I'll start with mine!
Can you guess where it is?!?!?
Has this place ever been on TV?😉
I may be a little biased but this is one of mine. Guess where?
Top marks if somebody can get this place!
Finally I’ll leave you with this one, the hardest of the three. Anybody who gets this one is a genius or probably owns the place! 😃
Hmmm strange, it's not showing the pictures you're sharing. How did you upload them?
This is good - bug hunting is the purpose of this!
Chatsworth House. Love the balcony and lake, and I believe it was in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice (though the 1995 P&P I enjoy more)
Ah ok. It did show them last night (I copied and pasted from my Facebook photos) but it’s not showing them now. I’m a bit clueless when it comes to computer stuff but I’ll try again a different way.
The hardest one to get!
Those worked that time! And I'm afraid I don't know which ones they are! And I know a lot of them!
Somewhere for you to visit when you come to the north of England Jonathan.👍🏻
These photos are just random shots off the internet.
The top 3 are all shots of Haddon Hall in Derbyshire (not to be confused with Hardwick Hall). In the top photo, the village behind is Bakewell.
The bottom 2 photos are of Renishaw Hall, also in Derbyshire, and both houses are still privately owned. Renishaw Hall only does tours of the house by appointment, it’s main attractions are the gardens, and cafe and family museum in the stables.
What about these two? I don’t know if these are any easier for you.
Ah now I know you're trying to trick me :-) - they're both Wentworth Woodhouse. One the famous side, the other the less famous side (that until recently was still lived in).
Well spotted Jonathan! I’ll have to try harder next time!😃
What about here?
and what’s the connection to this place (Haddon Hall)?
We visited here in 2012 and then again in 2019 for a concert on the grounds. We did not go inside the house, but the concert was just across this field. The concert was hosted by Jim Carter (Carson) from Downton Abbey and the music was conducted by the composer of the Downton Abbey score.
That sounds like it was a lot of fun.
This was our second Chartwell visit. It is an amazing experience.
Chartwell is probably my most favorite National Trust property. I'm a dedicated Churchillian.
The two photos are of Belvoir (pronounced Beever) Castle. The two residences are owned by the same family, the Manners.
My husband is a big fan of the Manchester series and has read, listened to and reread them. We have always been drawn to any Churchill related sites we can visit when we're there.
Not exactly a stately home, more of a humble home, but this is one of the most interesting homes we’ve visited. If you are a CS Lewis fan it is well worth visiting. It was a fairly small tour (like 10-12 people) which we had to book in advance.
Thinking about a discussion of books featuring British historical events or settings. I just finished listening to "Clementine" by Sonia Purnell and am currently listening to"The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson. I am always looking for recommendations and reviews for my next book. Maybe this would be a good discussion thread.
That would actually make a great new discussion thread! Let me start it!
I've only been to one Stately Home, but I think even if I'd been to more it'd still be my favourite because of it's connection to Girl Guiding. Harewood House was once home to Princess Mary, who was the President of the Girl Guiding Association.
Someone already used Chatsworth, which is probably my favorite. Of the 30 or more we've visited, the one above is one of our favorite. Who knows?
Blenheim Palace. Home to the Dukes of Marlborough since 1704 and birthplace of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill.
Highclere Castle or Downton Abbey.
With Haddon and Renishaw both pictured, I have to ask--were you setting out to visit buildings that have portrayed Thornfield Hall? Though Renishaw has also portrayed Pemberley, in the 1980 P&P (my favorite).
Thanks for the question. No, it’s simply that both places are relatively close to home so I visit them quite regularly (Covid aside).