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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Around Antrim - Tuesday's Treasures


Antrim Castle Gardens have been renovated in the last number of years and a well worth a visit.

The grand entrance to the stable block courtyard has now been refurbished into craft shops and art galleries and a coffee shop.




The crest 'Per Augusta Ad Augusta' means "Through difficulties to Honour".


This is the view from the other side


The red brick building is Clotworthy House, now used as galleries .  The stone sculpture is that of the Masserene wolfhound, reportedly the dog which saved the life of Lady Marion Clotworthy as she nearly drowned and defended the castle from intruders.


The flowers were still beautiful.



Thanks for joining me.

See more Tuesday Tresaures HERE

Thanks to Tom for hosting.

24 comments:

  1. Um belo castelo, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  2. What a fantastic are.Unusual design

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  3. Christine, what a gorgeous place! The maintenance has to be a huge task. It's refreshing to see that it has been restored, I love it! Thank for sharing, please visit again with another treasure.

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  4. Hello Christine, what a wonderful tour. It is a beautiful place, I like the dog statue and the pretty flowers too. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. What a lovely place and the sunshine certainly helps to show it at its best.

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  6. WOW! Living by these beautiful places!!! Here in Canada...we don't have those wonderful old castles.

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  7. What a wonderful place. can you imagine living here. wow! Good for the dog.
    MB

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  8. Love visiting places like that - also by blog :)

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  9. This looks like a worthwhile spot to visit. That wolfhound is something else!

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  10. WoW!! what a beautiful place!! in refurbishing it, they respected the original footprint, i love that. it looks amazing...old but so well maintained!!!

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  11. The grounds look very neat.I'm sure the interior would be interesting as well.

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  12. These certainly are treasures Christine. I loved your photos, and the story of the dog touched me. Dogs are such noble animals. Wonderful sculpture of that one particular noble dog.

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  13. This is such a beautiful place!

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  14. What a gorgeous place and you did an excellent job photographing it.

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  15. That is beautiful. Wish I could visit it too.

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  16. The landscaping looks beautiful.

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  17. So very beautiful! I would love to see this in person!

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  18. yes I agree, it is a lovely place to visit. did you smell the Roce in the courtyard. it is fantasitc

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  19. I love a visit to any castle. :)

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  20. Such a wonderful and interesting place to visit. Have a beautiful day!

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  21. Simply delightful, my friend. Have a glorious day! Hugs to you

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  22. Beautiful light for photography this time of year, lovely photos ☺

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