Monday, 27 August 2012

# 258 Weekend outing: Ashton Court Estate

The rain has been falling steady for the last couple of hours after a few scattered showers in the morning. Luckily yesterday was dry and sunny and after another short visit to IKEA we went to Ashston Court, a huge estate just a couple of miles from the centre of Bristol and what a great place it is for a day out. If you'd like to visit you can learn more here.

The mansion is used only for corporate events and weddings but the rest of the estate is open to the public.

The mansion

The gardens are not big but very pretty, there are plenty of grassed areas, a wood and many footpaths to explore but best of all are the views over Bristol which are just amazing.

A lovely rose in the small rose garden

View over Bristol

There are a few more pictures over on my Flickr album if you'd like to see them.

Wishing you all a great start to the week.