Polesden Lacey–An Edwardian Retreat

Polesden Lacey–An Edwardian Retreat

En route back to Heathrow to catch our flight back to Texas, we stopped off at Poles­den Lacey just off the M25, the Lon­don cir­cu­lar road (or car park depend­ing on the time of day!).  It was an ide­al place for a stopover and a bite of lunch en route to our...
Bateman’s: The home of Rudyard Kipling

Bateman’s: The home of Rudyard Kipling

In May this year we had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it (anoth­er) writer’s home about 20 miles from daugh­ter Joan­ne’s home town of Tun­bridge Wells in South East Eng­land.  It’s yet anoth­er Nation­al Trust prop­er­ty and the for­mer home of the famous writer,...
Scotney Castle, England

Scotney Castle, England

Scot­ney Cas­tle is locat­ed near Tun­bridge Wells in the South of Eng­land, about 10 miles from daugh­ter Joan­ne’s place. It’s yet anoth­er amaz­ing Nation­al Trust prop­er­ty with sump­tu­ous tea room/restaurant, amaz­ing main house & cas­tle ruins, and...

Castle Drogo

What con­tains 2355 sol­id gran­ite blocks and leaks like a sieve? Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the last cas­tle built in Eng­land claims that hon­or. Yes, Cas­tle Dro­go leaks pro­fuse­ly and water will ruin the prop­er­ty with­out imme­di­ate action. For­tu­nate­ly, the...
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