Guided Tours

Want to find out how you can 'burn a candle at both ends' and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant? Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Want to find out how you can 'burn a candle at both ends' and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant? Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Townend

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.20 £6.50
Child £3.60 £3.25
Family £18.00 £16.25

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
Please note the tours are on a first come first serve basis and places are limited.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
23 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
24 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
27 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
28 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
29 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
30 June 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
1 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
4 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
5 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
6 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
7 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
8 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
11 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
12 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
13 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
14 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
15 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
18 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available
19 July 2018 11:00 - 12:00 Available
12:00 - 13:00 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Townend
Email
townend@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 32628

Upcoming events

Guided Tours

Fri 22 Jun 2018
11:00-12:00
Want to find out how you can 'burn a candle at both ends' and how the crafty chambermaid outwitted the rich merchant? Then join one of our tours, every open day at 11am and 12 noon. Places limited.

Talk - Life at Townend

Sun 24 Jun 2018
14:00-14:15
Townend in 1700 was a lively and prosperous house for Ben Browne, his family and servants. come find out more about everyday life in the early 1700s, based on original source documents from the family archive.

A Taste of Townend

Thu 28 Jun 2018
13:30-16:00
The Brownes' family recipe book is full of great recipes, from meaty mince pies and macaroons to medicines dating back to the 17th century. We'll be cooking all afternoon where we'll recreate some of the recipes.