Newby Hall, with my good friends Katy and Alison. Newby is one of our favourite places to visit and is about 2 hours drive north from us, near Ripon. It is a lovely house and we enjoyed the tour, led by some very enthusiastic guides. There is an amazing tapestry room, one of the only ones in the world with the tapestries which were originally designed for it, still in situ. There are also many Chippendale pieces of furniture, again, made for the house. There is also one of the earliest sculpture galleries, with Roman sculptures on display. However, Newby is also known for its beautiful gardens., with a huge herbaceous border which runs down from the house to the river.
We had a lovely day at one of our favourite places.