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The North Gallery at Petworth House, West Sussex

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We explore the art treasures on display in the North Gallery at Petworth House. Among the sculptures and paintings, we also see the oldest English terrestrial globe in existence. There are major works by the likes of Titian, van Dyck, Reynolds, Blake, Gainsborough, and JMW Turner on display at Petworth, and many of these can … Keep reading

Christmas at Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House, 2023

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Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House, in Warwickshire, are two-and-a-half miles apart by road. A traditional Christmas is the theme of the moated manor house at Baddesley Clinton. The Christmas trees are fabulous and there is a real log fire in the sitting room. It’s a 1920s Christmas at Packwood house. There is an enormous Christmas … Keep reading

Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

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The video and photographs take you on a tour of the 8 acres of beautifully landscaped ornamental gardens at Waterperry. They were made famous by Beatrix Havergal who established her School of Horticulture for Ladies here from 1932 to 1971. The gardens are evidence of Beatrix’ horticultural virtuosity, in particular the classical herbaceous border. The … Keep reading

Hidcote Manor Arts and Crafts Garden in July

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Hidcote Manor Garden is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain, with its linked “garden rooms” of hedges, rare trees, shrubs, and herbaceous borders. It is a garden in the United Kingdom, located in the village of Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. It is a National Trust property. … Keep reading

Godshill Model Village Isle of Wight

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The Model Village is situated on the High Street in Godshill, on the grounds of the Old Vicarage. It depicts the Godshill village as it was in the 1950s. It includes a great miniature railway in G scale. Watch the video: This video of our visit to Godshill Model Village, Isle of Wight was recorded … Keep reading

Oakhampton Castle – the remains of the largest castle in Devon

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Okehampton Castle was built between 1068 and 1086. It was converted into a sumptuous residence in the 14th century by Hugh Courtenay, Earl of Devon. After the last Courtenay owner fell foul of Henry VIII in 1539, the castle declined into ruin. Watch the video: This video of our visit to Okehampton Castle was recorded … Keep reading

Stonehenge the world’s most sophisticated prehistoric stone circle

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury. It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons, topped by connecting horizontal lintel stones. Watch the video: This video of our visit to … Keep reading