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Cliveden House & Grounds, Berkshire, U.K.
Sep 14, 2021 16:42:08   #
John N Loc: HP14 3QF Stokenchurch, UK
 
Today, I rejoined the National Trust after an absence of 35 years and visited Cliveden House. Although it's only 15 miles from me I've not been there before. Heavy rain all morning subdued the Visitor numbers which made easier shooting from the roadways.

I was with a party of friends from days long gone by when we were all members of Y.H.A. affiliated walking / hostelling group, and we didn't cover as much ground as we would have liked. Here's a few of my shots from the day, I hope you enjoy them. Comments always welcome.

Canon 6D mkII + 24-15 stm lens, pp in Paintshop Pro 2022.
Water Garden feature.
Water Garden feature....
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Cliveden House from a distance.
Cliveden House from a distance....
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Echo Chamber.
Echo Chamber....
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Cliveden House (Hotel) front entrance.
Cliveden House (Hotel) front entrance....
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Fountain of Love.
Fountain of Love....
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Sep 14, 2021 16:53:11   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
John N wrote:
Today, I rejoined the National Trust after an absence of 35 years and visited Cliveden House. Although it's only 15 miles from me I've not been there before. Heavy rain all morning subdued the Visitor numbers which made easier shooting from the roadways.

I was with a party of friends from days long gone by when we were all members of Y.H.A. affiliated walking / hostelling group, and we didn't cover as much ground as we would have liked. Here's a few of my shots from the day, I hope you enjoy them. Comments always welcome.

Canon 6D mkII + 24-15 stm lens, pp in Paintshop Pro 2022.
Today, I rejoined the National Trust after an abse... (show quote)


Great shots of a majestic place

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Sep 14, 2021 17:36:18   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Beautiful set, John! #2 is fabulous.

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Sep 14, 2021 19:48:41   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Looks like a great place for photography. Nice set.

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Sep 14, 2021 21:44:39   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Wonderful! Once a grand Estate, now an Hotel?

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Sep 15, 2021 02:38:00   #
John N Loc: HP14 3QF Stokenchurch, UK
 
quixdraw wrote:
Wonderful! Once a grand Estate, now an Hotel?


http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliveden

Not sure how long its been a hotel, one of the party said over 40 years, but all the answers are sure to be on Wikipedia or the Trusts site linked above. I'll have to read a bit more myself before I next go. But there are quite a few of these old estates near to me, now in the care of The National Trust.

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Sep 15, 2021 03:16:37   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Excellent set John.

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Sep 15, 2021 05:19:30   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
John N wrote:
Today, I rejoined the National Trust after an absence of 35 years and visited Cliveden House. Although it's only 15 miles from me I've not been there before. Heavy rain all morning subdued the Visitor numbers which made easier shooting from the roadways.

I was with a party of friends from days long gone by when we were all members of Y.H.A. affiliated walking / hostelling group, and we didn't cover as much ground as we would have liked. Here's a few of my shots from the day, I hope you enjoy them. Comments always welcome.

Canon 6D mkII + 24-15 stm lens, pp in Paintshop Pro 2022.
Today, I rejoined the National Trust after an abse... (show quote)

Nice set John

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Sep 15, 2021 07:00:01   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Beautiful images John - well captured!

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Sep 15, 2021 09:59:01   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
Nice images, John.

I suppose they called it a house so as to not sound pretentious. But that’s a castle if I ever saw one.

Stan

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Sep 15, 2021 10:35:27   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Interesting!

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Sep 15, 2021 11:30:48   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
 
Great set, John,

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Sep 15, 2021 11:32:34   #
jimvanells Loc: Augusta, GA
 
Quite a house, I'm sure they need tourists to pay for taxes, upkeep and utilities.

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Sep 15, 2021 15:15:24   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
John N wrote:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliveden

Not sure how long its been a hotel, one of the party said over 40 years, but all the answers are sure to be on Wikipedia or the Trusts site linked above. I'll have to read a bit more myself before I next go. But there are quite a few of these old estates near to me, now in the care of The National Trust.


Thanks for the links, fascinating.

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