Good day to all you lovely makers, creators and generally lovely woolly people out there. Today I thought I would share one of my recent visits to Attingham Park in Shropshire.Attingham Park was built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785. It was owned by the same family for more than 160 years. Sadly thier ownership of the estate was to prove a problematic one due to some of its occupants lavish ways and lifestyle, resulting in one occupant having to sell off all his furniture to pay his debts. The atmospheric dining room, set for an evening banquet, and the contrasting decoration of the delicate feminine Boudoir are just some of the highlights of the estate. The walled garden and many park walks offer great ways to explore the landscape. The mansion, set in beautiful parkland designed to impress, is at the heart of this great estate between Shrewsbury and the River Severn.
Why do I love this property? Well, because its a hidden gem in an unexpected location and is run and preserved by the National Trust. We are National Trust members and we are passionate about preserving our national heritage and historic landmarks. Why is this so important? Well because we are one of the few countries that have such a long and impressive history and forms part of the culture, fabric and makeup of a united nation today.In order to understand who we are today we must understand where we have come from.
The very grand front entrance - Only the best will do for Princess Lily
Princess Lily the Lamb enjoy the view from the grand Staircase
Princess Lily taking a rest from all those steps and the heat!
My thanks to the National Trust for providing opprotunities to connect with our heritage and past.
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