Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Swarkstone Pavillion The Beggars Banquet


Stunning isn't it.

Not only was I capturing the Swarkstone Pavillion in my photographical memories but I was also walking in the footsteps of British rock icons.
When you come to these historic places you expect to punch drunk with history , cil war battles a plenty , secrets all the way back to 1632. This is a stones throw from where I live , I see it almost every day and my heart is happy.

The building has a stunning intricate line and its stunning form punches many a inky blue sky , and when iridescent shafts of light shine upon it I'm in further awe.

The building is owned by the Landmark Trust, which restores fascinating architectural gems and rent them out to adventuring  holiday-makers.

I could happily lose my inhibitions here , raising up past the battlements to the toilet hoping that won't scare any ramblers.

Swarkstone Pavillion is just one of the properties of the Landmark trust.

You with me so far  ?

No not heard of them then let me explain they were set up in 1965 as an alternative to the National Trust and the Ministry of Works ( sounds a big Hogwarts to me) Their aim to rescue historical buildings that others might not be interested in. These properties in each and every way are as exciting as a  full sized ~ castle or manor house. Rather than letting you peer at these properties from behind ropes they let you stop in them as if they were your own manor. The Landmark Trust actually restores these buildings so members of the public can stop in them. 

Prices vary according to the time of year and the number of people that can stop at a property varies according to the size of it.

 enjoy adore buildings like these , they are are happy with time , they wish you to be their custodian of them . Many have asked to hold buildings here but the Landmark trust don't allow it they put all their energies into the buildings and keeping them for posterity.

R is for Rock and Roll * kicks drum , tosses guitar out of the window.


  1. What a beautiful place! If that was nearby me I think I'd really struggle to leave it. Stunning. Love that first photo too - so atmospheric.

  2. The Landmark Trust are fantastic- you can stay in Lighthouses, former Abbeys, even Kensington Palace!

  3. What a wonderful place and great pictures x

  4. The place looks lovely! I am not into visiting historical places but should do one day!

  5. I have never heard of the Landmark trust before but there work sounds very worthwhile and a great way of saving interesting properties for future generations.

  6. What a lovely place! One of favourite things is country-chic, that bathroom is ticking all the boxes! I've never heard of the LT before, I might have to do some research :)

    Sara | This Girl Loves

  7. Never been to this but does look so good.x

  8. The first photo is just gorge! So atmospheric!

  9. What a beautiful place this looks x

  10. What a lovely place, the photos are beautiful too.

  11. I read an interview recently with the Director of the Landmark Trust in the Daily Telegraph. They protect some truely amazing properties.

  12. Sounds like they do some great work with these buildings. It looks stunning

  13. Wow what a stunning building and location to visit. So jealous. Love the photos. Sorry for the delay we have been all ill here. Thank you so much for linking up to #sharewithme


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