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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Good Fences - Ballywalter Park

 Welcome to another Good Fences link up with TexWisGirl.

This past weekend was European Heritage Open Day which allows the public access for free into some of the nations wonderful historic homes and buildings.

We decided to visit Ballywalter Park on the Ards Peninsula, having never visited before.  Thankfully the weather held up.

Ballywalter Park is privately owned and the upkeep alone must be staggering, considering the size of the house and the outbuildings and estate.

I took quite a few photos, so browse through at your own pace!


The stable yard above.



Gates to the Walled Garden, which unfortunately was closed to the public.





I think this might be the oldest wheelbarrow I've ever seen - if that's what it is!

The parklands and bridge
I spy through the balustrades ...

One of the best parts of the house is the domed conservatory,recently restored...

  View under the dome...






Thanks for joining me and don't forget to see lots more Good Fences by clicking the image below



19 comments:

  1. Hello Christine, what a lovely tour of this heritage home. The house, grounds, garden and the domed conservatory are all grand! Lovely images, thanks for sharing your visit. Have a happy day!

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  2. I love these OPEN days. It makes so many treasured places accessible to everyone, at least for a few hours. The dome is great!

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  3. what a gorgeous estate! love the rust on that gate and your photos peeking through.

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  4. awesome photos. i love the rusty metal gate and really love the metal peacocks. gorgeous place to visit... i like what you and your camera saw

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  5. all that yummy rust...what a gorgeous place!!!!!

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  6. How fun, it was a pleasure joining you here!

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  7. Hi Christine! Oooh...these are lovely images of this beautiful, enchanted place. Love that rusty patina on the iron gate! Happy Thursday :)

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  8. What a beautiful place. I guess if you can afford it, you can afford the upkeep!
    ~

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  9. These are great photos Christine, an elegant building and beautiful area.

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  10. {{sigh}} what a lovely and delightful place! It makes me imagine what life must have been like way back then - such beauty and elegance :)

    Thanks for sharing, dear Christine. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to pop in for a visit. Hugs to you!

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  11. What a grand looking home. - Your fence shots were wonderful. Loved the close-ups of the rusty entrance fence and the view through the balustrades. This would be a fun place to visit.

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  12. Really beautiful, and very nice that you have the opportunity to tour the grounds. It does make me wonder about the number of employees and expense to maintain a property of this size. Looks to be very well maintained!

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  13. It is very grand! I love all of your pictures, especially the wheelbarrow.

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  14. Hi Christine,
    I loved the snaps in this post, particularly the view through the balustrades and the view of the dome.
    Have a Great Day and a Lovely Weekend ahead!
    Peace :)

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  15. Hi Christine, what a grand mansion on beautiful property. You captured great photos of the fence and gates. Looking through the balustrades made for some awesome views. Looks like they keep everything beautifully groomed too. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, cm

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  16. Hi Christine, what a grand mansion on beautiful property. You captured great photos of the fence and gates. Looking through the balustrades made for some awesome views. Looks like they keep everything beautifully groomed too. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, cm

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  17. Hi Christine I for got about that weekend but glad you remember as I have never been to this house. very impressive and the grounds look goodas well. Gate could do with a laick of paint though!

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  18. Hello Christine!:) Many thanks for your visit. This a most impressive and beautiful place, and I love the newly restored conservatory. An excellent series of photos.

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  19. Christine, came back because I have just noticed that you are my latest follower, thank you so much, and see you soon!:)

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