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.
This week we decided to return to Cheshire, to the National Trust cotton mill Quarry Bank, built in 1784. We’ve been there many times before, but its always interesting to return every so often to see what’s changed, particularly in the gardens. Yet again the sky was grey, with not a drop of golden sun to be seen, but it was at least dry. The trees did, however, provide us with plenty of autumn colours. We Brits are easily pleased!
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.
The walk along the White Cliffs of Dover is one of our favourites and its great to see from this article at travel.aol.co.uk that this is now part of the England Coast Path.
Waddesdon Manor is a French Renaissance style house built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild from 1874 to 1883 to house his art collection and to host fashionable society weekend parties. It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957 and is managed by a Rothschild family charitable trust.
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.
When we invited our parents for a weekend in the Lake District we didn’t give much thought to how we would spend our time. We were confident that they could not fail to be impressed by the scenery, particularly as one of them had only been to the area once, 30 years ago. One thing was sure, with two willing but less sprightly seniors, a middle-aged dodgy knee and a car that didn’t perform well on hills, it was clearly not going to be a high altitude experience.