Our first stop was Dyrham Park. After a guided tour of the dairy, kitchen, scullery and servants' quarters, we ventured through the grand rooms of the mansion. Manicured lawns sprawled outside, merging into acres of pasture for cows and deer - and the Robinsons.
After quite some searching, when then hiked 1km uphill in the drizzling rain to Prior Park Landscape Garden. The walk was certainly worth the effort! With breathtaking views over Bath, a pond, beautiful woods and a rare stone Palladian bridge, this was truly a highlight...."so much serenity."
The ultimate highlight came for Brett and the children, though, in the form of a "serene"one hour thermal spring spa in Bath. Tricia was happy to just warm her cold, tired feet in the waters!
|Brett Snr and Jnr at Dyrham Park, near Bath|
|Dyrham Park, 8 miles north of Bath|
|The kitchen at Dyrham Park|
|The sprawling manicured lawns of Dyrham Park|
|So much space and serenity|
|The former mansion, now school, atop Prior Park|
|Tricia, overlooking Bath, from Prior Park Landscape Garden|
|Tricia and Brett at the Palladian Bridge, Prior Park|
|Palladian Bridge and former mansion, Prior Park|
|The Robinsons, Prior Park Landscape Garden|
|Relaxing in the thermal spring waters in Bath|