Monday, 4 November 2013

# 381 Sudbury Hall & Kedleston Hall

The last few weeks have been a little hectic round here. With Christmas fast approaching and with a few craft fairs to prepare for to raise money for the library I have been very busy. A. was also home the whole of last week enjoying his first half term of the school year.

As a surprise the husband decided to have 2 days off work as he still has a few holidays left and we set off to Derbyshire for a mid-week break. We were very lucky with the weather because although it was cold it stayed dry and sunny. We visited 2 National Trust properties we didn't yet know: Sudbury Hall and Kedleston Hall.

Back of Sudbury Hall.

Sudbury Hall also houses the Museum of Childhood and if you're a fan of Jane Austen and of the 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (the one with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth) you may like to know a few of the rooms were used as interiors for Pemberley.

Kedleston Hall

As for Kedleston Hall, it was also used as one of the film locations for The Duchess with Keira Knightley.

We loved both properties but we thought the second was by far the best. Both houses have very interesting interiors but Kedleston Hall has very extensive grounds which I always like to explore.

On my next post I'll share some of the things I've been making for the upcoming craft fairs, meanwhile you can have a look at more photos from Sudbury Hall & Kedleston Hall here if you want.