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Places to Go

20 Jul 2020 12:22AM   Views : 388 Unique : 294

As Lockdown is lifting I thought I would show a selection of places that are good for photography. Admittedly most are in the North of the country, but it's a start.

Gwydir Castle is in Llanrwst in North Wales and we stayed for two nights a while back. Great to stay there and have the run of the place after dark, but also worth visiting in the usual way.

Haddon Hall in Derbyshire is another of our firm favourites.

Samlesbury Hall near Preston is a fantastic Tudor building. Entrance is free but no picnics as they make their income from the restaurant and shop. Great food.

Lowther Castle near Penrith is a huge site and can happily be a full day. There is also a nearby bird of prey centre that has a charm all of its own.

Walton Hall Park is surprisingly varied and more than just any old park.

Bolton Steam Museum is great for record shots and macro and has a fantastic workshop full of interesting things that are still used.

Lancashire Mining Museum (Astley Green Colliery Museum) is a gem with huge photographic potential in a fairly compact site.

Skippool Creek is the place to go for derelict boats and lots of active boats as well. It floods very dramatically at very high tides.

Rufford Old Hall is compact but again has loads of potential. After here, there's Martin Mere WWT, Mere Sands Wood and a petting farm very close by.

Ordsall hall in Salford is a great building, nestled in between houses and industrial estates.

So there's a few ideas which I hope someone finds helpful. We're on the lookout for new places to visit, but just at the moment any places are very welcome!

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