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UK Trip Day 25 and last
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And so we come to the last day of the UK trip, which I did 12 months ago.

On the last day we went to Wimpole Hall, in Cambridgeshire.

Some of the photos. There are more on my Flickr site.

It's that kind of place.
Wimpole Hall

Entry to the hall and gardens is through the old stables, which is now a visitor's centre and cafe.
Wimpole Hall

Wimpole Hall

And then you reach the house itself.
Wimpole Hall

Wimpole Hall

The view from the front door, looking down the Grand Drive.
Wimpole Hall

Landscape by "Capability" Brown.
Wimpole Hall

The entry hall.
Wimpole Hall

Unlike most manor houses, there were no restrictions on photos inside.
Wimpole Hall

Some of the many thousands of books in the library, collected by the last owner. She was Rudyard Kipling's eldest daughter, and the library contains many first editions.
Wimpole Hall

Anyone for dinner?
Wimpole Hall

The grand stairway
Wimpole Hall

A false door, and the real door. This arrangement was to maintain the room's visual symmetry.
Wimpole Hall

Ceiling detail
Wimpole Hall

In the chapel
Wimpole Hall

Downstairs
Wimpole Hall

The houskeeper's room
Wimpole Hall

The Pantry
Wimpole Hall

Upstairs calling
Wimpole Hall

Aaron, a gardener, and the rear gardens.
Wimpole Hall

The gothic folly, built in the mid 1800s
Wimpole Hall



And finally, my souvenirs: a tea mug from Shuttleworth and a pewter Stonehenge from Stonehenge.
Loot

And that's it; my trip to England is done.

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I thought initially that the house was the one used as a background in the red dwarf episode "timeslides", but I just checked, and while it is visually similar, clearly it isn't.

Lucky the landscaping was by Capability Brown, and not by Bloody Stupid Johnson, eh?

Silly false door is silly. :)

Congrats on finishing posting all the photos! Now you're clear to take another holiday ;)

New Zealand photos next!

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