Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - National Trust
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A fine country house built on the site of a former priory that was demolished during the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1535. Parts of the house date back to about 1600 with sympathetic additions being made up to the 1930's, though it is the gardens that are the real highlight.

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The main entrance, Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridgeshire.

The main entrance to the house.

Lord Fairhaven's desk.

The dining table laid for dinner.

Spiral stone stairway.

Spiral stone stairway.

Stone stairway with tapestry decorations.

Stone stairway with tapestry decorations.

In the servants pantry.

Lode mill.

Part of the rose garden at Anglesey Abbey.

Rose garden.

Garden tools taking a well earned break, in the rose garden.

A glimpse of a distant lawn through a hedge framed with simple statuary.

The dahlia border, around the time of the autumnal dahlia festival.

The dahlia border, around the time of the autumnal dahlia festival.

Dahlia festival.

Dahlia festival, flowers floating on a duckweed covered pond.

Dahlia festival, flowers floating on a duckweed covered pond.

A planting of around 130 Himalayan silver birches at Anglesey Abbey look stunning at any time of the year.

Lode watermill at the end of the pond a long reservoir of water that can be released to power the mill.

Entrance to the visitor centre during the dahlia festival.

Entrance to the visitor centre during the dahlia festival.

Anglesey Abbey, the front of the house with immaculately manicured and cared for lawn.

Anglesey Abbey, the front of the house.

Part of the rose garden at Anglesey Abbey.

Dahlia festival, decorated statue with a flowery halo backlit by the sun.

Winter Lights at Anglesey, an early winter celebration of the dark - with lights!

Winter Lights at Anglesey, an early winter celebration of the dark - with lights!

Mature parkland at Anglesey Abbey.

Spring flowers.

Fallen autumn leaves and cyclamen.

Early autumn changes the leaf colours, roses still going strong.

The Winter Garden, here planted with a variety of grasses, highlighted by the low sun.

Snow drops in late winter, there are over 300 varieties here.

Part of the dahlia festival, more intricate than it looks with small water reservoirs in the soil for the flowers.

Part of the dahlia festival, more intricate than it looks with small water reservoirs in the soil for the flowers.

Spring flowers, Chionodoxa (glory of the snow) here beneath mature trees before they come into leaf.


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