Another one for the Visiting… series. On Sunday, I went to Suffolk with my family to enjoy a peaceful couple of days by the sea. The last time I had been to Suffolk was when I was about four. I will admit that I did not remember anything about it, so it was lovely to go back and refresh my memories. Before I start on the Suffolk post, which will be coming tomorrow, I thought I would share my thoughts on Anglesey Abbey, a beautiful National Trust property near Cambridge.
You have probably heard me go on about the National Trust enough by now, but having membership really is great. At the moment, I am still included in our family membership, but I’m seriously considering buying myself student membership which is only £32 for a whole year!
Anglesey Abbey is situated near Cambridge, which was perfect to break up the 3 hour journey between Leicester and Suffolk. What with free parking for NT members, beautiful parkland and gardens to stretch your legs and a lovely cafe and shop, the Abbey was a great way to extend our mini holiday.
We did not go into the house on this occasion because we had been here before a few years ago, but nevertheless the house looked stunning in the sunshine. The weather was definitely our friend this weekend!
Probably the most impressive thing about Anglesey Abbey is the silver birch wood. It is the finale piece to the Winter Garden, designed to be in bloom for the whole year. The flowers along the path leading up to the silver birches were beautiful. It is not often that walk round a corner and are met with the sight of dozens of white trees towering above you, so it really was spectacular.
Even without this beautiful nature area, Anglesey Abbey is, like any other NT property worth a visit for the countryside surrounding it and the facilities on offer. I can never not go into a NT gift shop and not gaze lovingly at the throws and rugs!
That’s it for today, make sure you check the blog tomorrow for my main Suffolk post, followed by Friday’s post for my National Trust property review that was our stop on the way home.