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Black and White House Museum

      
Hereford Herefordshire England
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History Lives Here


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Trumpet Corner

         
Ledbury Herefordshire England
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Trumpet Tea Room : Gallery : Art Workshops

 


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Ralph Court Gardens

         
Bromyard Herefordshire England
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History

The house was built in 1850 for Reverend Arthur Lucton Childe. The property was designed by architect, Abraham Perkins from Worcester and was built to offer a property large enough for the reverends family and offering large formal gardens. The total cost of the neo tudor style building was £1370.


The present owners, Stephen and Paula Morgan purchased the property in 2004. The garden as the photo shows was mainly grass and was used by the previous owner as a mini golf course.

As keen gardeners the Morgans set about creating a garden that incorporated a variety of styles and themes. Stephen had trained in horticulture and worked on a number of gold medal large gardens at the Chelsea and Hampton Court shows. Over the years they have acquired a number of feature sculptures from Herefordshire and beyond and used these to create the themes seen in the garden today.

The gardens are designed to provide fun and interest in gardening. Water features play a major part as they add sound and movement to the gardens.


The Gardens

There are 12 amazing gardens set in the grounds of this gothic rectory. From Italy to Africa the gardens transport you around the world and beyond into a fantasy world.

Whether you are an adult or a child you will be mesmerised with the features and be surprised around every corner of the 3 acre garden.

The garden is wheel chair friendly and all areas are accessible.

Start your journey through the African jungle taking the tree top walkway. Walk behind the water cascade and enjoy the lush tropical planting.

Visit the incredible Triton Pool with its water jets but beware of the rising water. Pass through the Pirate garden with its run aground galleon.

See the beautiful Italian Piazza incorporating a church and bell tower with pencil cupressus conifers under-planted with lavender.

Pass by Toad Hall in the Willow garden before walking through the Gunnera maze. If you do find your way out then make sure you do not disturb 'Edwina', the resident dragon!

Take a seat in the tranquil Japanese garden with tea house and trickling tree waterlily pool.

New for 2017, is the Monet Garden, recreating his Japanese Bridge at Giverny, where visitors will be able to look through a frame and see the famous view live and in 3D !

Restaurant

Don't forget to visit the resaturant, which has indoor seating for up to 80 and an outdoor terrace with views over the Malverns. Daily specials and home made cakes are on offer !

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Perrygrove Railway

         
Coleford Gloucestershire England
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Treehouses, Trains & Treasure - whatever the weather.

 


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Butford Organics

      
Bodenham Herefordshire England
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Butford Organics is an organic smallholding in Herefordshire specializing in cider, perry and apple juice.

 


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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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