In the South Midlands there are two unusual ‘Historic Houses’, the Victorian Hook Norton Brewery near Chipping Norton and the Georgian Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney.
We arrived at Chenies Manor House in a heavy rainstorm, so touring the house before the gardens seemed like a good idea. And so it proved. The sun was shining when we completed our one hour guided tour of the house. We then spent another hour or so strolling around the gardens, with refreshments at […]
Waddesdon Manor is one of the most visited of National Trust properties and the gardens and parkland have free access to members of Historic Houses. So what is the attraction of this extravagant weekend retreat of the de Rothschild family? We went to investigate on a drizzly Sunday afternoon in late October. This was just […]
STE’s Holiday Editor, Tony Taylor, reports on a day out at Bletchley Park. The role of codebreakers has been in the news recently as a result of a book and film about Alan Turing. But to get a true feel of the life and times of this brilliant, complex man, a visit to Bletchley Park […]