28 December 2013

Blowing Away the Cobwebs at Kedleston Hall

After a few days of Christmas excess and not having left the house for a couple of days we decided to head out into the wind and sunshine to blow away the cobwebs with a walk around Kedleston Hall, on a rather windy day it did exactly that.

Donning our boots and waterproofs for the children, we headed out into the mud and high winds, with the wind blowing through the trees with a lion like roar.

The grounds at Kedleston Hall are vast and the house is beautiful, although we didn't get to go in as it is closed for the winter, but you can see why they chose to film some of The Duchess there.

There was lots of running...

Lots of leaf and stick picking......

I love this sweeping staircase....


Very Downton Abbey, lots of rooms and bells to ring....

Looking at the animals....

 In the church their was a nativity and beautiful Christmas Tree.

Gorgeous architecture and shadows were everywhere...

I love this bridge it sweeps wonderfully over the river...

Sheep spotting....

Walking through lots of squidgy mud and sheep poo...

It was verrrry windy but it was just what we needed, lots of fresh air and it most definitely got rid of a few cobwebs and hopefully a few calories too.

During the winter it is only £1 to visit the hall which is well worth the money and I think that so we can come back here again in the spring and summer we will definitely be looking at a subscription to the National Trust.

Linking up to Country Kids over at Coombe Mill.

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  1. I am definitely considering a subscription to the National Trust with so many nice properties to visit outdoor and in! Great space to run about and blow away the cobwebs!

    1. I think it will be worth it, it means you can go somewhere just for a few hours and certainly adds to the ease of finding somewhere to go out at the weekend. Now our children are a little older popping on wellies and waterproofs is their idea of fun :) Thank you for stopping by :)

  2. What a majestically stunning property and grounds, lucky you being so near to work off those christmas delights in such a picturesque place. Thanks for linking up your lovely photos and joining in with Country Kids.

    1. The beauty in which the rich lived all those years ago is truly magical, even the kitchen (now the cafe) was wonderful and I love visiting churches at Christmas :)

  3. That looks like a great place to visit summer and winter. On my list to visit!

  4. That really does look like a wonderful place to visit, stunning grounds - a great place to run around! #CountryKids


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