Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Highclere, 2016

We visited Highclere in 2013 with Rebecca and Penelope (http://roadeveron.blogspot.com/2013/08/highclere-castle.html), but Vicki wanted to see it again, without distractions (me). She even prepared by watching the first four seasons of Downton Abbey. (Photography and relevant captions below by Vicki).
We arrived early and got a good parking spot

Highclere, 2016

Pictures are not allowed in the house, but since our last visit
three years ago, pictures of the actors being filmed have been
added to the relevant rooms; these pictures were in the gift
shop

It was fun to see how much of the furniture was actually used

One of two interior pictures I was able to take


I imagine that the filming of Downton moved
it up several spots; one of the room attendants
said the first season paid for a much needed
roof replacement.

In the garden now

A white room


It seemed to us that much work has been done in the gardens

From the meadow below

Penelope's Wood

Thus

Many mature specimen trees














Culpability Brown designed much of Highclere's grounds,
well before the current House was built

His view needs a little trimming

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