THIS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021. EXCLUSIVE Two day trip to visit Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, the Historic Collections, Archives and Museums.

Event Date:

October 24, 2020

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

Stonyhurst College

Your chance to enjoy Stonyhurst College and the Jesuit Treasures

This is an exclusive guided visit during half term to Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, the world’s oldest continuous Jesuit school and now one of England’s leading Catholic school with over 700 students on campus across two schools.

On Saturday 10th April there will be a tour of the Jesuit archives by curator, Dr Jan Graffius, including one of six existing Shakespeare First Folios, Mary Queen of Scots’ prayer book, Thomas Moore’s hat, 17th century Wintour vestments and 10th century manuscripts.

There will be a tour of the College housed in the second largest building under one roof in the country next to Hampton Court. The buildings are reputedly the inspiration for eminent alumnus Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Baskerville Hall and are often referred to by current students as Hogwarts!  The name of Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy, Moriarty, is engraved indelibly into one of the old school desks.

In the old school refectory you will see the table on which Oliver Cromwell slept and portraits of the seven alumni recipients of the Victoria Cross.

After dinner on Saturday evening there will be a talk by alumni Jimmy Burns and David Hurst and the following day, after mass in the school church, there will be an optional walk around the estate offering views across the Ribble Valley towards Pendle Hill, site of the famed witch trials of 1612.

Lovers of English Catholic history and impressive country estates will enjoy this trip.


Train times with minibus transfers for these trains ONLY

Outbound: depart Euston station 9.30am (arrives 11.38am) Saturday 10 April

Return: depart Preston station 4.59pm (arrives 7.10pm) Sunday 12 April

Please book your own return train travel in advance if you arrive later than 11.40 the mini bus will not be available to take you to Stonyhurst and you will need to find your own transport there

Costs are excluding suggested train travel

Single room, members £195 (non-members £210)

Double room, members £175 per person (non-members £195)

Excludes travel and health insurance, extra beverages or food and any shopping, photographs  or souvenirs

Payment terms

Non-refundable (admin costs) deposit £25 per person by Friday 26 February 2021 

Balance payable by Wednesday 31 March 2021


Maximum 24 guests; children over 12 welcome

Rooms are singles, doubles or family room on request

Please advise of food allergies or specific requirement in advance

Additional souvenirs, photographs, food and drinks are available at guest´s cost

Bring warm clothing, rain proof coat/umbrella and comfortable shoes for walking

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Event Location:

  • Stonyhurst College
  • Stonyhurst
  • Clitheroe
  • Lancashire
  • BB7 9PT
  • UK

Event Schedule Details

  • October 24, 2020 9:00 am   -   April 10, 2020 12:00 am
  • October 25, 2020 12:00 am   -   April 11, 2020 3:30 pm
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Cristina Álvarez-Campana

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