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Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby kerchi » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:34 am

I thought I'd follow in Paul's footsteps and start a "days out" topic but instead of it being "hidden gems" (click here for Paul's posting on those) they can be of any place visited that was interesting and/or enjoyed. Some of the places I've visited are certainly not hidden although they are definitely gems in their own right and my fondness for historical buildings, palaces and castles alike, never wavers, and so I will root through some photos and make a few postings in "The Lounge" forum.

Anyone else is more than welcome to share some of the places they have enjoyed visiting over the years.
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Re: Days Out: Lyme Hall and Gardens

Postby kerchi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:12 am

Just recently went to Lyme Hall and Gardens near Disley in Cheshire (the place where Pride and Prejudice was filled - the one with Colin Firth) for the first time. It was incredibly busy, having to park in an overflow field to cope with the volume of cars, but apart from that and the slightly higher volume of people around, the day was both interesting and enjoyable. There was also some sort of mini fair on (hence the extra volume of people), which had a brass band playing music along with food (the venison stew was very tasty) and other various stalls.

The house has a fabulous history passed to the Leghs of Lyme in 1388 by marriage and remained in the family until 1946 when it was bequeathed to the National Trust. Rather than me blabber about it here just have a quick look at the the wikipedia article here.
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The north front entrance

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Courtyard showing the main entrance

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The west face and one of the stunning gardens

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The sundial

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The north front entrance again

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The west face from the gardens

More photos to follow.....
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Re: Days Out: Lyme Hall and Gardens

Postby kerchi » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:38 am

Also check the National Trust's page here to see current attractions etc.

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Rooms under the gardens

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More of the gardens

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The orangery, gardens and west face

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The imposing south front entrance

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The south front entrance in all it's glory

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The romanticised view with the Mr Darcy lake
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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby spike » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:26 pm

Most of mine would look like this:-
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Though We did have a great weekend other wise and I did visit a 5th Border Regiment grave in Old Weston at St Swithuns Church
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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby kerchi » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:16 am

Spike, do you systematically pick out day trips, short breaks and other holiday destinations with a Border Regiment burial nearby? Then very sneakily drop it into conversation and say "oh, by the way honey there is a Border Regiment man grave/memorial near here, while we are here we might as well take a quick look" or words to that effect. If yes, then very shrewd indeed ;-)

Nice photos by the way.
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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby spike » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:46 pm

Spike, do you systematically pick out day trips, short breaks and other holiday destinations with a Border Regiment burial nearby? Then very sneakily drop it into conversation and say "oh, by the way honey there is a Border Regiment man grave/memorial near here, while we are here we might as well take a quick look" or words to that effect.


Yes........
Usually with the phrase "Its not too far out of the way, about half an hour "(2 hours :eeek: )
But if I called my wife honey, she'd probably slap me :|o
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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby plbramham » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:27 pm

Hmm... I Did that in Sicily - a few hundred mile detour to view the graves of those WW2 airborne Border Soldiers
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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:45 pm

For the family and I it has to be Muncaster Castle, we just love visiting the place it is so relaxing especially if I have had a crap week at work.

Walking down the terrace on a sunny day is wonderful and the views are to die for.

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Re: Days Out: Places you've enjoyed over the years

Postby kerchi » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:11 am

Nice photos Mike. There's that special something about historic buildings in Britain that I really enjoy: the often bloody history attached to them, the architecture and the scenery. Sometimes I wish I could experience them without crowds of people, quirky little gift shops and cafes etc. that many, if not all, have to provide these days to supplement the running costs.

Muncaster Castle is certainly in a beautiful spot so I can understand why you like taking frequent walks there (and take a few snaps as well) ;-)
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