Sir Herbert Baker’s Port Lympne

Sir Robert Lorimer’s Lympne Castle


10:00 Tea/Coffee on arrival at the Hotel

10:15-11:00 Guided Tour of Port Lympne Hotel

11:00-12:00 Free time to explore the extensive formal gardens

12:00-13:00 Buffet lunch with exclusive use of the Spencer Roberts Room

Return to cars and drive to Lympne Castle

13:45-14:30 Tour of Lympne Castle and Grounds

14:30-15:00 Free time to visit St Stephens at Lympne

NB: Any visitors who wish to visit Aspinell’s Wildlife Reserve whilst there can purchase a day ticket for £25 (online £22.50). The reserve opens 9:30am-6:30pm (last admission 3:30pm).

How to get there

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

By Public Transport – Port Lympne Reserve is approximately 45 minutes from St Pancras International, London, on the high speed service or 1hr 20m train journey from Charing Cross or Victoria in London. (Please see Southeastern website for details)

Take the train to Ashford International station, and from here take a bus or taxi from the domestic station side.

The Stagecoach East Kent number 10 bus runs between Ashford and Folkestone via the reserve. For bus times please visit the stagecoach website.

By Car – If you are travelling by road Port Lympne Reserve lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent, 5 minutes from J11 of the M20. For Sat Navs please use the postcode CT21 4LR.

Click here for a map of the reserve

Click here for directions to access the hotel

Baker & Lorimer in Kent

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 10am-3pm

Port Lympne Hotel, Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT214PD

Join us for an exclusive guided tour of Port Lympne Hotel, former home of Sir Philip Sassoon by Herbert Baker & Philip Tilden, followed by free-time to explore the magnificent Italianate gardens and Trojan steps. Following a buffet lunch in the private Spencer Roberts Room, we will visit nearby Lympne Castle, with interiors by Robert Lorimer. Guests can also visit St Stephen Church, adjacent to the Castle.

Please note that both of these properties operate as wedding venues, and therefore the itinerary may alter slightly to ensure that we do not disturb the other guests.

Tickets: £35.00 per person

Please notify us of any dietary requirements before 25th April.

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Manual bookings

For postal applications please send a SAE and a cheque for £35 made payable to “The Lutyens Trust” to Rebecca Lilley, Trust Secretary, Danewood, Crundale, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7EF.

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