After this weekend I expected to be writing about our final English Heritage visit to Down House [home of Charles Darwin] before our membership runs out. It's been brilliant having it this last year, but with the number of places local to us the National Trust is more beneficial for us. As has been the mantra of these past few months things change don't they and our trip had to be cancelled because of problems at the property. Ah well it means that our last EH hurrah then was the visit we paid to Audley End....reputedly the finest Jacobean house in the country.
I have to agree that the house is very impressive both from the front and the back with some of the carved detailing above the two front doors. However, in all honesty the interior did nothing for me [photography wasn't permitted]...it was incredibly opulent and not my taste at all. However, the grounds were another matter entirely.....
It made the perfect place to while away a couple of hours when we were travelling home a few weeks ago.