Tuesday, 3 May 2011

# 67 Weekend outing to Snowshill Manor

Last Sunday was another lovely, sunshine filled day with not a cloud in sight. After packing our picnic we set off to revisit Snowshill Manor in the beautiful Cotswold village of Snowshill.

Snowshill Manor

The village of Snowshill
The manor belonged to Charles Wade who restored  it to house his huge collection of handcrafted items and when I say huge I'm talking about over 22.000 items but only a third of that is actually on display.

After a tour of the house we followed a public footpath that took us on a circular walk with fantastic views of the village and surrounding countryside.

View of Snowshill

Sheep, can you spot the odd ones out?

On the way home we made a detour to visit Chipping Campden, a Cotswold town apparently considered to be one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK.

Traditional houses made of Cotswold stone.

Market Hall built in 1627 for the sale of local produce.

Market Hall, inside.

Dove Tree, also known as Handkerchief Tree, in the Ernest Wilson Memorial Garden dedicated to the memory of Ernest Wilson a plant collector born in the town.

The trees and plants in this garden were brought from China.

Siebold's Magnolia