Day Trip To Stourhead in Wiltshire

Stourhead

This week we took a drive down to the lovely Stourhead House & Gardens in Wiltshire, on a lovely sunny Autumn day, which was more like late summer than Autumn.

 Stourhead

Stourhead

My first visit to Stourhead was in the late 80's for a portrait photography seminar. I was surprised by how beautiful and stunning the gardens were, but unfortunately it took me many years before a re-visit. Being National Trust members has it's benefits, and one is to visit fantastic places like Stourhead, which is also open to the public.

 Bristol High Cross

Bristol High Cross

Stourhead does have a Bristol connection, The Bristol High Cross, which was formerly situated at the crossroads at the centre of Medieval Bristol. It was taken down in 1733, re-erected in College Green before being moved to Stourhead some years later, and is now in the care of the National Trust.

All these images were taken with a Fuji digital compact camera. I like to travel light with as least equipment as possible, than lugging around camera bags with professional kit.

I have left a few images in with lens flare, which I took directly in to the sun. I think it adds to the pictures and shows the stunning gardens in their natural light.

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