We purchased a year pass to the National Trust sites and haven’t had much chance to use it. Once we were back in the UK we decided to make the most of our pass. The first free day we had we went to two fairly local sites. One we visited several months ago and the other was a new one to us. We had a great day out and really enjoyed walking through the buildings as well as the landscaped gardens around them.
This next photo is the newest renovation. It was the barn and now houses the grand hall where large dinners and/or dances took place.
An interesting find in an English grand house! It’s a Dutch Bible commentary or something of the kind. When I asked a guide about it she said that the last owner of the estate had collected items that he thought of value but would otherwise have been thrown out. She thought the commmentary had been somewhat controversial.
Signs of spring: