Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kedleston Hall and Belper

Another trip out with Siobhan today to another of the reachable National Trust properties, this time to Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

The property wasn't very well signposted as we approached, and we ended up going several miles beyond our turn-off. Maybe this was a portend of what was to come...a rather disappointing visit. Substantial parts of the house seemed to be closed for renovations, and there aren't any formal flower gardens - just extensive parkland.

It was poor conditions for taking photographs outdoors, but I am very pleased with the indoor shots I took; a vast improvement on my efforts at Beningbrough Hall and Lyme Park.

We only stayed for ninety minutes before setting off back; it gave us plenty of time to linger in Belper, in the café in particular, where we enjoyed hot scones taken straight out of the oven, served with butter, clotted cream, and jam.

Belper is quite a pretty town, it's also quite hilly and so I think there were some parts we didn't see; Siobhan struggles with the hills.

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