Elvaston Castle

This is another place open right now and with free parking. I went there yesterday to meet some family members who I haven’t see for quite some time. We had a rainy picnic, chat, and wander.

I also popped to see someone about a camera I was buying and tested it out at the park. so the photos on this post are from that purchase.

I have visited this place once before and loved it. You can’t actually explore the house/castle, but the grounds are quite big with plenty to explore.

There was a cafe on site which was serving take out items and the toilets were open… phew! In the future the site might be managed by the National Trust, which will be great as it is a wonderful site. Without the Trusts input the whole site might be lost to a commercial project or fall into such disrepair that it would not be able to recover. The original house, note not castle, was established in 1633 but was redesigned in the 1800s. It seems to have two distinct parts, but I haven’t been able to find any information as to why.

Here are my photos, taken on two film cameras, an Olympus OM10 and a Minolta XG2.

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