Tuesday, 31 July 2012
A local beauty spot
This year's unpredictable weather has meant I haven't done many whole day 'expeditions'. Indeed, I seem to have spent a good few weekends stuck in the house while the rain beats down. (Some tidy cupboards to show for it... so it's not all bad!) Any outings I've done tend to have been short and local.
One such trip was to the local National Trust property, East Riddlesden Hall. It has just won a Gold Award for "The Best Small Visitor Attraction in England". (Mind you, I imagine large visitors would find it attractive too!) It's a 17th century manor house, with pretty gardens and a scenic lake. On the day I visited there was a wedding taking place in the ancient barn, which is apparently now licensed for the ceremony itself as well as the reception. A wedding car was parked outside the house - a vintage Jaguar, I think. With this as the back-drop, I'm sure the happy couple will have some wedding photos to be proud of.
To read more about the history of East Riddlesden Hall, please look back to the series of three photos I posted in July 2010 - here, here and here - or click the East Riddlesden Hall label below.