Monday, 15 December 2008

Haddon Hall at Christmas

After last years very successful trip to Chatsworth at Christmas we made a return visit to Derbyshire and visited Haddon Hall.

Haddon Hall is both older and smaller than Chatsworth, dating from 11th Century [wikipedia]. In keeping with its age the Christmas decorations were almost all winter evergreens; holly, ivy and fir, plus lots of oranges studded with cloves. I particularly enjoyed the kitchens where they were selling mulled wine and the long gallery which was arranged for a 1930s family Christmas.

We had Christmas lunch in the restaurant and then spent a hour or so shopping in Bakewell.

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