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 Tyntesfield National Trust house and gardens

The hidden valley at Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

The hidden valley at Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

An unforgettable ski run starting at the top of the Lagazoli cablecar (2,275m). It is a stunning descent through awe-inspiring scenery overlooking the Fanes valley. At 8km in length you descend over 1km in altitude. This run has been officially classified as red but can be attempted by intermediate skiers. Highlights include a frozen waterfall … Read more The hidden valley at Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – the gardens in August

Greys Court walled garden gateway

We visited this National Trust property in August 2017. The Tudor-style house has a courtyard and gardens. This video features the large walled garden with its fortified tower built circa 1347. The walled garden is divided into separate areas featuring bedding plants, old-fashioned roses, shrubs, an area for ornamental fruit and vegetables and a maze … Read more Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – the gardens in August

Land of Ice and Fire – a tour of Iceland in 133 photographs

If you are thinking of visiting Iceland this slideshow will give you an overview of what you might see. In June 2017 we flew into Reykjavik, Iceland and then did a ten day circuit of the country on a tour organized by Saga UK. Places shown in the video in order of appearance are: Laxa … Read more Land of Ice and Fire – a tour of Iceland in 133 photographs