Press: Sunday Telegraph - Light Up Trails at Cowdray

ESTATE, WEST SUSSEX November 24, 2021 – January 1, 2022 This year, Light Up Trails will present a mile-long light trail to illuminate the historic Cowdray Estate in the South Downs National Park. Inspired by the theme of “joy”, light art showpieces include artist Benjamin Clegg’s surreal Rainbow in the Dark and Tudor Christmas, which will illuminate Cowdray’s ruins, once one of England’s most important early Tudor houses.

Other scenes will include an enchanting Star Drop Wood, a festive Snow Globe, and a Tree of Joy and Written in the Stars, which provides visitors with the opportunity to write per- sonal illuminated messages. Light Up Trails founders Libby Battaglia and Lucinda Croft previously presented a light trail at the Wiston Estate in nearby Pulborough.

“There’s something elemental about a light in the darkness that draws us to it,”

says Libby.

“On a dark night, the presence of light brings us together and makes us feel closer. In the hands of artists, that becomes a magical thing, showing us the way and reacting to our feelings and emotions.”

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The beauty of Christmas at Cowdray is revealed as darkness falls from November 24th, 2021 to January 1st, 2022 with time slots every 15 minutes from 4:30pm to 10:00pm.  Last entry at 8:00pm

Child entry: £12
(£15 On the Day)
2 - 15 years
Adult entry: £20
(£22 on the day)
16 years and over
Family entry: £60
(£70 on the day)
2 adults + 2 children
Family entry: £70
(£80 on the day)
2 adults + 3 children
Please note ticket price does NOT include parking
Premium parking: £8
1 parking space for 2 hours
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