Category Archives: Midlands

103. Hanbury Hall – 13/3/2017

As I have done for the past few years, I used my annual trip to the Cheltenham horse racing festival to get my NT visits underway and headed off to Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire the day before the horses took … Continue reading

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101. Eyam Hall & Craft Centre – 16/10/2016

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my visit to Eyam (pronounced ‘Eem’). Like many people, I was only familiar with this Derbyshire village because of the plague outbreak of 1665 and 1666, which killed 260 people, a huge proportion … Continue reading

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100. Woolsthorpe Manor – 6/10/2016

100! I’m still not even halfway through my list of properties but it certainly feels good to reach this particular milestone. I’m into triple figures at last. And at the same time, I’ve ticked off my third completed county with … Continue reading

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99. Clumber Park – 5/10/2016

Perhaps the first thing most visitors to Clumber Park will notice is its size. Driving in towards the main visitor car park, it actually feels less like a park and more like a small principality! There are road signs inside the … Continue reading

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98. Mr Straw’s House – 5/10/2016

Mr Straw’s House is one of the National Trust’s genuine oddities. It is a simple red-brick townhouse on the outskirts of Worksop – the only semi-detached house in the street – and would never have even registered on the Trust’s … Continue reading

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97. Tattershall Castle – 4/10/2016

Before I had read any detail about Tattershall Castle, I had seen pictures of its red brick tower and had simply assumed that it was a fake castle, i.e. a modern building constructed in the style of a castle as … Continue reading

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96. Gunby Estate, Hall & Gardens – 3/10/2016

Whenever I mentioned that I was visiting Gunby Hall as part of this week’s itinerary, I was met with blank faces as very few people appear to have heard of the place. This is perhaps due to its relatively recent … Continue reading

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