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Waddesdon Manor Xmas lights

Went again to the national trust property and home to the Rothschild family Waddesdon manor, please see the small Youtube video i done below. Its well worth the visit but make sure you book online http://www.waddesdon.org.uk to get an entry ticket to the house.


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Dovedale

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It had been over two years since we visited the peak District the Uk’s oldest national Park, so we planed a visit to Dovedale and to walk through the Limestone Ravine
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Houghton Mill

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Set in an idyllic village location on an island on the Great Ouse River, Houghton Mill has inspired artists and photographers for generations. Come and experience the sound and atmosphere of a traditional working mill, have a go at making flour or lose yourself in the tranquillity of the riverside setting. Click this link to view page
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A Trip around the Cotswolds


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A Tour around the Cotswolds, we visited Henley in Arden, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Broadway & Snowshill Manor. Please click this link to view page.
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Upton House & Gardens

Upton House & Gardens 31st July 2012

A visit to the National Trust property Upton House in Warwickshire.
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Hardwick Hall

Bad weather changed our plans, so we went to Hardwick Hall and it was worth the visit. Please click this link

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Ham House

A National Trust day out to Ham House, Richmond-Upon-Thames. Please click this link.

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300th Mile walk done.

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Our 300th Mile walked, a great 10 mile trip around the chilterns and Ivinghoe beacon.
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Benthall Hall

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A National trust house in Shropshire, near to the Ironbridge gorge. Please click this link to view page.
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A Chequers Walk.

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A 8.6Mmi walk into the Chiltern hills, we walked around the Hills over looking the estate of Chequers and the wend over hills.
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A Winters Walk

A lovely day out on the coldest day of the year. Got my camera and first went to the little village of Wicken to look in the old church yard for some photo opportunities. It looked nice so grabbed a couple, then heeded to Stowe school near Buckingham. The grounds were shut due to health & Safety reasons, so just looked around the New inn. This building has just been totally done up and the National trust have spent a fortune on it. It's nearly all done but we had cup of tea in the new restaurant and i took these photos.

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Waddesdon Manor Christmas 2011

Waddesdon Manor 19th November 2011
Went to visit waddesdon manor in Buckinghamshire to see the christmas lights please have a look in our
Trips and Holidays to the left.
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Stowe Gardens Autumn 2011

Took the camera up to Stowe gardens that belong to the National Trust near Buckingham to try and catch the autumn colours. Please have a look at the photos by clicking the picture below
Stowe Gardens Autumn 2011
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Coughton Court

Home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years, this finest of Tudor houses stands testament to a family's courage in maintaining their beliefs. Please have a look at this link. First Image
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Whipsnade walk & Studam

We had a good walk at last around the South-East of Dustable, about ten mile this one but was very interesting. We stopped at a great pub in the village of Studam, anyway have a look at the web page.

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Ascott House

A nice day out taking photos around the National Trust Ascott House. please click this link to view pictures and have a read.
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White Horse Hill Uffington

A trip around Uffington White horse hill and down to way lands smithy. Please click this link to goto the correct page.



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Anglesey Abbey

A great day out at Anglesey Abbey near the village of Load. Please click this link to goto the published page.
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Ashridge Estate

Another long walk across the Chilterns. Have a look at the Walk page by clicking this link.
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West Wycombe Village

A great day out in West Wycombe Villlage, the Hellfire Caves and Wycombe hill. We have now moved a lot of our trips to there own pages please click this link or goto Our walks menu on the left. many thnsk for looking.
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Ivinghoe Beacon walk

A great trek in the hills of the Chilterns, please click this link to have a look at our latest walk.

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Wimpole Hall

Well the bad weather is on the way out so we are agin out on our travels. This time we went over to Wimpole hall over in cambridgeshire. First built in 1643 and much altered by subsequent owners, Wimpole has developed into the largest country house in Cambridgeshire. Wimpole's owners employed noted architects of their day to make alterations to the Hall: Lord Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford employed James Gibbs; the Earls of Hardwicke during their period of ownership from 1740- 1895 employed Henry Flitcroft, Sir John Soane and Henry Kendall. Evidence of the work of all of these architects can be seen today, but the most notable work is that of Soane. Examples include: the Bathhouse, Book Room and the striking Yellow Drawing Room.

