River Ouse

Bags packed we went to breakfast and had another enjoyable breakfast and conversation with George. We settled our bill and as we left the building we noticed that the air had an autumnal feel to it.

Anglesey Abbey

After deliberating where to visit before we set off on our journey home, we called in at Anglesey Abbey which is only a few miles away from Ely. The air was a little misty and the sky was overcast so we decided to do the grounds first in case it rained.

Anglesey Abbey

We enjoyed our walk through trees with their autumnal colours, the waterside walk to the load mill and the winter garden. Statues are displayed in the gardens, many which were acquired from other country houses that were in financial difficulty.

Anglesey Abbey

The house was built on the site of a former priory and incorporates some remnants of the priory which can still be seen today. We found the house and its contents fascinating, the contents being the collection of Huttleston Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven.

Anglesey Abbey

All too soon it was time to start on our journey home but not before we had lunch in the tea room. By this time the sun had come out and the autumnal feel of the morning air was a distant memory.

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 16th 2018

10 Responses to “Ely – Day Three”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Definitely autumnal, Cherry. In fact, more autumn you cannot get. :)

  2. >the sky was overcast

    Ha ha… It was like that when I was in Holland last week,
    Only 3 days with clear blue sky :)
    At least I got another excuse to visit the country again.

    • CherryPie says:

      The weather was unseasonably good for November :-)

      It sounds like you had a good trip to Holland. Blue sky is ideal but clouds provide an equally nice ambience. Rain is a bit more problematic where photography is concerned!

  3. It does look autumnal – it was very cold when we were in the Lake District a few weeks ago. I hadn’t realised Ely and Anglesey Abbey were close as the latter is another place I would like to visit.

    Your photos are wonderful and it looks a wonderful area for a short break which I will keep in mind :)

  4. ....peter says:

    i love the autumn colours Cherie… the shot of the canal is my favorite in this presentation….peter:)

  5. Hels says:

    Your golden colours are a delight.

    In Australia we have darker olive colours in winter and more parched olive leaves and bark in summer. I am guessing it is similar in countries like New Zealand and South Africa.

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