Raby Castle Revisited – May 2019

Back in August 2018 Sophie and I went off to visit Raby Castle and had a great time chasing deer around the place. When you buy a ticket to get in there, it lasts for a whole year, so we revisited in May when the spring flowers were popping up.  The castle itself is a grand castle, so much to see, so much history, and a deer park in the extensive grounds and I did a 7 part series on it last year.  The history of the castle, and the Neville and Vane families who held it, is quite fascinating, and for a potted version, you can read my original post HERE.

On this occasion though, we didn’t go into the castle, but spent the morning photographing flowers and a few other bits and bobs. So no more preamble, on with the show!

Iris

Pink and Blue

Iris to be and greenflies

I’m not great at remembering flower names

Big round things

Red-head

Clematis

Daisies, I think

The bonkers hedge

❤ ‘s

Peony bud

Floppy flower

An exotic flower in the conservatory.

So that’s all this time, though we’ll be back later in summer to do the butterflies.

Stay tooned for next time when we visit the Bowes Museum.

22 thoughts on “Raby Castle Revisited – May 2019

  1. Being not able to photograph even a simple dandelion properly I admire your pictures tremendously. Shooting (wait…. that is an Americanism I suppose) flowers is not at all easy. I like your pictures a lot. And I think ‘Big round thing” is the perfect name for.. well… big round things. 🙂

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