Trip In    Scotland

Soane Travels: Scotland, May 2019

May 8 to 12, 2019

Trip Description

Join us for an extraordinary Soane Travels tour of Scotland organized by Stefano Aluffi-Pentini (A Private View of Italy and Europe), in collaboration with David Brown.

For this tour we are going to enjoy the glorious Border country in Scotland, visit a stunning array of houses and gardens, and enjoy the welcome and hospitality from the owners of most of the places we visit. Sir John Soane had a great appreciation for the Scottish architect Robert Adam and his understanding of Neoclassical architecture and interior design (the Museum today holds 80% of the world’s surviving Adam drawings). We will visit homes designed by Robert Adam and the Adam family. We will also examine buildings designed by architects, including Alexander “Greek” Thomson, a pioneer in sustainable building; William Henry Playfair, who transformed Edinburgh in the 1800s; and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, known for his Art Nouveau-inspired buildings in Glasgow. We will see the interiors of homes that hold some of the most important art collections in Europe, and houses set in landscapes with the most stunning views.

This exclusive journey features private visits to Scone Palace, Balcarres, The Hirsel, and more. The trip includes visits to Glasgow to see the work of Thomson and Macintosh, and includes three nights at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in St. Boswells, and four nights at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.

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