JUNE'S HERITAGE INSIGHT

Want to make a weekend of it? Then why not stay at one of our luxury places to stay with our Signpost stamp of approval with our assessors visiting each property to ensure the highest of standards and facilities. Take advantage of the other Hudson's places to visit in the area, don't rush home this summer! 

Mrs Hudson has some great ideas for places to discover the connections with America right here in the UK. They might surprise you so they will certainly surprise any US visitors in Britain for their holidays. Were you at the Chelsea Flower Show or any events you think we would love to feature? Make sure to send us your photos so we can share your experience!

This month you could be the lucky winner of a copy of the 2017 Signpost Guide; a handy guide to luxury places to stay.

Don't forget to let us know what you have been up to and send us your pictures and suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter.

Events in June

HEADS, HEARTS AND HERESY AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE, Surrey
Thursday 1 - Monday 5 June
Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign. Hampton Court Palace is alive with plots and intrigue. Once favoured courtiers have fallen, even queens have faced divorce or death. 

 

FOUR NATIONS MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT AT ARUNDEL CASTLE & GARDENS, West Sussex
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June
The Knights, Squires, and Men-at-Arms of Raven Tor Living History Group will face off in a Medieval Foot Tournament, representing the nations of England, France, Poland and Denmark. With competitions using a variety of weapons, the free-style fighting of the participants will be the nearest reproduction of tournament combat seen outside of the 15th century! With a story teller, falconry displays, and a tented encampment of crafts and displays, there is plenty to see and experience over the weekend.

LAZY JAZZ SUNDAYS AT POLESDEN LACEY, Surrey
Sunday 4 June - Sunday 27 September
Lazy Jazz Sundays at Polesden Lacey are the perfect way to while away a sunny afternoon. Relax on the South Lawn, with its fabulous views of Ranmore Common, and let the music wash over you. Enjoy a different sound each week, from 20s and 30s classics, to more recent easy listening.

CHELSEA FRINGE - INSIDE OUT AT LEEDS CASTLE, Kent
Saturday 20 May - Sunday 4 June
See the Leeds Castle Gardens in miniature with an alternative twist during the Chelsea Fringe, the fringe to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Chelsea Fringe features a wonderful mixture of public spectacles, horticultural happenings and community celebrations, covering everything that could be conceivably linked with gardens, plants, landscape and environment. 

 

50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU'RE 11 3/4 AT OSTERLEY PARK AND HOUSE, London
Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June
Come and join us launch our 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 trail map! Whether you're a regular 50 Thing's participant or just starting out, the team at Osterley can help you fill in your 50 Things scrapbook gaps. 

 

TIME TRAVELLERS! HALF TERM ACTIVITIES AT BEAULIEU ESTATE, Beaulieu
Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June
Join us for loads of time travel themed activities this May half term 27 May – 4 June. Meet the monks in a real 800 year old Abbey, discover what life was like in the Victorian Palace House and imagine a world of futuristic cars... 

 

THE SMUGGLERS TRAIL AT BATEMAN'S, East sussex
Friday 26 May - Sunday 4 June
The Hawkhurst Gang have been back to Bateman’s. Find out who the smugglers are and where they have hidden their treasure. There’s a prize at the end. 

 

MYTHS & MONSTERS AT CASTLE HOWARD, York
Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June
Join Rusticus on an adventure into Castle Howard's gardens as they uncover the stories of Greek and Roman gods. 

 

SNAPSHOT AT HAREWOOD HOUSE AND GARDENS, Harewood 
Friday 24 March – Friday 30 June
Step into the world of Lady Florence Katherine Bridgeman, 5th Countess of Harewood. SNAPSHOT explores the life and works of this enthusiastic, amateur photographer with her enchanting images of Victorian life. The photography you can ... 

 

HULL & THE HALL: BUTCHERS, BAKERS & CABINET MAKERS AT BURTON CONSTABLE HALL & GROUNDS, Hull
Monday 22 May - Sunday 29 October
Hull & the Hall: Butchers, Bakers & Cabinet Makers shines a spotlight on the skill and talent of Hull craftsmen, artisans and traders throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, supplying everything from bespoke fine furniture and eccentric décor to candle holders and dog food. 

 

FASCINATING FARMING TRAIL AT HOLKHAM HALL, Norfolk
Tuesday 30 May - Sunday 4 June
Explore the Field to Fork Experience with our fun, family-friendly trail with smells to sniff, buttons to press and drawers to open you’ll really enjoy discovering farming without having to put your wellies on! 

 

EARTH SKY: RICHARD LONG AT HOUGHTON HALL & GARDENS, Norfolk
Sunday 30 April - Thursday 26 October
Hosting a major exhibition by internationally-celebrated Turner Prize-winning British Landscape artist, Richard Long. 

 

50 THINGS EXPLORER TRAIL AT CROOME (NATIONAL TRUST), Worcestershire
Saturday 27 May - Sunday 4 June
Follow the clues as you follow the 50 things outdoor trail around the parkland. 

 

BONES OF THE LANDSCAPE AT BEWDLEY MUSEUM, Worcestershire 
Saturday 22 April - Sunday 25 June
The work on display is an exercise in looking and ‘seeing’ through the traditions of landscape painting, materials, media and memory. 

Mrs Hudson's

Read Mrs. Hudson's Blog

Mrs Hudson visited London for the Chelsea Flower Show and just outside the grounds she might have been in Manhattan for the number of Yankee accents around. London is full of Americans! Apparently 43% more in March than a year ago! Amazing! Mrs Hudsons recommendations for places to visit this month are giving you few ideas of how to trace some of America's own history right here in the UK.

Keep up to date with all our recommended places to visit on Mrs Hudson's page. Have you been somewhere recently that Mrs. Hudson and dog Walpole might enjoy? Tweet us your ideas and pictures! @HudsonsHeritage

Competition Time!

Win a Copy of Signpost Guide 2017

Signpost 2017 Guide

This month we are giving you the opportunity to win a copy of the 2017 Signpost Guide to help you choose from our selected places to stay!

For your chance to win simply answer the following question:

Mrs Hudson has plenty of places to interest visitors from the United States and some of them will surprise you too. So get out and find out just how long ago that Special Relationship started!

With America in mind, we want you to tell us how many stripes are on the United States of America Flag?

A. 13

B. 12

C. 10

Visit our Competition page for your chance to WIN! If you can't wait to win please click here for details on how to book your tickets.

 

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