My Tourist Travels

National Trust

A spin around Quarry Bank

This week we decided to return to Cheshire, to the National Trust cotton mill Quarry Bank, built in 1784. We’ve been there many times before, but its always interesting to return every so often to see what’s changed, particularly in the gardens. Yet again the sky was grey, with not a drop of golden sun to be seen, but it was at least dry.  The trees did, however, provide us with plenty of autumn colours. We Brits are easily pleased!

September Sunshine in Sheffield Park and Garden

Sheffield Park and Garden is a National Trust property located in East Sussex – nowhere near Sheffield at all! As we were visiting family in the area and hadn’t visited the garden for many years, we thought we might pay a visit. It was a beautiful September day, so we were looking for somewhere for a flat, gentle stroll, followed by a light lunch, where everyone in our party would be able to enjoy a few hours. We weren’t disappointed.

A Visit to Powis Castle

Powis Castle, 1 mile from Welshpool, Wales, stands high on a rock overlooking its spectacular garden, with far reaching views of the surrounding landscape. Beginning life as a medieval fortress built to control the border with England, it has been modified over 400 years into a comfortable country mansion which was given to the National Trust in 1952.