Tag: Gardens

Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey Hall is a Grade 1 listed building operated by he National Trust.  The Hall was built in 1616, but later remodelled in the 18th Century.   In addition to the Hall, there are some attractive gardens and a deer park with a herd of fallow deer.  It is one of three deer parks in…


Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill is an industrial heritage site south of Manchester, owned by the National Trust.  The main attraction of the site is a large cotton mill dating from 1784.  Some of the machinery is still functional and partly powered by Europe’s largest working water wheel.  In addition to the mill, there are also glimpses…


Williamson Park, Lancaster

Williamson Park in Lancaster is a 54 acre public park featuring woodland walks with views towards the Lake District from the highest points.  However the chief interests for photographers is the Ashton Monument and the Butterfly House. The Ashton Monument was built by Lord Ashton in 1909 to commemorate his wife, and its copper dome…


Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall is a Grade 2 listed building which today is used as conference centre and retreat in the village of Rydal, operated by the diocese of Carlisle.  It is just across the road from Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth’s home from 1813 up to his death in 1850.  The original hall was built in the…