A Christmas present to discover a Christmas past

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Christmas is a time for traditions and for meeting friends and family. It’s also, traditionally, a time for eating and drinking more than you might normally consume at any other times of the year. Coupled with that, it’s a time for visiting, reacquainting and often learning (even if it is only a quiz or two whilst endulging!). So, this Christmas season we found the ideal way of combining all of these things this Christmas with a visit to Lanhydrock, near Bodmin in Cornwall. Now owned and run by the National Trust, Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian Country House and […]

Hardwick Hall ~ A memorable place created by an formidable lady

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This is my review bit Whenever we are in Derbyshire, notably for the Chatsworth Horse Trials, or to visit some friends who live in this great part of the world, we always try and make sure a visit to Hardwick Hall is on our itinerary. National Trust membership (or being married to someone who works for the Trust 😊 ) provides free entry to Hardwick Hall and all its wonders, including the Old Hall even though is now under the care of English Heritage. We always enjoy our visits to Hardwick as there are so many things to see, and […]