Say cheese!

for Wordless Wednesday on a Tuesday and others..

Two weeks ago you joined me at a stately home. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to show you the interior because no photography was allowed.

national-trust-logoRecently I visited another, and this time there was no such ban! The lighting was dim, and I wasn’t permitted to use flash, so they are not the best, but I thought I’d show a you few of the many rooms anyway!




Click pics to enlarge!

Now, where’s the door?


In we go! This is the library …

Drawing room …

Something room …

Dining room …

Music room …

Fancy a nap? Bedroom …

Hallway …

Can’t remember …

There’s the garden. Lets go outside!

Careful down the steps …

Woodland …

Japanese garden …

Formal garden …

Kitchen garden …

Looks like rain …

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed our visit.


31 thoughts on “Say cheese!

  1. Sadje Sep 7, 2021 / 08:52

    A palatial home. Looks a lot like the one they used in Downton Abby.

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  2. stevebethere Sep 7, 2021 / 11:16

    Wow! stunning what a nice interesting tour fab photos I have a bedroom like that 😯

    Have a regaltastic week 👍

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  3. Denise Sep 7, 2021 / 12:11

    Lovely. Thanks for sharing. Not a home I had heard of before.

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  4. hilarymb Sep 7, 2021 / 13:59

    Hi Keith – centuries! ago … I stayed near there (Corfe Castle way) with some cousins helping out with kids etc …

    Amazing dahlias … and what a fascinating place to visit – loved the images of the rooms you took – and how many people frequent those walls – incredible place. Gorgeous garden too … and yes thank you I did enjoy ‘our visit’ … cheers Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 7, 2021 / 16:52

      Centuries ago – you deserve a painting of yourself on the wall!

      I love dahlias and they were beauties. Pleased you enjoyed your wander around Hilary!


      • hilarymb Sep 7, 2021 / 17:05

        Ah ha … they enhanced art work then didn’t they – that’ll suit me!!

        Those dahlias must have been glorious … as you say beauties … loved the wander around.

        Cheers Hilary

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  5. gaynycdad (@gaynycdad) Sep 7, 2021 / 14:24

    Didn’t Hyacinth love to visit the stately homes! These photos are gorgeous, thanks for sharing! PS I am addicted to your tv, I just binged Ackley Bridge!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 7, 2021 / 16:49

      She did – ‘keep up Richard’! Right now I’m addicted to your AGT and the latest series of Law and Order SVU, a bit different from Ackley Bridge!


  6. christinamorley Sep 7, 2021 / 19:48

    Such a wonderful place! I was reading the captions and when I got to “Can’t remember…,” I chuckled. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  7. Lydia C. Lee Sep 7, 2021 / 21:34

    That Japanese garden is gorgeous!!! The opukance of that decorated ceiling is wonderful too.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 9, 2021 / 11:58

      It is a pretty little garden, and yes, that ceiling is incredible. Thanks, Lydia.


  8. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz Sep 8, 2021 / 12:26

    I’m so happy that photos were allowed in this place. What magnificence. I’m trying to imagine what a contrast this house would be to a typical shelter of the time in which it was built. I would feel like royalty if I lived there.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 9, 2021 / 12:14

      An interesting thought. It was built in the 1660s when it was very much ‘them and us’.


  9. amandacatsynth Sep 8, 2021 / 17:22

    What a great old mansion and estate! I particularly like the gardens, so much interest and curiosity there.
    I admire the interior of the mansion, too – it’s not my individual taste, but definitely a lot to explore and be intrigued by.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 9, 2021 / 12:19

      Nor mine, I’m more of an IKEA kinda guy! Fascinating to see how the wealthy lived back then though.


  10. Sandee Sep 8, 2021 / 18:01

    Beautiful place. I love the gardens too. I would have loved to tour this wonderful place.

    Thank you for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday, Keith. 🙂

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  11. Timmy Tomcat Sep 8, 2021 / 20:36

    Thanks so much for the great tour. What a wonderful home. Can we move in tomorrow… please

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  12. Sunra Rainz Sep 19, 2021 / 16:08

    Gosh! Stately is the word, isn’t it. Excellent photos. Love the view onto the grounds👌


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