Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Longleat and Bathhampton

On the drive from Brighton to Bathhampton, we stopped at Longleat, an estate that has been turned into a safari amusement park. But we skipped the animals and rides and just toured the house.

The girls were thrilled to find dress-ups.

One of the artifacts on display there is this doublet that was supposedly worn by Charles I at his execution. 

After being very interested in all the public rooms and history, the tour guides offered to show us some semi-private rooms that are normally only open at a set time. The current Marquess of Bath is an artist and a hippie, and he has used an entire wing of the house as his canvas. It was super interesting and unique. 

We drove on to Bathhampton, which is just outside Bath, and were happy to get out of the cold rain and cuddle up in front of the fire.

When the rain stopped for a few minutes, the girls and I ventured out to the canal that was right next to our rental and fed the ducks.

These are some of my favorite photos of the girls from our trip.

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