ACA Study Tour 2015

The 2015 ACA tour is something of a change from recent years, being UK based and offering a chance for a personal introduction to the delights of Norwich and North Norfolk. Given its relative accessibility, the 2015 Tour offers the opportunity to join in on a day basis for those who wish to do so.

As ever it offers a subtle blend of architecture, modern and historic, with a rare chance to visit properties not open to the public, together with some very good food and drink and a little relaxation.

The full itinerary starts on Thursday evening 15th May, with a welcome dinner in one of the local restaurants.  Friday’s programme includes a guided walking tour of the city centre and a visit to the  Cathedral Hostry as well as a visit to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – Art Fund Museum of the Year Finalist 2014.

Saturday’s activities are based around a private visit to the historic Gunton Park, not normally open to the public. Restoration of this historic designed landscape, won the Country Life Genius of the Place Award for 2007 and the visit will include the unique water-powered sawmill,  St.Andrew’s Chapel – the only complete Robert Adam Church in England, the south terrace gardens, and the West Wing.

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After refreshment at The Gunton Arms – in receipt of rave reviews in the national press and complete with serious art – we will head for the North Norfolk coast.  Saturday and Sunday evening will be spent at the award winning Victoria at Holkham Village between the estate grounds and the world famous expanse of Holkham beach.

Sunday’s itinerary offers various options including a boat trip to view the seals at Blakeney Point or alternatively visiting a number of award winning projects. After lunch, choices include a trip on the Heritage North Norfolk Steam railway or a visit to Houghton Hall with its sculpture park.

On Monday morning, there is a private visit to the Holkham Estate for a presentation on the various development projects being undertaken by the estate, including its involvement in Green Energy, residential projects and its new visitor facilities being designed by Hopkins Architects.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to visit the Hall and grounds and for lunch, before leaving for transfer back to the train from Kings Lynn or Norwich back to London.

To reserve your place email us on: office@acarchitects.co.uk

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