Holy Island, Anglesey

In our holiday to Anglesey, we’ve been to Holy Island. We’ve been there before, at South Stack Cliffs and it’s a beautiful place. This time we’ve explored the island a little bit more. The main city is Holyhead, located halfway up on Anglesey’s west coast. The Island was a landing point between Ireland and Britain […]

National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sudbury Hall is a lovely manor house, closed in winter for conservation purposes. But the Hall houses the National Trust Museum of Childhood in the servants’ wing. It was open to the public when we visited it last week. The Museum of Childhood is a delight for all ages. We found it fascinating and there […]

Cliveden woods

Cliveden is part of National Trust, a little over an hour’s drive from central London. As we didn’t have enough time to visit the house too, we’ve only been to the Cliveden woods. There are 3 different trails to follow, but as it was late, we wondered around, looking at signs and we managed to […]

Victorian May Day

At Quarry Bank Mill in Manchester was organized a Victorian May Day. I mentioned on my blog that I should have been Victorian and I was so keen on attending the event. We had some things to do before leaving, so we’ve arrived at 11.10. Obviously, we had to park in the overflow car park […]

Powis Castle

Medieval castle with gorgeous gardens makes the perfect spot to spend a beautiful day. Powis Castle is in Wales, an hour an a half from our home, an easy option for a short day trip. The Castle is beautiful. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, so I have pictures only from the courtyard and […]

National Trust and English Heritage

For my birthday, in November last year, hubby bought a National Trust membership for us. We’ve visited a few before becoming members, but we were reluctant as there aren’t many properties around Liverpool. We were wrong. In less than 1 year, we’ve visited more than 10 properties, in day trips to North Wales, and around […]

Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is a Tudor building in Cheshire, only 50 min. drive from home. I have no idea why we didn’t visit it sooner. It was a family home and it was in the Moreton family until they donated it to National Trust. At times it had tenant farmer, but it was kept in […]

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house, lovely and with a lot of interesting history, in Warwickshire, near Birmingham. It was built in the 15th century and it was a family home for 500 years, 12 generations. It had it’s heyday during Elizabethan period, a decline during the 17th century and the loving restoration of […]

Bodnant Garden

On Wednesday we’ve been to Conwy where the lady from Aberconwy house told us the Laburnum Arch is in bloom. The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed during the day, so we’ve decided to visit the garden instead. The garden is huge and it’s lovely to walk along the path or get on […]

Conwy

Yesterday was a lovely day and we’ve decided to get a few hours off and go to North Wales. We’ve started in Conwy where we’ve visited the Toll house and the Suspended bridge, the Aberconwy house. After that we’ve went to Bodnant Gardens, but that will be in another post, tomorrow or the day after. […]