Friday, 21 September 2012

Burton Agnes Gardens Part 1

Hello friends - Magic back - with Crybbe - for another mammoth bloggy post :-) We went on a wonderful day out to visit Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire 2 days ago and Leigh took so many pictures we will have to do 2 posts to fit even a few of them in! This place is pretty dog-friendly as you will see but we were not allowed in the House so all our day was spent in the woodland and gardens but it was great fun!

This is the gateway entrance to the Hall and gardens. It is a very old place that has been in the same family for 900 years!! The original house was built in 1173 by a man called Roger de Stuteville and is still standing but not used now:

This is the ground floor that was used for storage.

and this is the 1st floor up a tiny winding staircase.

But in the 16th century the family decided to upgrade their house and they built this:

It is very beautiful and the grounds were good to explore - we headed for the woodland first

where we found little sculptures of animals like these hedgehogs

and this owl. 
There were lots of strange bugs and things in the trees too - pretty big ones at that:

We even caught sight of a hare in the fields but it scampered away before Leigh could get a picture.

This was the view across the cornfields from the woodland.

As we headed back we saw these wind-chimes in the trees - you could hear them all through the woods.

Back in the gardens we decided to have a rest for a while under the trees:

I don't know what I'd done to upset Crybbe but he looks in a bit of a huff in this photo :-)
This was only part of our day at Burton Agnes so I'll post some more photos of our exploration of the flower and vegetable gardens, the maze..and the cafe soon.


  1. Such a nice place for a visit. It must have been lovely walking through the woodland with the sound of the wind-chimes ringing out. Crybbe was probably not too happy to have a stone sofa to lie on :-)

    1. Well Crybbe does prefer a cushion to lie on even at home so maybe you're right there :-) - Magic xx

  2. Looks like a wonderful place to visit..... About that hare...... You know they leave behind little round things that mum calls "bush kibble" ....... I sampled some on my camping trip....I gotta say, very tasty! The peeps were not impressed though!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  3. OMG! That place is amazing! I am always in awe of some of the places over there that are so old. Imagine that, built 900 years ago and still standing! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place. :)

  4. Such an amazing place to visit! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Such a lovely place to explore... beautiful photos!
    I wish Blanca could join you. :D
    You can see her in my new post.

    André Moreiras
    Passos Caninos