This is my final post on the Lake District houses we visited in March / April. I showed the interiors of the houses a few weeks ago, and now it’s the turn of the gardens, grounds and views.
Sizergh had the best display of daffodils we saw all week! I’m not so keen on the topiary, but I liked the rock garden.
There was a lovely woodland trail at Allan Bank, leading to a spectacular viewing seat.
Wray Castle lies on the shores of Windermere and has no fewer than four boathouses. St Margaret’s Church was built for the original owners in 1856, but is not now open to the public.
Blackwell’s grounds would also have run down to Windermere originally, but no longer. You still get the view though – spectacular!
We also visited Holehird Gardens, just outside the town of Windermere, which belong to the Lakeland Horticultural Society. Splendid – until I slipped in the mud round the pond. Oh well, it was our last day. It didn’t matter too much that I had run out of clean trousers.
A to Z Road Trip
A family bereavement meant I had to pull over on my A to Z Road Trip. I hope to be back en route soon.