I would like to discover the Great Britain through its beautiful gardens and castles. If I’ve always loved London, East Sussex and Kent have made me addicted to the English countryside. As a huge need flowers, old stone and open air, with the arrival of spring, I need to explore more the whole Great Britain. Here are some places that make me dream …
CAWDOR CASTLE : LOOKING FOR MACBETH
For a long time I’ve dreamt to go to Scotland, where I visit Cawdor Castle (photo 1). Why? For its association with Shakespeare and Macbeth! Inseparable from Scottish history, this small medieval castle has three lush gardens, geographically located above Moscow (!), including The Walled Garden dating from the XVII century and a wood The Big Wood.
HEVER CASTLE : TO DECLAIM BYRON
In an area that I really liked, Kent: here is the Hever Castel, where grows the famous Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. The castle has beautiful gardens built between 1904 and 1908, a labyrinth and an Italian garden with a loggia on the lake (pictured above), where renting a boat … And declaiming the verses of Lord Byron!
BATH : FOR A MOVIE SET
South west of England, Prior Park Gardens (photo above) and Iford Manor really look like movie sets! Actually, I’ve discovred the English countryside by the film adaptations of Jane Austen‘s novels, who lived in Bath. The ancient Roman city is famous both for its Roman baths and hot springs and for its Georgian architecture.
ALNWICK CASTLE : TO CAST SPELLS
Harry Potter fans, remember the famous “game of Quidditch,” filmed on the lawns of Alnwick castle! Famous castle in the north of England which houses paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck and Titian! In the gardens of Alnwick, the Poison Garden and the tree houses connected by wood walkways and lianas, excites my “Harry Potter side” (lol!).
PORTMEIRON : TO ESCAPE WITH No. 6!
Sorry if you’re “not a number“, but back to square one in Portmeiron Village! Location of the cult ’60s series “The Prisoner” and the realization of a life of the architect Clough Williams-Ellis. To “reactivate the No. 6″ in you, get a private helicopter! Oh you don’t locate Portmeiron, it is in Wales.
Informations : www.visitbritainshop.com, www.visitbritain.be www.visitscotland.com, www.visitkent.co.uk, www.visitbath.co.uk, www.visitnorthumberland.com, www.visitwales.com
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