GAFAS (Glasgow Antiques and Fine Arts Society)
Outing to Dumfries House – Tuesday 24th May 2022
Programme for the day:
DEPART from Cowcaddens Rd, opposite the Main Bus Station
ARRIVE at Dumfries House
Tea/Coffee and shortbread in the Reception Room in the House
First group of 16 Members start GRAND TOUR : 90 minutes
Second group of 16 Members start their tour. These tours include seeing the Great Steward’s Dining Room
12.30 – 2pm
Lunch combo in the Rothesay Room, Dumfries House. Home-made soup, selection of sandwiches, selection of cakes and tea or coffee.
Notice is required for any member who has a dietary requirement. This should be recorded when applying to come on the outing.
2.00 – 4pm
Members are free to walk around 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. There is also a Maze (buy tickets in the shop). Please note it is a 15-20 minute walk to the Walled Garden.
Members are advised to bring a raincoat and/or umbrella and suitable footwear if the weather forecast is bad.
We cannot go back into Dumfries House after lunch, but there is an excellent shop and an inviting café-restaurant, where visitors can have snacks and drinks if they wish.
DEPART for Glasgow, arriving about 5.30pm traffic permitting. If the weather is adverse, we might leave earlier
COST: £40 payable in person (online via BACS or cheque) after signing up at the March meeting. This includes Grand Tour, lunch, access to general gardens and gratuities.
Maximum number : 32 members at the moment, but lifting of restrictions may allow 40 on the day so we will operate a waiting list. If there is great demand from members we may book an Autumn visit to make up for the lack of an outing during the pandemic.