A few weeks ago, Shane and I took a trip with my parents to Canons Ashby for the day. It was originally built in the 16th Century and has been pretty much unaltered since 1710 with the house and gardens presented as they would have been back then.
The gardens were lovely to walk around and there was miles of walks to go on if you fancied it. We walked around the vegetable garden, which was one of the best ones I’ve seen so far at a National Trust house, and then took a short walk over to the church, walled garden (which is due to be restored to how it would have been) and vegetable garden maintained by a local school before going to look around the house. The house itself is decorated in a Jacobean style with medieval influences around the house, especially in the entrance hall. It was interesting to have a little look into the servants quarters too to see how they would have lived in comparison in their tiny bedrooms. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.
NicoleAugust 28, 2013 at 9:19 pm
How fun! How are you able to travel so much?
AprilAugust 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Most of the places we visit are roughly an hours drive away so we’re lucky that they’re all pretty close to us, but we do like to go on a few bigger trips every so often! And all of the houses that we visit are part of a charity called The National Trust that preserves and restores them, we pay a yearly member fee and get to visit as many houses as we like. Its pretty good! 🙂
NicoleAugust 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm
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