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A magical castle tucked away in the woods off the Sandstone trail. A place well worth visiting, but you may (as I was) be tempted to stop overnight the following week.
No parking fees and plenty to see and do (mini golf, birds of prey, and the building itself).
Tatton gardens and the grounds are beautiful. The Japanese and Italian gardens in particular.
I love the place, I lived there from 1973 - 1976 with my parents and grandparents, great memories of my childhood whenever I pass through there. I would love to be able to go in and have a look at my old flat to see how much it has changed.
I hope to see the garden again this week. It is always so peaceful. A few years ago,I was asked by staff if I wanted a job dead-heading the flowers. At that time we had to pay for the Tay Bridge,and was working full time, now I like the lovely castle and visit when I can.
We loved this idiosyncratic museum built by the love and enthusiasm of Lavender, its characterful owner, and her husband. It's filled with memorabilia and oddities all connected in some way with Upton-Upon-Severn. Lavender herself has a wealth of local historic knowledge and is happy to chat and pass the time of day. Open daily.
Spanning 3 floors with lovely attached gardens to wander into. It's short wander to the local pub which sits on the banks of the river where you can watch the ducks go by.
Visited the Hall today. It was a wonderful day out. The tour around the house was done by the owner, Paul, he chatted about the house and its history in a lovely informal, friendly way. The house is absolutely stunning, a real dream for anyone who appreciates beautiful stately homes with their own unique flair. It also serves as an inspiration to all of us. Well done! Paul's wife, Victoria, who is responsible for wonderful female touches and decor, is a true inspiration to all house magazines.
Unfortunately rain stopped play, as far as the gardens were concerned, but we will be returning! Thank you Paul and Victoria for all your hard work in preserving such a beautiful place, and allowing us the privilege of being able to share it with you.
A wonderful building with very helpful staff and very informative guided tours - a very enjoyable day can be spent in and around the cathedral.
An excellent museum, well laid out and comprehensive. A variety of rooms and displays show the regiment's history very well. The use of part of the original barracks gives an added sense of history and atmosphere and the views of Dorchester from the roof are an additional bonus. Well worth a visit.
I visited Sion Hill Hall some years ago and really enjoyed it. It is so different from most 'stately homes', being of such a late date and therefore relatively modern. I had hoped to visit again this year but am disappointed that visits are by prior arrangement only as I find it difficult to make arrangements ahead when visiting England only rarely. However I do hope to revisit this lovely house some time in the next couple of years.
This is a wonderful piece of history and highly interesting. Only four of us went and found it extremely remote. From the main road it says '3 miles', but it seems more like 10, so don't panic if you find yourself going through long thin roads. When we got there it was a sunny hot evening in July but nobody was there except a cat that appeared from nowhere and stayed with us throughout the whole of the time there and then suddenly it was gone. It was a loving cat and wanted attention. For us Carn Euny was a very atmospheric, lonely place and I would advise you to go with a group of people. We found ourselves running back to the car with fear!
We visited the beautiful Goodnestone Park Gardens on Thursday 5th July 2012 and were delighted with the stupendous surroundings in every way. We had some lunch and after a two hour walk around the grounds, the arboretum and walled garden we returned for some cake and tea. Congratulations to the chef for such very fine food; we enjoyed the salmon quiche and salad and all the cakes that followed!
Compiled into a little movie are some photos and videos ~ the gardens as seen from our perspective on that beautiful sunny day. We hope it proves enjoyable and as the saying goes, may every picture be worth a thousand words ~ Video Link: https://vimeo.com/46288216
On July 9, 2012 my wife having travelled to the UK from Toronto, set our for planned bus trip of visiting Highclere Castle. The coach tour operators blundered completely and there was no bus to take any of the forty or so people who had paid for the trip. Luckily the trip leader Tim Heath, cobbled together we two Canadians, an Irish mother and her daughter, three Dutch ladies and a solo traveller from Australia and we took subways, trains and taxis to the castle. All the other scheduled visitors went home dismayed and bewildered.
