BHSP News

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    Caldas da Rainha Group Visit to Central Portugal. 
    21st- 22nd May 2014

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    When planning a 4-day trip to a more distant part of the country the British Historical Society of Portugal selects a hotel, plans visits to some interesting places and puts in a - usually successful - petition for fine weather. So it was a shock when the 22 members of the Society who left the Lisbon area on a beautiful October morning suddenly found themselves smothered in a low-lying cloud. The mist continued for some 10 or 15 minutes before finally lifting to reveal a clear blue sky which stayed with us throughout our journey.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    A temperature of forty scalding hot degrees in the shade was the dominant feature of the 2013 British Historical Society Picnic, an annual event which this year took place in Salvaterra de Magos, on the south bank of the River Tagus, just over an hour’s drive east of Lisbon.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    The autumn excursion of the British Historical Society of Portugal this year was to the Douro region of Northern Portugal and took place from 13th to 17th September. Eighteen members first visited Viseu to see the fine cathedral, museum and historic centre, before continuing to a hotel in Vila Real which they used as a base.

    The first full day was by train up the river to the Symington-owned Quinta do Vesuvio where the group were shown around and given lunch, during which the Quinta’s table wines and the vintage ports of 1999 and 2009 were savoured and compared.

  • Branch: Caldas da Rainha Branch

    The purpose of our early May visit was the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, however, we wanted to extend the trip to include Foz Coa, Almeida and Ciudad Rodrigo.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    21 members from the Lisbon area spent an interesting and happy five days in Northern Portugal in mid-April and the comfortable and friendly Hotel do Elevador in Bom Jesus de Braga proved an ideal base for visits to the western area of the Minho. The weather also contributed greatly to our enjoyment: five days of unbroken sunshine and mid-day temperatures in the mid 20’s re not all that frequent in the month of April.

  • Branch: Lisbon Branch

    On 25th November 2010, a fine, cold autumn morning, 26 members of the BHS Lisbon branch set out to visit the area of Rio Maior, just over an hour’s drive north of Lisbon.