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Powis Castle and Garden

Sunday 21st August 2016

It was the day of my arrival in Shropshire, ahead of a four-night stay at a campsite towards the south of the region. My SatNav had been destined for an afternoon of tent pitching, from the moment I left home.

But, as I approached the town of Bishop’s Castle and saw signs for Welshpool, I decided continue driving north and soon reset my SatNav accordingly, en route to a National Trust stop at Powis Castle.

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Visiting Tyntesfield (Part 1)

Wednesday 16th December 2015

Tyntesfield would be the other local property that I’d been driving past for many years without having stopped off to pay the estate a visit. I’d only previously stopped here once to pick someone up and, long before I became a National Trust member, I used to drive past the entrance almost daily on my commute to or from work.

Knowing where the car park was and, with a day off work last week; I made an effort to ensure I could tick this one off my list. From what I’d read online, there was somewhat of a Christmas theme overtaking the house to look out for as well.

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Kingston Lacy

Sunday 19th July 2015

Turning back to July, when I spent a weekend camping down near the Jurassic Coast in Dorset and this stop at a National Trust property came once I had packed up, left the camp site and had begun the long journey home.

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