Finally, the first of several blog posts on my recent trip to England!
Today I want to share some photos from one of the first places I visited, a medieval deer park called Bradgate Park, in Leicestershire. I’ll explain each photo as I go, and you can click on them to enlarge them too. The quality isn’t great, but neither was my camera…or my photography skills. Anyway, enjoy!
The park is quite beautiful from the outset – this is just after walking through the gates. It was very relaxing, especially for someone who still had jet lag.
This river runs alongside the path for quite a lot of this park. I imagine on a sunnier day it would look quite stunning.
I almost missed this – all the deer hiding a bit further in the forest.
Click this one to see the full size picture – I managed to snap a deer mid-air as it ran around in front of Bradgate House. One of my friends thinks I photoshopped this (I didn’t).
Bradgate House. Built around 1520, this house holds a lot of historical significance, including being the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen for 9 days before being overthrown by Mary I. It is now mostly in ruins, and is considered an “Ancient Monument” according to the sign on the gate.
The inside of Bradgate House – unfortunately it wasn’t open on the day we visited.
Okay, so this isn’t exactly Bradgate Park. But I saw it on my first day in England, and was stunned when I realised this nice looking building was actually a McDonald’s – I don’t think we have any that look this nice in Australia.
That’s all for now – I still have over 500 more photos to sort through, but I suspect there’ll be a few more posts on my England trip to come!
Have any of you ever been to Bradgate Park? What are your thoughts on the place?