The Ergohacks Verdict Beaulieu, home to the national motoring museum, has much to offer....
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Aug 16, 2017
Barrington Court, an empty Tudor manor house with farm buildings, gardens and orchards, beautifully restored in the 1920s. It offers a lovely day in the Somerset countryside with food grown in the kitchen gardens served in the cafè, a beautiful lawn often with traditional games available or family centred activities, interesting walks around the estate and the manor house is worth a visit as well.
Aug 9, 2017
Overbecks is a small but spectacular garden with unusual tropical plants clinging to the cliffs above Salcombe in Devon. It’s idyllic and well worth visiting.
Aug 7, 2017
The Ergohacks Verdict The English Riviera Wheel is situated on the waterfront in Torquay in the...
Aug 3, 2017
The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall is an extensive estate with 200 acres of land. It’s a mix of woodland, wildlife haven, working farm, formal gardens, play grounds, fields and kitchen garden. It has a saw mill, charcoal kiln, wildlife hide as well as the iconic sculptures of the mud maid, grey lady and its famous Burma Rope Bridge.
Aug 2, 2017
Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire feels like a mix between a park, community centre and formal garden. The formal gardens are immaculately kept and beautiful during the flowering seasons. The grounds are 180 acres with some lovely woodland paths and meadows as well as extensive lawns with plenty of benches, picnic tables, some play areas and interesting features dotted throughout.
Jun 15, 2017
Hardy’s Cottage near Dorchester is one of the smaller National Trust properties. We arrived late morning, had a modest early lunch at the cafè and then set off for a walk through the woods to the cottage. The surrounding woodland is beautiful and the approach to the cottage is idyllic. Turn a corner and suddenly, it felt as if we’d time travelled to the mid-19th Century. Smoke was coming from the chimney and everything looked and felt exactly as it must have in Hardy’s time.
May 28, 2017
Corfe Castle is an impressive sight. Situated at the top of a hill on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, it towers over the surrounding landscape. It’s witnessed a thousand years of history and today living history events are popular and bring the past back to life for adults and children alike. Our visit was during a medieval living history event by the Feudals and we certainly had an interesting day.
Mar 12, 2017
Bournemouth Oceanarium is a compact, quirky space in a prime location next to Bournemouth Pier. We...
Dec 8, 2016
At-Bristol Science Centre is one of the Southwest England’s top visitors attractions and...
Oct 29, 2016
The medieval cathedrals of England are known for their individualistic styles. Built and re-built...
Aug 18, 2016
Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire is well known for its stunning Rose garden that flowers in June. It’s also an idyllic National Trust House and Garden sculpted for long walks and family days out. The wider estate is extensive and we are frequent visitors.