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.