Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hutton in the Forest

Our guests often ask our opinion as to where they can go for a lovely day out. We know from experience that a trip to Hutton in the Forest can be very rewarding. This is the ancient estate of Lord Inglewood. It has a Pele tower dating back to the 14th century. Since then it has been added to and extended over the years with quite an interesting mix of styles.

When the sun is shining the gardens are a delight to explore with plenty to occupy your time from a walled garden to ponds, a woodland walk and topiary to admire.

An added bonus to visiting the estate are the many events which are held in the garden and grounds.

Twice a year there are the Hutton horse trials which always attract a good and enthusiastic crowd. Other events range from open air plays to BBC's antique road show and Potfest which features pottery from across the region.

The house and gardens are just a little under 7 miles from our holiday cottages. However the drive there takes you across the lovely countryside between Great Salkeld and the A6 which means that a leisurely drive will get you there is a little under half an hour.

This photograph of the house and garden is courtesy of ChrisinWales.

and this lovely picture comes courtesy of Wumpus

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