We have the opportunity to take a private tour of this interesting property near Chipping Norton. The estate was bought by Sir Henry Lee in 1550 when he was made Ranger of the Wychwood Forest. Elizabeth 1 st visited in 1592 and caused him great expense!
The house was built by the 2 nd Earl of Lichfield, a member of the Lee family, in 1722, designed by James Gibb. Conferences were held here to ensure the UK and The United States of America had a venue for strengthening the transatlantic dialogue through discreet and relaxed discussions on matters of mutual concern.The first conference was in 1962 and have continued since.
Churchill used Ditchley as a war cabinet on the weekend November 9-11th instead of Chequers, which was considered an unsafe location. He held many subsequent weekend meetings here.
Details of visit:
Please meet by 2pm in the car park ready to begin tour at 2.15pm. Approx length of tour one and a half hours. Followed by refreshments.
Minimum of ten people.
Tour only…….£12.50. pp
Tour to include tea &biscuits…………………….£15.00 pp
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