Hampshire                                                                                             Photos by Hetty

8th April 2017

‘Downton Abbey’ the TV series was filmed here. Highclere Castle  is a member of the Historic Houses Association

It was a lovely warm day, and it is not open that often, so there were lots of visitors

The present house was designed by Sir Charles Barry, who also designed the Houses of Parliament, and it was finished in 1878

The kitchens etc are not so grand!

Former coach house and stable yard



Jackdaws Castle

There are several unusual benches

The hedges are huge

The Monks Garden

Bust of Charlemagne

A new rose garden

There were lots of snake’s head fritillaries

Primroses and daffodils were still out


And tulips

Lots of trees in blossom

New leaves

On the way home we stopped of at Barbury Castle Hill Fort

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