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132. Nunnington Hall – 10/5/2018

It’s been a long drive home from North Yorkshire today, but (after a welcome cup of tea!) I have unpacked the laptop so I can finish off the week’s blogging while it is all fresh in the mind. Nunnington Hall … Continue reading

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131. Rievaulx Terrace – 10/5/2018

I have often commented on the sheer variety that my National Trust challenge provides and Rievaulx Terrace is another example of this. Built specifically to dazzle visitors, it is a landscape garden in miniature, a serpentine terrace of land overlooking … Continue reading

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130. Ormesby Hall – 9/5/2018

For some reason, Ormesby Hall made me think of the children’s book The Little Engine That Could. It very much feels as if the Hall is trying its hardest to make an impression and is saying ‘I can, I can’, … Continue reading

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129. Mount Grace Priory, House & Gardens – 9/5/2018

Mount Grace Priory is one of those odd properties that is owned by the National Trust but managed by English Heritage. This results in a slightly different feel, including a less familiar menu in the café and an alternative look … Continue reading

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128. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – 8/5/2018

Phew! A day out at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is something of a stamina test so be prepared for a lot of walking and a lot of different sights. Unfortunately, my holiday companion isn’t walking very well at the … Continue reading

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127. Treasurer’s House – 6/5/2018

The Treasurer’s House in York is in an enviable location, positioned directly alongside York Minster, which looms up over the garden wall. Once home to the Treasurers of the Minster, it has a chequered architectural past, with various buildings occupying … Continue reading

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126. Goddards House & Garden – 6/5/2018

Goddards is the filling in a very strange sandwich: to the front of the house is the York suburb of Dringhouses, complete with the busy Tadcaster Road and an area that is thick with housing, but to the rear the … Continue reading

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