Archive for the tag 'Warwickshire'

Kenilworth Castle stands on a low hill that was once at the heart of a 1,600 hectare (4,000 acre) park and surrounded by a vast man-made lake. The spectacular ruins, built mostly from the local red sandstone, reveal much of its medieval and Tudor past.
The castle is approached from the south by a causeway that [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2017

The breakfast was totally chaotic. On arrival there was no juice, fruit bowls or cereal bowls. I pointed out there were no bowls and the waitress said she would get some.  I waited five minutes and nothing happened… I gave up and went to fetch my side plate and put the fruit (strawberries, raspberries and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2014

The house at Compton Verney is quite different from the stately homes I usually visit. The house has been transformed to its former glory, but within the walls you will find an art gallery rather than seeing the house as it would have been when it was inhabited.

Until the early twentieth century Compton Verney [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2013

A sign board near to the Ice House gives the following information:

Lancelot ‘Capability Brown’ started work at Compton Verney for the 14th Baron Willoughby de Broke in 1768.
This Ice House was built as a picturesque incident on the new drive in 1772, almost certainly to Brown’s dosing.  Positioned amidst shrubbery in order to shade the building from the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2013