Posts tagged National Trust
Tired Happy Kids at the Beautiful Anglesey Abbey

If you want to thoroughly wear your children out take them to National Trusts Anglesey Abbey.  To keep them occupied there is a 2-story tree house, woodland xylophone, secret garden, willow tunnel, discovery cabin to route around in, hammocks to lounge in, fortresses to protect, hay bales to run on and a dream dome for you to contemplate why you haven’t got quite as much energy as these little people! That’s all just in Hoe fen - then there is the rest of the gardens, the house, the mill and the restaurant.

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Walk through the ages....and get in the beds at Avebury Manor

This 16th Century Manor House is the boys favourite National Trust property.  The interior was created by a collaboration between the National Trust and the BBC to reflect the house’s use through the ages.  This is not a great spot for a Heritage purist, but if you are a little person who likes dressing up, playing chef and climbing in four poster beds, then it is the stuff dreams are made of.

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Overbecks – A hidden subtropical paradise in Devon

Tucked away high up on the cliffs above Salcombe sits this hidden paradise.  A subtropical garden, bursting with colour, filled with unusual and rare plants creating a dramatic display of hot colours. Explore the banana garden, meander through the olive grove, or relax beneath the palms and soak up the spectacular panoramic views across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.

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Scotney – Fairytale Moated Castle in 770 acres of beautiful grounds

Scotney is not one but two houses. The views from the big country house down the hillside gardens prepare you for the Medieval Castle. However, wandering down along the winding paths it is only when you walk around the moated lake that it hits you just how pretty it is. Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle - all in a beautiful wooded estate.

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Searching for Spring at Stowe Gardens

Catching those first glimpses of spring seems to come when we need them most.  Just when we think the days can’t get any bleaker, that winter will last forever and the skies have permanently turned grey, along come the tiny glimmers. Peeking out under the debris of winter are snowdrops, aconites, daffodils, crocuses, primroses, hazel catkins dangling on bare branches, lambs frolicking in fields and birds chattering overhead. These beautiful delicate joys not only survive but thrive in these cold bleak conditions and we should follow their lead!

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