Thursday, 21 June 2012

Day Trip: Clandon Park

Clandon Park is a National Trust Palladian Mansion just outside Guildford with beautiful gardens. I am not a member of The National Trust but one day hope to be, I enjoy all of Britain's historical sights.
Admission is roughly £9 but there are also many free National Trust venues - Morden Hall Park is so near my house and I am ashamed to admit I have passed it many times but not spent time there. This summer I hope to feed the ducks:

6th-9th September 2012 - Heritage Open Days
Every year, for 4 days only, many Heritage properties which usually charge admission open up to the public. Listings appear on the website mid-July so keep your eyes peeled.

Other FREE days out I love...

Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London

I don't think many cities have galleries quite likes ours. Tate Britain is one of my favourite London Galleries - the hold some fabulous works by J W Waterhouse as well as modern work by Bridget Riley, Peter Blake and Damien Hirst (I think a lot of people assume that only the Tate Modern holds these).

Bridget Riley at Tate Britain
Columbia Road Flower Market, London E2

Last month I visited Columbia Road Flower Market for the first poured with rain all day - but this only meant the flowers were cheaper! It is great for a day out with lots of cafes for brunch and cute shops selling Art and trinkets. Perfect for just a Sunday morning stroll if you're short of cash.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

I think Birmingham gets a bad rep where Culture is concerned but galleries like this should put that reputation to bed, housing masterpieces like Albert Moore's 'Dreamers':

Many galleries abroad have certain days or opening times which are free entry. The Prado Museum in Madrid, for instance, has free entry Mondays to Saturdays 6pm-8pm and Sundays 5pm-8pm. Time to enjoy!


  1. Thanks for the tip-off on Clandon. We're over staying near Guildford in July so it's on the to-do list. Avril x

    1. It's really lovely - and lots of grounds for the kids to run around in! There was also a great pub up the road with VERY good food (v reasonable) we went to for lunch (you have to book though) called The Onslow Arms

  2. Sometimes your outfit pictures are so small it's really hard to discern the details *SOBS*

  3. Sorry! It's not really supposed to be about me!! Hehe...all the items have been in previous outfit posts - the neon jumper from H&M (instore now) and an old camel blazer from H&M, Topshop jeans, the Zara studded bags and my leopard 'Wheel' flats from Jimmy Choo :)


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