Powis Castle, 1 mile from Welshpool, Wales, stands high on a rock overlooking its spectacular garden, with far reaching views of the surrounding landscape.
Sheffield Park and Garden is a National Trust property located in East Sussex – nowhere near Sheffield at all!
Dunham Massey is a large Georgian house in Altrincham, Cheshire with a fine garden and a magnificent deer park. It is a National Trust property with a large car park, a new visitor centre, a restaurant and large grounds to walk around, even on days when the house is closed.
After our super day out last week at Dunham Massey we decided that this week we would return to Cheshire and head to another National Trust property, Tatton Park. The sky was not quite as blue unfortunately, but there was still plenty of colour to be seen in the garden.
We were heading to the Midlands for the weekend, so we decided to stop off at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, as we’d heard good things about it during last year’s visit to nearby Moseley Old Hall (not yet blogged about but highly recommended!).
Wightwick (pronounced ‘wittick’) Manor was built in 1887 for the Mander family. Mander Brothers was a local manufacturer of varnish, paint and printing ink and was a major employer in the area.
We must have driven past the sign for Trentham Gardens hundreds of times on our way up and down the M6, but had never stopped. Finding ourselves about to pass the door and in need of a break, we thought it was about time we paid a visit.
Beautiful Bodnant Garden in North Wales was established in 1874 and was given to the National Trust in 1949. Whether you are a keen gardener yourself or just enjoy being in a beautiful garden, it really is a fabulous place to visit.
Castle Howard is a stately home dating from 1699, located 15 miles north east of York . It was the setting for the 1980s TV series ‘Brideshead Revisited’ and had been on my hit list of places to visit for over 30 years.