Manor houses, mansions, stately homes or simply large country estates abound in the English countryside. England has lots and lots of old mansions scattered in remote countryside areas, surrounded by beautifully groomed grounds, lakes, rivers and forests. These beautiful places that have been featured in many movies, are filled with history, intrigue and lots of gossip. Visiting any of the large English manor houses requires some planning, but your efforts will be rewarded by a very relaxing and insightful visit. Let’s explore together my favorite English country estates.
We visited Huizingen Domein on a beautiful, sunny spring day. We were in Bruxelles for a long weekend and because we don’t like the city very much, we decided to head out. That was a great decision! The entrance to the park was a little difficult to find because our GPS was a little confused. However, once we paid the admission fee and got inside we really enjoyed the place. The great mix between historical buildings, beautifully groomed grounds and lots of activities, made our visit to Huizingen be something we remember. Come along with us on a daytrip from Brussels to Huizingen Domain.
Anglesey Abbey is closely connected to Cambridge because it’s only about 15 minutes driving distance. What is strange about Anglesey Abbey is the word “abbey”. Judging by the name alone you expect Aglessey to be some ruins of an old Abbey. However, it’s far from the truth.