Monday, 9 November 2009

Another Stourhead Visit

We went back to Stourhead yesterday. For anyone who doesn’t know, this is a magnificent UK National Trust estate with a grand house and a beautiful landscaped garden surrounding a large lake. While the house is closed for the winter, the gardens are open all year round.

It’s about an hour’s drive from our new house, but my son and his girlfriend still live in the locality and we went to see them and ended up there. We didn’t actually go in because we didn’t have a lot of time, certainly not enough to justify the £7.40 each they would have to pay as non-members. Hubby and I have membership cards that entitle us to free entry. We used them there a lot when we lived close by.

You can still get a good view of Stourhead garden from the road at the bottom of the hill from the car park, and we got plenty of exercise trekking back up again. Then we popped into the restaurant for coffee and a snack, so they did get some of our cash. We also visited the farm shop for some of their delicious steak, cheese and c ream so all in all, they did quite well out of us. And we had a great evening meal when we got home again.

Anyway, I thought it was time to post some more Stourhead photos.



8 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Beautiful nature shots. The colors are glorious. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jude said...

Those are beautiful and look so serene. I would love to visit I love that scenery, great shots.

Jena Isle said...

These are awesome pictures. Is this where you previously lived? It's so conducive to writing.

koe whitton-williams said...

jean - the photos are great. I loved them.

jakill said...

Thank you Jo. I always admire your nature shots.

jakill said...

Thanks Jude. It certainly is a beautiful place - one of the National Trust's greatest treasures in the UK.

jakill said...

Yes Jena. We were lucky enough to live just 4 miles from there, and even now it's not too far for a visit. It takes about 40 minutes to stroll all the way around the lake and I used to do it often.

jakill said...

Thanks Koe. I'm glad to hear they gave you pleasure.

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