First Brantwood, the last home of John Ruskin. This is a beautiful house perched up above Coniston Water with views across to Coniston.
|I'm going to see if I can find some of these dramatic black grasses|
|The stables are now a cafe|
|Ruskin had a harbour built - the lake was quite rough but as you can see very calm|
in the harbour
|Our granddaughter was followed by a robin that we had met in the garden|
|Even the loos were spectacular|
The next day we went to Conishead Priory which was originally built by Augustine Monks but is now a Buddhist retreat with a huge temple in the grounds. The Priory has seen lots of changes over the years but the grounds are beautiful.
|One of the paths led to the beach where the children |
had a good time looking for crabs
I hope you enjoyed this rather rushed tour,.
Thanks for looking, Chris