Now that I have finished sharing my Paris travels and photos I decided to look back at some of the days out that I had during 2012. I realised that there were quite a few places that I haven’t posted about properly yet.
So now I will take you back to a sunny day in July when I took advantage of one of 2012s rare moments of sunshine. The venue is the Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire.
The Mansion that we see today was developed from a three-storied house that was built in 1693 after the demolition of the original manor house. The transformation of the three story house into a Georgian Mansion took place between 1745 and 1748 by the architect Thomas Wright, who added the pavilions either side of the 17th century block.
In between the house and the River Sow, stand the formal terraces with borders of lavender and ‘Bright Smile’ roses.