House and garden

823b – Apethorpe Palace

26 Aug , 2018  

The palace is only accessible via pre-booked guided tours during July and August (costs £9 even for members). I arrive just in time for the 1.30pm tour, the last for the year. I have longed to visit this house since it was compulsory purchased by English Heritage in 2004. There are around 25 of us […]

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House and garden

823a – Kirby Hall

26 Aug , 2018  

A day out by myself exploring the northern part of Northamptonshire. It is the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and about as bad as it could be, persistent miserable rain, grey and breezy. However, I don’t let the rain stop any of my plans. I spend an hour at Kirby Hall, a super […]

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House and garden

823c – Elton Hall

26 Aug , 2018  

It is then a 20 minute drive just into Cambridgeshire to visit a house rarely open, but I am able to use my HHA card to get in for free on one of those rare days. Still very much a family home, the house has been developed since 1662 by the Proby family, and is […]

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