Saturday, 8 August 2009

Wrest Park

Wrest Park is an English Heritage property in Bedfordshire. It was the home to the De Grey family from the 13th century until 1910. The magnificent manor house is surrounded by 90 acres of impressive gardens including rivers, lakes, wildlife, many statues and most important a sundial and clock tower!

Good friends N&N took us to Wrest Park for a picnic lunch over the weekend. Here are some of the photos I took:

Sundial in the gardens of Wrest Park


Sundial and statue in the gardens


Clock Tower and statue in the gardens

The clock tower has a stone with the following inscription:

The first stone of this building was laid by Thomas Philip Earl De Grey
on the XII th day of February MDCCCXXXIV

(12th February 1834)

More information about Wrest Park: www.english-heritage.org.uk

PS Thanks N&N for taking us to visit Wrest Park and a fantastic weekend.

1 comment:

Nat said...

Excellent pics, Al! It was a great weekend, thanks!