Wivenhoe House’s fascinating history, stretching back nearly 260 years, will be explored at what promises to be an entertaining afternoon tea and tour on Wednesday 13 June.
Local history experts Claire Partner and Ian Baalham, will be guiding us through the history of this beautiful Grade II listed building, originally commissioned to be the home of the Rebow family.
Claire and Ian, who are both members of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and Guild of The Registered Tourist Guides are partners in Guide East. They lead private tours around Colchester, delving back into the action-packed history of the town, originally the first Roman Capital of Britain and the oldest recorded town in the country.
Claire said: “We are really looking forward to unearthing the stories that make up Wivenhoe House’s history. With previous visitors including Winston Churchill and John Constable, it would be wonderful if the walls could talk!”
Since Wivenhoe House was commissioned in 1759 it has enjoyed life as an elegant family home, been requisitioned in war time, has a permanent place in history in John Constable’s 1816 painting of Wivenhoe Park and now enjoys life as a luxury four star hotel.
Ian said:” Our tours of Colchester aim to be informative and entertaining and we hope that guests will enjoy our feast of fascinating facts about Wivenhoe House after a delicious afternoon tea.”
How to book
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