellbeing activities in the Estate’s natural surroundings, including a yoga experience led by Julie.

Mapperton wildlife walks
Tour of Mapperton Wildlands

We are delighted to share the itinerary (subject to change) and confirmed dates for Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025. Places are limited to just 12.

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