Last Saturday we went to Belton House near Grantham for an afternoon outing, we were in the area picking up a new car, but more on that another time. It was a gorgeous day. We had lunch and then walked around the gardens, there was a maze!
The gardens were really beautiful, lots of massive trees, formal gardens, fountains, statues, and a hothouse.
The house was very interesting, lots to see, and it had a really nice feel to it. In one of the rooms there was a man explaining the processes they use to conserve the books, that was very interesting.
It was a very hot day so we had a nice cold drink before the drive home. There was even a cricket match going on, it was a perfect summer day.
Our visit to Trerice was rather damp. It was drizzling and misty.
The house is a rare example of an Elizabethan house in Cornwall and very interesting with a really long gallery and a hidden balcony overlooking the hall.
The knot garden was still looking a bit wintery.
We were able to have a go at brass rubbing, always good fun!
We finished our visit off with a massive, and very tasty, piece of lemon meringue pie!
On our way home from Cheltenham we stopped for a National Trust outing at Hidcote Gardens. It was a lovely warm and sunny autumn afternoon. Perfect for a walk.