Wanting to make the most of the weather that we had over the weekend I headed west for Wales and visited Powis Castle, then the following day headed over to Attingham Park. As usual my camera was my companion and there was plenty to photograph.
Powis Castle (Castell Powis) is a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion near Welshpool, in Powys, Mid Wales, that has an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and tapestries. There are also Italianate terraces, spectacular yew hedges, lead statues and lavish herbaceous borders to explore in the gardens.
In addition to the landscaped estate, Powis Castle plays host to parkland and a deer park which is a pleasure to walk around.
Attingham Park is a country house and estate in Shropshire, England, and is located near the village of Atcham. Attingham Park was built in 1785 for Noel Hill, 1st Baron Berwick. The Estate comprises roughly of 4000 acres, but during the early 1800s extended to twice that amount at 8000 acres. Here you can explore the mansion, walled garden and the park.
Park & Walled Garden
National Trust. (2016). Attingham Park. [online] Available at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park [Accessed 18 May 2016].
National Trust. (2016). Powis Castle and Garden. [online] Available at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden [Accessed 18 May 2016].