Finally having arrived at Highclere our trip leader took us through all parts of the castle that were accessible to the public. After an hour inside the castle we were left to our own to dine at one of the several eating areas and shop at the gift store. It was a lovely castle and definitely worth the trip from Toronto.
What was truly unforgettable were the grounds around the castle. The building itself is situated on a plateau and so are the grounds around it. Then the topography slopes away and is surrounded by grazing lands and farm animals. Beyond those lower fields, the topography rises in the distance. The grounds around the castle are primarily grass with a few very large trees. It is as pretty a place as I have ever seen and that is my permanent memory of our trip to Highclere.
My husband and I stayed at Delgatie Castle in 1992. We were part of a fiber arts group that toured northern Scotland for 5 days visiting various castles and artists studios and events, including the Braemar games. Captain Hay was still alive and Delgatie was owned by him. Joan and her husband were Captain Hay's castle managers. We were welcomed to the castle as if we were visiting family. It is a visit I will never forget. My best to Joan and her tireless efforts to continue the hospitality of Captain Hay.
Splendid mansion on its hill. Great old world atmosphere. Good guided tour with much information though not much about the architectural history - many rooms have late 17th cent panelling and fireplaces - this important period of the house was not explained. Still lovely old rooms all the same. Good cafe and fine gardens with fantastic view. Loved the underground passages with old stonework but very damp and cold - perhaps ghosts about! All in all well worth a visit - a gem of Lancashire.
We had an amazing family day out at Milton Manor. The house is fascinating in its crumbling grandeur, and the staff had arranged a tour of the house in the form of a play which the guests followed from room to room. It was quaint, odd, and thoroughly eccentric, from the acting to Jenny the free roaming donkey, helping herself to cakes off the guests' tables. I can't wait to go back, haven't laughed so much. Ever.
We have just returned from Attingham Park and it's a fabulous place to spend a few hours or better still, a full day to fully digest the splendour of this wonderful place. Having gone on the woodland walk with our dog, in itself very enjoyable with excellent paths and long stretches where dogs are allowed off lead - ending with a stroll through part of the deer park where we saw a herd of fallow deer - wonderful! A visit to the Mansion House is a must, without exception all the staff/guides were friendly, knowledgeable and very interesting, which all added greatly to the enjoyment of seeing through this magnificent building. We have visited many NT properties and Attingham Park is somewhere I would love to return to in the future, go now, you won't regret it!!
I have visted the Museum twice and plan to go again later this year. It is a really enjoyable and memorable day out and well worth the entrance fee. You need to allow a full day and wear sensible shoes. It's not really a good place for pushchairs and small children will get bored. The workers are very helpful and watching the crafts fascinating. You will not see it all in one visit, the displays are at set times and you may want to go for a canal boat ride. I recommend the fish and chips which you will have to queue for but it's worth it.
I live in Cornwall and I can honestly say that this Museum is far better laid out and good value than most that is on offer in the South West.
I was in the UK back in 2002. My friend and I were driving back to London when we saw Highclere and decided to investigate. We drove right up to the front door and looked around...there was no sign of anyone around. I am sure we would not be so lucky today since this was way before Downton Abbey. I was not able to go inside but what a beautiful place it was and the grounds are breathtaking. I hope to visit one day during the tour season.
I was sent to Bryn Bras during the war about 1940 to 1944. I made many friends while there, but have never had any contact since the nuns left, to return to Hayling Island. I have tried many times to find fellow "evacs" without joy. I wondered if any come to Bryn Bras and in the future ,you would pass my e-mail address to them. I come very often to Brynrefail, where we have a cottage belonging to our climbing club. I was then Pamela Whiter. Thank you. Pam Cottle
My husband and I have been regular visitors to Swiss Garden for some 20 years - with its amazing, beautiful plants and unexpected architectural features (every time you turn a corner another intriguing building seems to appear) it is an absolute joy - and the peacocks are a real bonus! Many people we meet have never heard of the Garden, which is such a shame... though we do appreciate the peace there. All in all a truly wonderful place.
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