Glasgow Antiques and Fine Arts Society
Outing to Dumfries House
Wednesday 20 May 2020
Programme for the day:
09.00 DEPART from Cowcaddens Rd, opposite the Main Bus Station
10.00 ARRIVE at Dumfries House
10.30 Tea/Coffee and Shortbread in the Reception Room in the House.
11.00 First group of 20 Members start GRAND TOUR: 90 minutes.
11.10 Second group of 20 Members start their tour: 90 minutes. These tours include seeing the Great Steward’s Dining Room.
Lunch ‘Combo’: in the Rothesay Room in Dumfries House. Home-made soup, selection of sandwiches, selection of cakes, and tea or coffee.
Dumfries House has no official ‘Bar’, but each table can decide if they wish to buy a bottle of wine, to be paid for by cash.
Notice is required for any member who has a dietary requirement: This should be recorded when applying to come on the outing.
Members are free to walk round the very extensive Gardens, which in May should be full of colour, with the special attraction of the Walled Garden, for which you pay an entrance fee of £3.00 to an Honesty Box on site. It is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to this Garden.
Members are advised to bring a raincoat and/or umbrella if the weather forecast is bad.
We cannot go back into Dumfries House after lunch, but there is an excellent shop and an inviting cafe-restaurant, where visitors can have snacks and drinks if they wish.
4.00pm Coach leaves for Glasgow, arriving about 5.30, traffic permitting, (if the weather is adverse, we might leave earlier.)
COST per person: £40 per person, payable by cheque when applying. This includes Grand Tour, Lunch, access to general gardens and gratuities.
Maximum Number: 40 Members.