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Successful outing to Bowood House & Gardens, Wiltshire

Bowood House is home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne and surrounded by 2,000 acres of Grade I listed ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. Begun c1720. It was purchased by the 2nd Earl of Shelburne in 1754 and completed soon afterwards.Interesting rooms include Robert Adam’s library; the Laboratory where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774; […]

Portland House Revisited

Portland House in Weymouth is a stunning 1930s art deco holiday villa, not usually open to the public. However occasionally the NT allows people to visit and explore the house with its original art deco features, walk up the palm-lined path and admire wonderful sea views over Portland Harbour. Hundreds of people take advantage of […]

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