Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Longleat House - The Exterior


As you drive over the crest of the hill, you see Longleat nestled in the valley below. 
 The heat haze did rather affect the view, but if you click the photos
 to "enbiggen", you can see the detail much better.


Approaching the house from the side.
It has 365 enormous windows.



This is the right side of the house, seen from the river.



The large Orangery, which is now a rather nice cafe.
This camera angle foreshortened it quite considerably.


Looking from the Orangery over the formal gardens
 to the back of Longleat House


Some of the outbuildings....


The front of the House, with an imposing flight of steps to the fornt door.



The Union Jack and a gilded angel weathervane atop the House.
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