Another weekend, another National Trust property!This time we visited Quarry Bank Mill, a working 18th Century water powered cotton mill set in the village of Styal in the outskirts of Manchester.Read More
I visited Tatton Park in Cheshire back in the Winter time after discovering there was a fernery (I just adore ferns!), but unfortunately on the day we visited maintenance works were being carried out and so we couldn’t see the fernery.Read More
So, we recently indulged in something we have been pondering over for a while now… a National Trust Membership. Yep, never have I ever felt more like an adult!
With a love for gardens and architecture, we visit National Trust properties a lot, and when asked if we want a membership we always reply with a ‘maybe next time’, but on our last visit to Kinver Rock Houses we took the plunge and couldn’t be happier about it.Read More
After visiting the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (click here to see that post), we decided to drive the 30 minutes or so to Kinver Edge in Staffordshire to visit the fascinating rock houses.Known as the ‘Holy Austin’ rock houses, they were inhabited until the 1960s and are now owned by The National Trust who have restored them to show what life would have been like living inside the houses. There are also kitchen gardens surrounding the dwellings.Read More