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Lanhydrock in Bodmin

Immediately arriving at this luxurious National Trust establishment of Lanhydrock in Bodmin, Cornwall you will no doubt be nearly overwhelmed by its grandeur beauty. Certainly the expansive driveway and surrounding meadows is only further proof that the lucky family of Robartes were of serious wealth. Delving into the over 50 rooms filled with the finest of tapestries, artwork, furnishings, and intricate ceilings you will find that hours will pass by in mere moments! For this […]

Laidback Lacock Abbey

This unique and inviting National Trust venue of Lacock Abbey will send you whirring back to times past, those of the medieval era to be more precise. In fact it is interesting to learn that this sprawling expanse was in times past a nunnery. So while you may not be of that particular persuasion you can catch a glimpse into what life would have been like for the sisters. Of course upon arriving you will […]

Hidcote Manor Gardens

Today you can experience the treat of all of Major Lawrence Johnston’s hard work when you travel to National Trust location Hidcote Manor Garden. This established horticulturist delved right into his passionate work and in turn created perhaps one of the most lavish gardens across all of Europe. Because of his great knowledge he was able to construct multiple venues that in turn bloom in various colours and scents throughout the entire year; just as […]

Explore The Farne Islands

The reasons are uncountable for taking a trip to National Trust site Farne Islands located just away from the coast of Northumberland. Be you an avid bird watcher, have a love affair with all things sea life, or instead take to the waves in your kayak at any opportunity this is a must stop destination. Not only are you sure to find the charming puffins a pure delight, as who could resist their quaint charm, […]

At Peace On Brownsea Island

For those with a spirit for adventure and the great outdoors you cannot miss out on the treat that is National Trust site Brownsea Island. Here you will be overwhelmed with a myriad of trails to hike among the towering trees, lush green foliage, tranquil waterways, and of course plenty of wildlife. In fact you will note that one very special red squirrel calls this haven home and sadly it is also listed as an […]

Beautiful Bodnant Garden

Upon glancing at the splendour that is National Trust unique venue Bodnant Garden in Colwyn Bay, Conwy it may seem impossible to believe that in fact all of this was created by the hands of a single family. While it did take them all of five different dedicated generations the feat is no less marred; today you are blessed with the delight that spans across this 80 acre establishment where sights and scents abound. Among […]

Belton House Orangery

National Trust destination of note, the Belton House in Grantham, Lincolnshire, had distinguished itself of marked beauty and acclaim long before it was included in BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, but this more recent nod is only further proof of its true glory. The home is still established in true English style of the 17th century and any of today’s modern visitors will certainly be captivated by the historic lore; you can rest assured that even […]

Cornish Mad Hatters

Anyone who may have let their imaginations be taken away in the magical filmdom of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland may recognize this marked National Trust site that is Antony House in Cornwall. Yes, making its way to the silver screen as a backdrop to the famous story is one reason to stop by Antony House in Cornwall, you may not find a white rabbit but if the weather is nice you could set up […]

Adore Anglesey Abbey

If you are looking to bring you family a day filled with pleasure and do so in true 1930’s nostalgia then you need only head to National Trust site Anglesey Abbey. Here you will delight in the garden blooming with a myriad of colourful blooms; truly a treat not only for the eyes but for the nose too! This historic landmark in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire was brought from drab to fab by the man who would […]

Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort

A trip out to the historic Hadrian’s Wall & Housesteads Fort in Northumberland overseen by National Trust is not for solely the military buffs. While of course any trip out would include witnessing the great expanses that featured Roman outposts, the encompassing scenery is enough to make nature lovers swoon. Along the wall on both sides is no shortage of greenery and you can see for miles and miles these lush and bountiful shoots. Still […]

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