The venues chosen to host Taste of Design each year are very carefully considered. The continued aim is to select venues that stretch across the UK, each year exploring new regions. It is also part of the event’s ethos to select venues of intrigue, beauty and with a rich sense of history. This year’s selections fully continue this tradition.
LUTTRELLSTOWN CASTLE, DUBLIN | 26TH APRIL 2017
The impressive architecture and history of Luttrellstown Castle is only matched by its vast 560 acre estate. The precise age of the castle in unknown but incorporates an array of architectural styles which spans through key historic periods in its history.
TITANIC MUSEUM, BELFAST | 27TH APRIL
The Titanic Museum in Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, based at the ship’s original launching point, proving a truly unique and venue to joint his year’s Taste of Design roadshow.
GREAT FOSTERS, SURREY | 10TH MAY
Great Fosters is another venue with a rich history dating back as far as the early 17th century. The immaculately preserved, Grade One listed building is also set within 50 acres of beautiful parklands and gardens, which are designed to reference the detail and intricacy of a Persian rug.
BOWOOD HOTEL, WILTSHIRE | 11TH MAY
Bowood has acted as the home for the Lansdowne family for more than 250 years. The House is situated at the core of a picturesque, vast rural grounds. The two thousand acre landscape has seen a number of more contemporary additions such as a championship golf course and a boutique hotel.
ALLERTON CASTLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE | 24TH MAY
Allerton Castle describes itself as ‘the grandest gothic revival castle in all the land’. Originally built in the 1840s, the venue is beautifully preserved, providing an authentic snapshot of its rich history. The venue’s stunning presence and authenticity has seen it feature in a range of television productions and photography shoots.
ARLEY HALL, CHESHIRE | 25TH MAY
Based in the North West, Arley Hall is a stunning stately home complete with intricate ceiling designs, grand fireplaces and stunning stained glass. The history behind the venue dates back more than 550 years.