Photos are from our visit to Dunham Massey, you can find this National Trust Property in Cheshire, to the west of Altrincham, it is easily accessed from junction 7 or 8 of the M56 motorway. To see a map of the area click here. The weather was dry, with occasional sunny spells.
|We walk around the grounds, gardens and house during the day, dogs are not permitted into the gardens or house though. Centre photo shows Canadian Geese, there were also Swans, Moor Hens and Ducks in what used to be the moat at the house. The house and estate of Dunham Massey was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1976.|
|Right photo shows the front of the Georgian House, built in the early 18th century while centre photo shows the inner courtyard of the house. On the left a window from the building that contains the National Trust shop and the recommended Stables Restaurant, although it was very busy today.|
|The entrance to the gardens, and centre photo, with a small selection of plants for sale. There are admission charges for the house and garden and a car parking fee, although it is free to National Trust Members. To see further details of facilities and prices click here for a link to the National Trust website.|
|Autumn colours in the trees, left and right photos above. Centre photo was taken in the 18th century orangery in the gardens, there are more photos of the orangery in page two from Dunham Massey.|
|Derelict cottages in the grounds left and centre photo. Right photo shows one of Dunham Massey's biggest attractions, the herd of fallow deer.|
|The deer were obviously well used to humans, eating from peoples hands despite warnings not to feed them. It is the male deer that have the antlers, they shed them in April or May and are fully grown again by August. The male deer are known as stags or bucks, while the smaller female are called does. Click here to visit page two from our visit.|