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Chartwell House The Home of Sir Winston Churchill - A Private Tour From London

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    Stop At: National Trust Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham TN16 1PS England

    Chartwell is approximately 1.5 hours from London. You will have a personal guide to show you around the House and Grounds. Hear the history of the estate and how Sir Winston Churchill came to buy the property without his wife's knowledge and then live here from 1922 until 1965.

    Chartwell is a perfectly preserved time capsule containing all original items that belonged to the great man and his family. Winston Churchill once remarked "A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted"

    Your guide will make sure you see all the interesting parts of the estate that highlight the personal side of Churchill and his family. The brick walls laid by Sir Winston himself, and the cottage he built for his daughter Mary. The sheer amount of water features on the estate show his great love for ponds, swimming pools and nature.

    But of course behind this great man was a very special woman Clementine Churchill. Her Rose beds and flower Gardens are wonderfully maintained by the staff, and her touch is unmistakable throughout the house. Visitors can enjoy the new exhibition focusing on Clementine Churchill and will come away realising that with out Clementine history could have played out very differently.

    The former guest rooms now contain a small museum displaying some of the gifts and honours given to Churchill. The adjoining rooms contain his personal Uniforms and favourite hats.

    Your guide will be on hand to point out items of special interest, and answer any questions you have about the estate.

    After spending as much time as you like in the house, it will be time to visit Sir Winston Churchill's Art Studio. A place of utmost importance to him. He took up painting at the age of 40, and painted over 500 paintings during his lifetime. Here you will learn about his life as a painter, and see more than 100 of his original paintings.

    Chartwell is a special place, so for your visit make sure you are in safe hands with a guide that knows the estate inside out, and loves sharing his knowledge of Sir Winston Churchill's remarkable life.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Westerham Parish Church, The Green, Westerham TN16 1AS, UK

    The village of Westerham is just 10 minutes from Chartwell and sitting proudly on the Village Green is a Statue of Sir Winston Churchill by the sculptor Oscar Nemon.

    For those wanting to try a traditional country Pub there is the Grasshopper on the Green which makes an optional lunch stop if time permits.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    As a history buff, I looked forward to this private tour of Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill. Having read several biographies of this great man, I had many questions for Richard, our tour guide, and he answered all of them and more. Richard and I...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Daniel E
    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    Visited May Bank Holiday Weekend 2019. Well worth a visit. Fantastic facilities, cafe and shop. National Trust at its best. Beautiful grounds and the house was excellent. Well organised with timed tours to avoid overcrowding.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Tresowesgreen
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