Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stourhead House and Wells Cathedral

On Sunday we visited another National Trust property called Stourhead House. This is another wonderful house to visit and the story of the last family to live here was very moving. Their only son died in WWI and this house is really a memorial to their son Harry. Of course many others had lived there earlier on.
 We also wandered around the lake with our umbrellas and raincoats on. The benefit to the rain was that we did almost have the gardens to ourselves.

 On Monday, 27 July, we went into Wells to visit the amazing cathedral. It was started in the 12th century and we learnt so much about it from the free tour.

 Once again, I was very impressed with the gorgeous tapestries.

 These houses are the oldest, continuously inhabited houses in Europe.

 Loved the swans and the cygnets near the bishop's palace.
 We then drove through the Cheddar Gorge and then visited Axbridge which has the 500 year old King John's Hunting lodge. It is now a museum and was very interesting and so old!

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