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Also a small Video we took whilst there on youtube enjoy..



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Waddenson manor Christmas lights

We went up to Waddenson manor to see the Christmas lights. We arrived in daylight and inside the house its a great display the kids will love it. Outside they have a forest all lit up with lights and we will return after dark next week to see it. This house must be seen, in winter please bear in mind that not all the house is open to public. I have made a short film for you to all have a look at. There is also a link for a map with google.



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Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor
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Hughenden Manor out in Buckinghamshire near High Wycombe. Hughenden Manor offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. Visitors can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia and there are hands-on activities for children. Hughenden's secret wartime past is revealed in our Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. The formal garden has been recreated based on the original designs of Mary Anne Disraeli and there are beautiful woodland walks surrounding this fascinating country home

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Baddesley Clinton & Packwood House

We visited two lovly national trust propertys out near Birmingham Today. First we visited Packwood house The house is originally 16th-century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the world wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Packwood House contains a fine collection of 16th-century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews. We then visited Baddesley Clinton witch you must visit. This atmospheric house dates from the 15th century and was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. The house and interiors reflect its heyday in the Elizabethan era, when it was a haven for persecuted Catholics ¿ there are three priest's holes. There is a delightful garden with stewponds and a romantic lake and nature walk




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Pitstone Windmill

This was a great little find just out of the village of Ivinghoe lies this old windmill. It belongs to the national trust and i think you can go in it on a sunday. It was damaged in the great storm of the early 1900’s but has been repaired. It will make a great sunset picture for later in the year and i think i will be revisiting it soon i hope. Anyway please have a look at the pictures and i have provided a map for you to plan your trip out with your camera. Also a couple of links at the bottom for some more info if you require it.

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Clivedon manor and gardens

Went down and visited the lovely house and gardens at clivedon manor. The house sits near the river thames and the views are great looking down the river. It was one of the hottest days of the year and i got well burnt. You can check up on the national trust property Clivedon manor just click this link, also please visit my photo and video of the place below.

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Please view the Youtube video below.


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Stowe gardens the film

Made a small video of Stowe gardens, the weather was just right and we got there very early to miss all the crowds. If you have problems looking at the video just follow this link to Youtube direct.

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Claydon House

Went to the lovely Claydon House in Buckinghamshire, this old place still belongs to the Verney family. They are a very historical family with connections going back to the english civil war and further. Sir Edmund Verney was a royalist to King Charles and died at the battle of Edgehill, his son Ralph verney took the other side but he built a monument to his dad in the local church thats still there to this day. A couple of pictures for you below, also Google maps if you need to find your way there.

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Spring walk around Stowe gardens

Had a great walk around Stowe gardens, weather was good have posted my GPS walk on site so anybody can follow it below.

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Charlecote Park

Went to a lovely part of the country today, about 7 miles from Stratford-upon-avon. The House and grounds are called Charlecote Park a lovely old house that is huge and also massive grounds full of Dear. We walked around but the weather was bad for photos so not many results to share with you. Another National Trust property cost us nothing again and when we left we went to Stratford and had a walk around. It is amazing that every shop you go in it says on a plaque that William Shakespeare may have come in this building when he was a lad, well i could not have imagined the old playwright sitting in Mcdonalds
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Waddesdon Manor

We went to Waddesdon manor this sunday the weather was like summer and with the trees showing signs of Autumn it was strange with 20c of heat. If you visit just one old house you must go here, home to the Rothschild family the house is full of Artwork and silver the likes i have never seen. The furniture was not the normal Ikea flat pack that we have in Deanshanger. There are large grounds you can walk around and if you are a member of the National trust you get in for free. Take a look at the following links see what you think. If you go watch the gift shops they are everywhere !!.

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Canons Ashby House

Canons Ashby House Northants, made our way over here for a visit today. House is National Trust and only about 17 miles away so did not take long, weather was again on our side so it made a good day out. House is very old and has belonged to the same family for over 500 years you can get a tour around as we did and then you have some gardens to have a look at. These places are on your door step just up the road so next week we off again on our travels, its no wonder why we do so many miles in the cars.

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