Stourhead – garden and lakeside walk

Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great 18th-century landscape gardens. It is a living work of art with views that are like landscape painting brought to life. Stourhead is in the care of the National Trust. Some stills from the video. Filmed July 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. See … Read moreStourhead – garden and lakeside walk

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter – National Trust

A dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, Dartmoor. A conservation project to make it watertight was nearing its end at the time of our visit. It is in the care of the National Trust. It was the first 20th-century property to be adopted by the National Trust. There are some beautiful, well laid out gardens … Read moreCastle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter – National Trust

Kingston Lacy House and Gardens in Dorset – National Trust

Kingston Lacy House and Gardens in Dorset

A lavish family home built to resemble an Italian Palace in the rural Dorset countryside near Wimborne Minster. It is in the care of the National Trust. The house has a large collection of interesting paintings and sculptures. The Japanese garden is worth a visit as is the extensive kitchen garden. Filmed July 2019 with … Read moreKingston Lacy House and Gardens in Dorset – National Trust

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nuffield Place in Oxfordshire, England was the home of William Morris, founder of the Morris Motor Company and at one time Britain’s richest self-made man. The National Trust property has been perfectly preserved as a 1930s “time capsule” since the industrialist’s death in 1963. Despite his great wealth, Lord Nuffield remained personally frugal and in … Read moreNuffield Place in Oxfordshire

Nostell National Trust house and estate

Nostell National Trust house

Nostell is a National Trust house and estate near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. This 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens is shown in 60 clips in 60 seconds. Highlights are the kitchen garden with fruiting banana plants and a large lake with swans and geese. Watch the video: The following stills are from … Read moreNostell National Trust house and estate

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

The National Trust’s Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire, is an Elizabethan country house created by Bess of Hardwick in the 1500s. The manson was built to impress, with some enormous rooms. They contain rich tapestries, fine furniture, imposing portraits and evidence that Bess was someone with money and power. Watch the video: The following stills are from … Read moreHardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Belton – a 17th-century country house of treasures

Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire

This National Trust property in Grantham, Lincolnshire is often cited as being the perfect example of an English country house estate. Much of the justification for such a claim lies in the quality, completeness and sheer panache of its aristocratic collections. Watch the video: The following stills are from the above video. Camera: Sony RX100 … Read moreBelton – a 17th-century country house of treasures

Canons Ashby an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby House is a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house located in the village of Canons Ashby, south of the town of Daventry, Northamptonshire. The interior of Canons Ashby House is noted for its Elizabethan wall paintings and its Jacobean plasterwork. It is owned by the National Trust. Watch the video: The following stills … Read moreCanons Ashby an Elizabethan manor house in Northamptonshire

Shugborough Estate a stately home in Staffordshire

Shugborough Estate a stately home in Staffordshire

The centerpiece of the Shugborough Estate is Shugborough Hall, parts of which date back to 1695. Further additions were made during the 18th and 19th centurys. There is an exhibition showing highlights from the lives of two previous residents; Thomas Anson who was a Member of Parliament and George Anson who was First Lord of … Read moreShugborough Estate a stately home in Staffordshire

Baddesley Clinton a moated manor house in Warwickshire

Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house

Baddesley Clinton is a moated manor house near the historic town of Warwick in the English county of Warwickshire. The house probably originated in the 13th century, when large areas of the Forest of Arden were cleared for farmland. It is owned by the National Trust. Watch the video: The following stills are from the … Read moreBaddesley Clinton a moated manor house in Warwickshire

A la Ronde a sixteen sided house in Devon

A la Ronde, near Exmouth in Devon

A la Ronde, near Exmouth in Devon, is owned by the National Trust. It was built in 1796 for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter. Jane was the daughter of a rich merchant. Following the death of her father, Jane decided to set up home in Devon together with her cousin Mary. They purchased … Read moreA la Ronde a sixteen sided house in Devon

Tyntesfield National Trust house and gardens

Tyntesfield National Trust house

Tyntesfield is a Victorian Gothic Revival house near Bristol. The mansion was built in the 1830s. It was later bought by English businessman William Gibbs, whose huge fortune came from importing guano (bird droppings) used as fertilizer. In the 1860s Gibbs had the house expanded and remodelled. The architectural style selected for the rebuilding was … Read moreTyntesfield National Trust house and gardens

Montacute House National Trust, Yeovil, Somerset

Montacute House

Montacute house and village have often featured as locations for films. It was used as one of the locations for the BBC’s adaption of the novel Wolf Hall, in 2014. The fictional location for the Wallace and Gromit film ‘The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, Tottington Hall, was based on Montacute House. Watch the video: The … Read moreMontacute House National Trust, Yeovil, Somerset

Killerton House, National Trust property in Devon

Killerton House, National Trust, Devon

Killerton is an 18th-century house near Exeter in Devon. In 1944 it was given to the National Trust by British politician Sir Richard Acland. Sir Richard was was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party. He was an advocate of public land ownership and he gave his Killerton and Holnicote estates … Read moreKillerton House, National Trust property in Devon

The Vyne roof project Christmas 2017

The Vyne roof project Christmas 2017

The Vyne, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK, National Trust property. This was a chance to see this usually off-limits part of the Tudor mansion before 41 miles of scaffolding came down marking the end of a £5.4m roof project. Viewing points enabled visitors to get an insider’s view of the project as well as vistas of The … Read moreThe Vyne roof project Christmas 2017