Tower’s classical big birthday

Boarstall Tower, in Buckinghamshire. It is the only remains of a 14th Century fortified house, to which it served as the gatehouse.

Boarstall Tower, in Buckinghamshire. It is the only remains of a 14th Century fortified house, to which it served as the gatehouse.

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THERE will be four days of classical concerts when a Buckinghamshire landmark celebrates its 700th birthday.

In September 1312, Sir John de Hauldo was given permission to fortify his house by Edward II and Boarstall Tower near Bicester was the result.

The tower was also an important Civil War site , changing hands three times.

To celebrate the big birthday, there will be four days of classical music concerts at the Tower over the Summer Solstice weekend. The concerts range from a Mozart opera gala concert to Gilbert and Sullivan. To find out more about the concerts log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/boarstall-tower

To take a look at this magnificent Tower, visit on any Wednesday afternoon until 26 September between 2pm and 5pm. To find out more you can call 01296 730 349 or email boarstalltower@nationaltrust.org.uk.