Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dunham Massey



Reflection of The Orangerie within the magnificent grounds of Dunham Massey near Altrincham in north-west England. This 300 acre estate (a National Trust property since 1976), includes a deer park and the former home of the last Earl of Stamford - an impressive Georgian mansion which was used as a military hospital during WWI. 


The mansion is surrounded by a moat



 The garden tour guide was a wealth of information and he made the walk very interesting.



The vibrant red tall Tulips featured often


as did the ever-appealing Bluebells


After an hour's meandering, we headed for the tea rooms which offered delicious food and were doing a roaring trade!  
This was the view through one of the windows.


I hope you enjoyed your "sample" visit here too, as I link up with 



10 comments:

Felicia said...

what beautiful photos. I love that pool reflection.

Shirley said...

The pool reflection is lovely as are the deer!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Aah, the fields of bluebells - a nice England memory!

diane b said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of this beautiful house and garden.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Thanks for the tour of yet another place that I have never been to. It still amazes me how much there is to see in this crowded island.

Fun60 said...

I was so surprised when I saw the title of your post. This is one of my favourite NT properties. My mother is in a nursing home a few miles away and when I visit, we usually end up at Dunham Massey for a walk around the gardens and a meal in the old restaurant(not the new characterless one). So I just loved your post.

Thomas Lee said...

a beautiful reflection.

Gerald (SK14) said...

been a while since we visited Dunham Massey - it was always busy

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous place. Lovely reflections and deer. :)

Karen said...

Love the reflection in the circle pond!

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