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:


*SAVE THE DATE*
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 time....it 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!

4 comments :

  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

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    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 http://onslowarmsclandon.com/

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

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  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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