If you’d like to expand your horizons, Dillington House is the place to come. Our study breaks cover all manner of subjects – both academic and practical. What is more, they take place in stunning, tranquil surroundings – meaning that, when you stay with us, you really can switch off from it all.
Our courses cater for all levels of ability, from novices through to the more experienced. For most of our courses there are no minimum entry requirements. All that’s needed is enthusiasm for the subject and a desire to learn.
When you take part in one of our study breaks, you will benefit from expert tuition in an informal, supportive and stimulating environment. Not only will this help to enhance your knowledge, but it will also give you the chance to meet a friendly group of likeminded people.
All of our course fees are inclusive of tuition, meals, refreshments and - where applicable - transport and entrances. For those staying at Dillington, the fees also include comfortable en-suite accommodation. If you live locally, or want to stay with friends or family, you can attend any of our study breaks on a non-residential basis.
Take a look at our upcoming courses below, or download our brochure
To make a booking, contact us on 01460 258 613.
“Paint cannot touch it and words are wasted” wrote Frederic Remington in 1895 whilst pony trekking through Yellowstone. At over 2.2 million...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
This course will look at definitions of Wilderness, the first explorers to travel to the edges of civilisation, the stunning landscapes and unique...Course Details Booking Enquiry
“Bread and circuses” sums up the way in which Roman emperors kept their citizens happy. In fact, the circus was merely one of a number...Course Details Booking Enquiry
Here’s something to look out for while travelling or stuck in a traffic jam. This course explores the archaeology and heritage of roads from...Course Details Booking Enquiry
“What’s painting? I’d use a hammer and a chisel if I had to.” Oskar Kokoschka ....... Conventional watercolour wisdom has...Course Details Booking Enquiry
Flower and bird painting is one of the popular subjects in traditional Chinese brush painting since the Tang dynasty. This course will focus on the...Course Details Booking Enquiry
The Galápagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, named ‘Enchanted Isles’ by superstitious sailors, and famed for their...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
The optional special subject for this course will be paper repair. Students will look at how to assess a particular book, how to clean and wash it...Course Details Booking Enquiry
This talk is based on the latest book by Paddy Ashdown “Games of Spies: the Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi” - the story of a lethal...Lecture Details Booking Enquiry
This course uses beautiful corded lace as a background for embroidery. The lace motifs can be cut out, rearranged and appliquéd to a new background...Course Details Booking Enquiry