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|
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!