On Saturday, a very grey day, we went to visit Harwick Hall. This is usually the closed season for such National Trust places, but happily these days they have special Christmas openings.
Much of the house was Very dark. This just added to the cosy atmosphere, but was terrible for photography. Still, I can't help but try and share.
The "below stairs" rooms are always so interesting and the "Twelve Days of Christmas" trail, aimed at the younger visitor, was a delight. Did you see the 9 ladies dancing?
There was even a local primary school singing in the entrance hall. That's a sound to make me dewy eyed.
It wasn't a visit to lean much about the history of the place, though I am aware it does have a very interesting story. This visit was simply about feeling festive and waving at Father Christmas. We loved it.
The National trust has properties all around the country that are decorated for Christmas, and often, as this one was. there is no extra charge. We are members, so felt very lucky to get in for free.
This post is part of the link up hosted by Julie HERE