Antiques Roadshow heads to the Borders
The Antique's Roadshow will visit Floors Castle in Kelso, the family home of the Duke of Roxburghe, as it celebrates its 40th series this year.
Presenter Fiona Bruce announced the 2017 venues in a special edition of the show looking back at the highlights of 2016 and updating stories from the year.
The venues Fiona and the Antiques Roadshow team of experts will visit this year include Queen Victoria’s favourite summer home, Osborne on the Isle of Wight, and there will be an unusual show outside The Queen Vic pub in EastEnders’ Albert Square, where invited guests will bring treasured objects from the worlds of film, music, theatre and television.
To mark the historic year, the team will begin recording its 40th series 40 years from the date of its first recording, on May 17, at Minehead Railway Station, home of the West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in England.
Other iconic venues the Antiques Roadshow will visit this year include Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings and Stormont Estate, Cardiff Castle in Wales, and the glorious gardens at Nymans in West Sussex.
Entry is free and visitors can just turn up on the day with their valuables.
The Roadshow will visit Floors Castle on Thursday, July 6. More information on attending can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow