Great places to visit in Derbyshire, Devon & Surrey

Today I'm sharing another post where I'm looking back at places I've enjoyed visiting.  This has been a really hard one to pull together, as it was so hard to narrow down to three.  But I did it and I hope you agree with my choices.

1. Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire

Absolutely the top of my list. I love this place and wished I lived closer, although that would make getting to work tricky. If you've not been to Chatsworth do go, it's fabulous.  Hope for nice weather too, because in the sun it's even more fabulous.

2. Killerton in Devon

Killerton made the list for its colourful borders and more unusual additions, I mean not every National Trust place has a Bear House...  And our visit got off to a good start when I spotted this bike parked outside.

3. Polesden Lacey in Surrey

This one's much closer to home and after a quick drive around the M25 we were there.  I'd dropped MOH off at Box Hill so he could practice cycling up hills (!) and I decided to do something more interesting instead.  Polesden Lacey is on the list because it's beautiful and some of it totally unexpected, like the saloon which is as gold as gold could be.  I reckon it was quite the party house in its day.  

 LOOKING DOWN ON THE ENTRANCE HALL

LOOKING DOWN ON THE ENTRANCE HALL

 ADMIRING THE GOLD SALOON

ADMIRING THE GOLD SALOON

 BECAUSE A ROOM COVERED IN GOLD NEEDS A CHANDELIER LIKE THIS

BECAUSE A ROOM COVERED IN GOLD NEEDS A CHANDELIER LIKE THIS

Have you visited any of these places? Or do you have plans to?  Leave a comment and let me know.