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by Eric last modified Mar 04, 2013

Interested in seeing the Arts and Crafts treasures of the UK and saving money? Well you're in luck! The The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is saving travelers $500 for a limited time if they book a spot by March 31, 2013 on the Travel Wright fall excursion, "From Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts", a spectacular journey Sept. 5-14, 2013 through England and Scotland. More after the jump... As they make their way...




 

 

RedHouseInterested in seeing the Arts and Crafts treasures of the UK and saving money? Well you're in luck! The The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is saving travelers $500 for a limited time if they book a spot by March 31, 2013 on the Travel Wright fall excursion, "From Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts", a spectacular journey Sept. 5-14, 2013 through England and Scotland. More after the jump...


As they make their way from London to Glasgow, guests will see the finest examples of the British Arts and Crafts movement, which influenced Frank Lloyd Wright and shaped the work of his contemporaries.

The tour will stay at heritage hotels, dine in a Michelin-star restaurant, visit stately country homes and specialized museums and tour the English countryside. Lectures by scholarly experts will place sites in context of the Arts and Crafts movement.
 
In London, travelers will discover the founder of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris, through his private residence Red House and the William Morris Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
 
They will then set off for the idyllic Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished. 
 
In the lovely Lake District, a Victorian steam yacht will carry travelers across Lake Coniston to the home of John Ruskin. They will also explore significant buildings by C. F. A. Voysey and M. H. Baillie Scott. Aboard a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway, travelers will ride along the scenic River Severn, stopping at quaint Victorian railway stations along the way.
 
In Glasgow, the tour will include private access to Hill House, Mackintosh’s finest residential commission.
 
This 10-day, 9-night program includes other memorable experiences:
 
• Introduction to the Mackintosh Collection at Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery by Senior Curator Pamela Robertson.
• Dinner in a private artist's studio, once used by J. M. Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
• Private tour at Wightwick Manor, a premier Arts and Crafts residence.
• Traditional cream tea in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Willow Tea Room.
• Private lunch and tour of Rodmarton Manor with the owner, Simon Biddulph.
• Curator-led tours of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Leighton House.
• Visit to a silver shop from the 1880s.
 
The cost of the trip is $6,995 per person, double occupancy for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust members and $7,495 for non-members. A $500 discount applies for bookings by March 31. Airfaire and airport transfers are not included. For a complete itinerary, visit travelwright.org.

Image credit: Red House was William Morris’ residence at Bexleyheath, London. Courtesy of National Trust Images/Andrew Butler.


 

 

 
 
 

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