Classic cars at historic house

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An 18th century country home near Spilsby is revving up for national Drive It Day this weekend.

Gunby Hall will be welcoming a host of classic cars on Sunday as part of The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ Drive It Day.

The annual campaign is held to raise awareness of the large and important extent of the classic vehicle movement in the UK.

The Lincolnshire MG car club has chosen Gunby Hall and Gardens as the destination of several routes for its members this year.

Vehicles will arrive at the National Trust property at about 11.30am and be parked together on the impressive circular drive in front of the house and in a designated area near the entrance.

Visitors will be able to admire the cars close up and chat to the drivers.

Three floors of the house and eight acres of spring gardens will also be open too and drinks and treats will be served in the tea-room.

“We love welcoming classic cars to Gunby,” said visitor experience manager Astrid Gatenby.

“The Gunby drive seems to be made for them. Our visitors enjoy having photos taken with the vehicles and meeting the drivers to find out more about their cars.”

Gunby Hall and Gardens will be open to visitors from 11am to 5pm. Entry is free for National Trust members.

For more information go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-hall

To take part in the day with your classic car or MG car, contact David Stonehouse on 01790 754774 or download an entry form from www.mgcclincolnshire.co.uk