Guild Events

Derbyshire Weekend
Thursday 31 August 2017 - Sunday 3 September 2017
Dress: As shown in the event instructions

In line with the Master's theme for his year, he has decided to offer Guild members the beauties of the Peak District and Derbyshire. A world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns. The following day starts an interesting programme of events and activities beginning with a tour of the stunning Chatsworth House. There will also be the opportunity to visit Chatsworth's fabulous gardens as well as the renowned Chatsworth Country Show. Lunch and high tea will be served in the converted stables. That evening Guild members have been invited to dine with the Master Cutler of Hallamshire in his private dining room. The Hall, located opposite Sheffield Cathedral, is Grade II listed and the third on the site since 1638. It is regarded as one of the finest livery halls in the north of England. Prior to the Guild's reception, members will have the opportunity to be guided round this magnificent venue. The next day presents Guild members with the chance to explore two of the Derbyshire Dales famous caverns including a boat trip along the underground river. Following a stop for lunch, the party will visit Haddon Hall: Once the seat of the Dukes of Rutland, this Elizabethan Manor House has been described as the most complete and interesting house of its period. The Guild party will then have the opportunity to explore the charming town of Bakewell, located on the River Wye and well known for its local confection: Bakewell pudding. The day will end with a private reception and dinner in the beautiful Hassop Hall. Our visit to Derbyshire will conclude on Sunday morning with a visit to Hardwicke Hall, the home of Bess of Hardwicke and where we will learn of the extraordinary life style of this Lady. This amazing house is a just a few minutes from the M1 motorway, and very convenient for those wishing to depart homewards immediately after lunch. Please note that transport can be provided to and from Chesterfield station for those who will be travelling by train.

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