I love bank holidays: they’re like freebie days, designed for making the effort to go out and play! As such, today I went on another outing with Dapper Chap, this time to 15th century moated manor house, Baddesley Clinton. This magical house comes complete with three priest holes – favoured hiding places of Catholic priests, persecuted in England following the reformation, built into the walls and roof spaces and boasting concealed entrances.
The weather seemed to be on our side – it was cold and changeable, but stayed pretty much dry while we walked the grounds and began to rain just as we approached the house itself.
If you’re local and considering a visit, as well as being a very beautiful historic building in delightful countryside, it has a lovely little secondhand bookshop, with mass market fiction paperbacks for under £1 and other titles ranging up to a fiver. There are bargains for the finding!