Packwood House 8 June 2016

Front of House

Front of House

They have changed the entrance arrangements since I last visited which I now realise must be three years ago.

They’ve also added a large indoor café with outdoor facilities for good weather. The menu is a little restricted at the moment, but like many National Trust houses they’ll soon be pressured  to produce a culinary excitement during your visit.

I took a sandwich to eat when I got there (because they used to lack basic food for visitors).

I sat in front of the house (see photo) with the full power of the sun bearing down, then realised I hadn’t prepared my head’s bald patch with sun protector, which I’d left at home!

Having endured 10 mins of overheating I wandered into the site shop and found a hat to protect me as I walked the splendid gardens.

On alighting from the shop with my purchase I discovered that the notorious British weather had changed and the skies were overcast. C’est la vie!

Later, I went to Baddesley Clinton house nearby only to find that the place had been taken over by BBC’s Antiques Roadshow!

So, I u-turned and drove to Henley-in-Arden and had a Henley made ice cream – rum and raison of course – delicious… especially as the weather had recovered and there were seats outside the manufacturers small shop.

Then back to Brum.

Below is a gallery of Photos I took on the day.

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