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.
This event is for members only – join here to book.
Please make your booking online through PayPal using your credit / debit card or PayPal account.
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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