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Chastleton House is unique example of a Jacobean country house situated in Chastleton in England. It was built between 1607 and 1612 by a wool merchant as a reflection of his wealth and power. The house has remained unchanged for nearly 400 years maintaining its timeless setting. Presently, it is owned and managed by National Trust and access is allowed via purchase of tickets. The Grade II listed garden is also very notable feature of this house.
Number 8, Pershore is a burgeoning community arts center situated in the heart of the scenic English market town, Pershore. The center features an enormous auditorium, dance studio, meeting room, changing room and a gallery. Lodged in a quaint 18th-century house, this community hub was established in the year 2004. This site is always bustling with various events, activities and programmes, and is a breath of fresh air for the locals of this town.
Allesley park, located in Coventry, is a popular recreation area among tourists and adults alike. Dating back to 13th century, it was formerly used as a deer park and a farm, and was eventually turned into a public park by the Coventry City council in the 1960s. There is a 18 hole golf course, a 9 hole crazy golf pitch and a children's play area which makes it popular among families. A historical walled garden maintained by a volunteer group offers historical guided tours and various summer activities for visitors. A mansion named The Allesley hall built in the 17th century is located in the midst of the park and currently serves as a residential house and a retirement home. The large open green space and even laid out paths make the path an ideal spot for joggers and dog walkers. There free car parking available along with public toilets and a park pavilion serving light snacks and drinks. The park is fairly wheelchair accessible with reserved parking spots for disabled persons.
This moated manor was originally built in the 1300s by Sir John de Broughton and later sold to William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester. It was eventually inherited by the Fiennes family who converted it in to a fine Tudor style house. Most notably, the house was once home to William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, who is renown for raising troops against King Charles I in 1642. Film buffs may find it interesting to know that Broughton Castle has been used as a location in a number of well-known films including Three Men and a Little Lady and Jane Eyre (2011). Today, this majestic house and landscaped gardens are still owned by the same family, and are open to visitors on certain days only. Guided group tours for a minimum of 15 persons can be arranged by prior appointment. Be sure to visit this castle for a taste of the luxurious life led within its walls, on an island of beauty surrounded by its moat on all sides.
Situated in the picturesque countryside of Brandon, Brandon Marsh is a popular reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust headquarters. The Marsh overlooks the serene blue waters of the river Avon, and encompasses a terrain consisting of woodland, scrubs, gravel pits, reed beds and wetlands. An oasis of tranquil, this area is a vital habitat for birds like ducks, waders, Barn owls and Tawny owls. The site also features a sensory garden, which is said to kindle each of the five senses of human body.