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Stratfield Saye
Wednesday 06 May 2020

Stratfield Saye

Home of the Dukes of Wellington

Wednesday 6 May 2020 

“Stratfield Saye is a low and not very large house but warm and comfortable with a good deal of room in it”.(Queen Victoria’s Journal 1845)


The Duke was well pleased with his house.  Into the floor are set mosaics from nearby Roman Silchester, there is a sumptuous library with leatherbound books some of them Napoleon’s, family portraits, Rococo designs and colourful French wallpaper – the Duke spent freely in Paris to furnish his houses.  

We shall have a private guided tour of the house and a talk on the Great Duke’s funeral and his magnificent Funeral Car, housed in the Wellington Exhibition, which also charts his military and political life.

Stratfield Saye remains a private family residence for the Wellesley family.


Cost: £30 + optional lunch £10.

Vegetable quiche & salad, tea/coffee

Meat & potato pasty & salad, tea/coffee

Ham or cheese ploughman’s & salad, tea/coffee


Depart Abingdon 9.30

Depart Stratfield Saye 15.30

Booking from February 2020