Reading Time: < 1 minute

Portrait of heron

Easter Weekend  sees Harewood House open its gates for the first time this year. News of the reopening prompted me to revisit some photos from our initial visit to Leeds’ most celebrated heritage site. The photographs have been collecting cyber-dust in a neglected corner of my laptop for a good few years now, so it was a good excuse to give them a good polish and share them here…

It was our first experience inside Harewood House and it’s ticketed surroundings (having previously walked the wider estate in: A Sheepish Walk to Harewood) and to be honest, I was completely blown away by it. The animals, the wildlife, the art, the coffee and cake, the immaculate gardens, the Capability Brown views; it was like walking through my very own imaginarium, only this place actually existed!

A particular highlight (aside from the coffee and pistachio cake in front of the stunning Capability Brown vista) was watching a heron intent on stealing the penguins’ lunch!

On route home we stopped at one of my favourite local spots called Weardley. Not only do I revel in stopping at a location with such a brilliant name, but it’s a particularly good area for Red Kites and Brown Hare, both of which were very kind in obliging us with an appearance…

  Follow my blog with Bloglovin