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Excursions Out & About in Majorca Been on any good day trips lately (or in the last few years!)? Tell us all about it.

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Old 09-10-2017, 12:57
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Default La Fortaleza open days?

Hi new to this forum so I hope this works and hi all from SE uk....Following our 5th visit to the area we did a bit of research on La Fortaleza. I was surprised to find the owner is a Lancashire lad like myself! Lord Lupton.. We believe that there are open days every year and wondered if anyone is aware of the dates etc? We would love to time a visit for such an event.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:40
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I am fairly sure there is a requirement for the owner to open to the public four days a year - strictly no press allowed, and no taking photos - but I have never seen these days advertised. The Tourist Board in PP might/should know. I'd assume the open days happen during the colder months when La Fortaleza is less likely to be hired out for parties/weddings etc - given the stratospheric amount that those hiring it pay.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:56
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Yes I suppose that they dont want people to know really.. Oh well would have been good to see..I have no access to Tourist board at the mo.. Thanks
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Old 10-10-2017, 20:39
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I asked about this at the Tourist Information Office - and was told they never get to hear about the open days. (The owner obviously doesn't want public visitors)
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Old 11-10-2017, 13:27
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ok thanks for info... disappointed though
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Old 11-10-2017, 21:23
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To my knowledge it has never been open for the open days .
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Old 12-10-2017, 22:15
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Reading up on this, the reasons for which will become clear,it seems there has been a problem with the 'general public' as opposed to personal guests entering Fortalesa via the back gate to the Naval base. Apparently there was an arrangement with the C.O. that a list of visitors had to be produced before their arrival. Bit more to it, but basically not very straight forward to allow the general public to roam the outer edges of the base. An extreme example would be ramblers walking through Faslane RN base. Can't see that being allowed....

Anyway, I reckon Lord Lupton is a jolly fine chap:a local boy made good in the City. I'm halfway between where his family firm was located in Accrington and the town he grew up in, Clitheroe.
The only blot on his c.v. was donating 2.5m to the Conservative party.
Not to worry, everyone stumbles occasionally along lifes badly paved pathes.(Particularly Lancs County Council pavements)

Just so people who matter are aware:we shall be out for our annual June (2018) birthday party for granddaughter. This is the high spot of her holidays. She is now of the age she can appreciate the finer things in life and her braces will have been consigned to the bin... if anyone knows of a venue that may be available??..........
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:01
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Clinkham: Between Accy and Clitheroe that must be Whalley!! I am from the area originally and I do believe Lord Lupton was from Waddington.
Just watched a re run of The Night manager on amazon prime and it really does show off the estate to its best!
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Old 08-11-2017, 22:09
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From Clitheroe originally, then the family moved a couple of miles to Waddington, if I read the press cuttings correctly.
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