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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!


Pink and Blue

Iris to be and greenflies

I’m not great at remembering flower names

Big round things



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.

27 comments on “Raby Castle Revisited – May 2019

  1. beetleypete says:

    Some of those plant shots are just stunning, FR. You have excelled yourself, undoubtedly!
    I like the ‘bonkers hedge’ too. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete! 🙂

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  2. Wonderful shot of the Iris. And that’s a great hedge!

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    1. Cheers Graham 🙂

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  3. 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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    1. Haha thanks Peter 🙂 (I say shooting too, I suppose ‘photographing’ is more PC, but I haven’t got time for 4 syllables!

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  4. Pit says:

    Absolutely WOW!

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  5. Keith says:

    Can I just say I adore these posts. The images are just stunning and I say so many places I’ll never be able to visit. 👍🏼

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    1. Thanks Keith, glad you’re enjoying them. 😊

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  6. Sue says:

    Who needs preamble when you have a great show that speaks for itself, Fraggle!

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  7. Francis.R. says:

    For moments these flowers and that hedge look even alien. Or at least they would be alien here. Thank you for sharing it, fragglerocking: )

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    1. Cheers Francis. 🙂

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  8. What an amazing garden. I believe you would only find this kind of garden in Great Britain… Love you images of the floral beauty.

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    1. Thank you Otto 😊

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  9. Defintitely saying something when the grounds are so beautiful you don’t even go into the castle! Lol! That hedge is amazing!!


  10. steviegill says:

    Lovely shots, that hedge is amazing. I think it was raining heavily when we visited Raby Castle, so we didn’t get to explore the grounds much!

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    1. It’s a great place, lots to see and photograph!

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Your space is lovely! Your photos gorgeous and you have everything so organized! I could get lost in here!

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    1. Ah no, just pop in once in a while, lovely to see you here.

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