Botanic Garden, Oxford

Oxford Botanic Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden is Britain’s oldest Botanical garden and it’s located alongside the River Cherwell opposite Magdalen College. From the moment you enter, it’s a horticultural feast for the eyes with glass houses, a conservatory, rock garden, vegetable areas and attractive formal gardens. Look out for the stunning herbaceous border set against an old wall with a cottage-garden style gate, the pond, the composting area and the tropical plants in the very warm greenhouses.

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Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

Little Moreton Hall

Little Moreton Hall is a striking Tudor mansion in Cheshire UK, which is operated as a tourist attraction by the the National Trust. It started out as a modest property but was extended over the years to the large building you see today. The origins of the hall stretch back to the early 1500s when this was essentially the home of the local land owner.

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Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire

Sudbury Hall is a beautiful, brick-built stately home in Derbyshire, England which is operated as an attraction for visitors by the National Trust. It was built in the 17th century for the Vernon family, who still live nearby, but was given to the trust 1967. We fell in love with this house, because it’s so pretty and unlike many of these country homes, it’s actually small enough to imagine yourself living there!

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Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire

Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire

Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire is an English stately home with a difference. It’s a lovely place to look around, but for many it’s also a place to go to learn about its last significant resident, Lord Lichfield. Patrick Anson was the 5th Earl of Lichfield, relative of the Queen, world famous photographer and mover and shaker in the 60’s and 70’s and this was his ancestral home.

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