A Candlelit Christmas at Ham House in Richmond, Surrey, UK

Ham House, Richmond, Surrey

The wonderful splendour of Ham House in Richmond lit by candles. The National Trust re-created the 17th-century Christmas atmosphere with candles and natural greenery filling the house over the festive season. Some stills from the video. Filmed 30 November 2019 with a DJI Osmo Pocket camera. See my camera equipment list at Equipment List.

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more