Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sissinghurst Castle, Kent. Part 2

Having posted on the gardens at Sissinghurst in the last post where I shared lots of history of the place (do have a look if you missed that post) now to some random photos outside and a little inside 

The old Granary

and the modern Granary Restaurant where we had lunch

The Oasts where the grain would have been dried

the gift shop

I love looking through doors and arches

We will now go through the house entrance into the courtyard

and first go up the tower

Vita Sackville-West's writing room

we will continue up to the top

up the stairs to the left of the picture

passing the print room with printing press

and look around in all directions from the top

The Gazebos you see are the farmers market which we will visit in the next post

It's now time to go down

and have a browse in the library of the house

Time to move on to our venue for our church weekend away


CherryPie said...

There are some nice views off the top of the tower. I don't recall climbing that when I visited.

Sue Seibert said...

Wow, such beautiful history. Always love your posts!

Gracie Saylor said...

The tower reminds me of photos I have seen of Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire. And the library looks like an amazing place I would love to explore, choose a book from, and then curl up in a cozy chair by a fire to read :)

Needled Mom said...

What beautiful architecture. Those circular steps are lovely as well as the library. I loved seeing the oasts.

judith said...

Enjoyed seeing the views ffrom the top of the Tower. Had never seen these in any book and the pages of a book are the closest I have come to seeing views of Sissinghurst.
I so enjoy all your "Ramblings" and hope someday to visit some of them.
Wishing you New Year greetings from Woodstock, Connecticut.

Canadian Chickadee said...

We did make a special trip to see it one day some years ago, but the rain was absolutely bucketing down, so we settled for tea and quick browse around the gift shop and didn't even try to go through into any of the gardens or tour the house. We'll have to try again one of these days. Thanks for sharing a really interesting look at the place.

Vee said...

Those photos looking down are lovely...I see the fair...and the library is cozy and charming.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Lovely tour, Barbara. How I wish I could have been there with you exploring the tower and the library. Someone there loved blue glass, I see. I would have loved to see her writing room in person too.

nikkipolani said...

Oh, what an enviable library! And the views from on high... just makes me want to explore.

L. D. Knowlton said...

Thanks for this, Barbara. Terrific photo-blog. I am not able to visit just now - so this let's me travel on my computer! - Doug