We hadn’t made plans for this past Saturday so took to the internet to see what was on in Yorkshire. Turns out there was a medieval festival on at Harewood house (which is a really nice place to go when there’s no events on as well!) so we got up Saturday morning to go, only to find out we looked at the dates wrong and it was Sunday and Monday. Full tank of gas at the ready, after a quick look up at National Trust properties we headed to Nunnington Hall just outside of York.
This property was a little different in that the house itself was quite old, but all the decorations inside where from the 1920’s, when it became a family home. It was kind of neat to see it decorated and so cozy as if people still lived there. The small garden was really well maintained as well and was pretty to walk around. Since it was bank holiday weekend they had activities for kids to search for a Dragon, and there was some poor person dressed as a Dragon in the heat leading them around flapping their arms. We also found a couple peacocks which I obviously followed around and tried to pet.
The guide in this room told us this little doll house had probably never been intended for children, but rather as a tool to teach women how to layout a household.
The volunteers and staff here were some of the friendliest we’ve come across, and were happy to chat about the history, what the different rooms were used for and other random interesting bits. If you go around these types of properties you will notice that there tend to be volunteers in each room, they are not only there to keep an eye on things but often to regale you with stories if you feel like listening. There was a lookout point not too far away but we decided to take an impromptu trip into York on the way home, I’ll put a few pics up from that tomorrow!