I admit. I was hoping to go somewhere last weekend that didn’t mean big crowds but still with a nod to Halloween. My children have reached the stage where dressing up as witches and following pumpkin trails, in broad day light…it’s just not going to happen. (After dark is a whole different matter!) We chose to avoid the obvious National Trust properties and tried our luck with Lytes Cary down near Somerton, Somerset. Continue reading
This time last week, we were up in Scotland visiting Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Now school has started, it feels like it could have been months ago, but it really was last week.
The castle and country park are owned by the National Trust for Scotland. As National Trust members, we were able to go in free. I’ve got to say that of all the properties I’ve been to, this one is worth the subscription alone. If we lived locally, it would be a perfect pop-in-when-we-have-a-moment venue. Continue reading