Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Peeps' Day Out

As you can see from this picture it has been pretty chilly here in Yorkshire these past few days and the best place to be is in a snug warm house but Leigh & Judith wanted to go out for a pre-Christmas trip to Castle Howard. We've been before and will probably go again but yesterday the peeps went without us - leaving us in the warm to guard the home :-)

Anyway here are some of the photos Leigh took on their expedition:

As well as many lighted trees outside the great house there were several inside too. This was the largest in the main hall and the tree was e-normous reaching right up to the second floor and covered with so many baubles!

There were blazing fires in all the main rooms and decorations with lit candles everywhere:

Even the statues had decorations!

There were twig and branch trees decorating some of the rooms:

Can you see the baby hedgehog under this one?

There were musicians playing festive music in the gallery:

And another Christmas tree:

with even more pretty baubles:

and they even remembered to put out carrots for Rudolph and mince pies and brandy for Santa Paws :-)


  1. What an enchanting day out, such pretty decorated Christmas trees. I love the baby hedgehog,am surprised you didn't mention the owls!
    Santa Paws will be expecting his mince pies and brandy, glad they didn't forget him :-)

  2. Love visiting those heritage buildings at Christmas time. They are so beautifully decorated.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  3. Castle Howard looks stunning inside! these pictures take your breath away. I love that huge tree! It's beautiful.

  4. Cool photos and I like the decorations, very festive!

  5. Hey guys! Christmas is coming! Aren't you excited to get presents?

    By the way, whenever you go to those castles, do you pay for entrance? LOL. Just curious.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    1. There is usually a charge for peeps to go to the castles but we doggies get in free :-) We are not allowed in the house though only the grounds. At Castle Howard my peeps have bought an 'annual pass' so they can go as much as they like and not pay any more for the visits. We may go again for a stroll in the grounds over the holidays - Magic xx

  6. That place looks so beautiful...... My mum is green with jelly!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx