Thursday, 7 May 2015

Royal Fences!!

 I'm feeling particularly in the mood for all things regal and royal this week after the arrival of Prince William and Catherine's new beautiful baby girl, Charlotte.  So I took a walk today in the gardens of the Queen's official royal residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle.  Even though I pass it most days I'd never been in to visit the grounds before and I have to say I was enchanted by it even if the formal parterre was undergoing works.

Aren't these gates and railings ...well...royal?! very ornate and interesting to see all the details.




At this point I have to warn you that there are quite a few photos in this post so I will leave you to view at your own pace.  The gardens are vast and include woodlands and pinetum and lake with various paths and walks.
 You know I love bluebells!





 Below is the view from a little gazebo called Lady Alice's Temple and it looks back up toward the castle and the Yew Tree Walk


 Looking back down the Yew Tree Walk back to the gazebo.

 Lots of paths to explore, wonder where they lead to? Lots to see!




Linking with TexWis Girl and Good Fences


Thanks so much for all who faithfully read my posts and care enough to comment!

Blessings to you!



37 comments:

  1. spectacular gates and fences! truly royal and ornate! thanks for linking these!

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  2. Wow, the gate is beautiful. Very grand! What a pretty place for a walk, lovely views.. Enjoy your day!

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  3. Hi Christine, What beautiful gates and fences. They are very royal and grand. What a delightful spot to walk and enjoy the grounds. Thank you for sharing. So inspiring.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  4. I say wow too.
    Beautiful.
    I love the blue bells too.
    Woolie Hugs

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  5. lovely grounds, and thanks for sharing! New follower here. :)

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  6. Wow, how beauitful, my friend! The gates and fences are indeed royal looking :) Love and hugs!

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  7. Making the world trek of Good Fences with a visit! :)

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  8. Super fancy fencing/gate. I love stuff likethat and the grounds/palace do look very royal and regal.

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  9. Oh, my...royal,indeed...very nice.

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  10. What a beautiful place to go for a wander!! xx

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  11. Hi Christine, great looking fences, I would love to go for a stoll there.Blessings Francine.

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  12. wow, that fence and gate are gorgeous. Beautiful grounds too. What a great place to take a little walk

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  13. Everything speaks of royalty at this place.

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  14. What beautiful gardens! Just lovely!

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  15. How amazing to get to spend time there! I think we are all in awe! And you sure good some great photos of fences and ornate gates. WOW! I'm so glad you shared. I would never get to see something like this. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  16. I would love to see that! It is just beautiful. I am so glad you went for a walk. It is just lovely.

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  17. Hi Christine,
    Thanks for the lovely photo tour of some beautiful English gardens. The 'royal' gates are very ornate.
    Your photographs are very nicely done!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  18. Beautiful! Very royal gates and lovely garden grounds. Definitely a place I would love to visit one day. Ireland has always been on my dream vacation list.

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  19. They are beautifully made and do look very royal. Lovely photos, I enjoyed each and every one.

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  20. Impressive gates and gardens. You took us on a beautiful stroll.

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  21. Beautiful gates, gardens and pictures !!!
    Have a nice weekend !!!
    Anna

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  22. Oh, thank you for sharing these pics. I would love to see this in person. Fabulous link up for Good Fences!

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  23. Wow just gorgeous. I have to say my favorite though is the simple bridge over the water. So pretty! Happy weekend to you!

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  24. Oh my goodness, yes that is some stunning gate and fencing, but even better is that we got to follow along too! What a lovely, well cared for place that one can stroll along and enjoy as well. I like the sign and the planting by her Majesty the Queen! Bravo. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  25. What a beautiful and magical place, how lucky you are to live so close! Thanks for sharing your pictures Christine, just lovely.

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  26. Amazing!
    Loved the photos!

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  27. Wonderful photos of a truly gorgeous place! Just stunning! And that GATE! Wow!

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  28. Oh Wow, thanks for sharing, what a lovely walk to take, looks like such wonderful gardens, how nice to live so close!!

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  29. Oh my! Christine, what a gorgeous place to explore...everything is so beautiful and lush - how I would enjoy visiting:)
    Blessings to you,
    Kelly-Anne

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  30. Wonderful walk, thanks for sharing photos!

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  31. Wonderful walk, thanks for sharing photos!

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  32. beautiful castle and grounds. that gate is indeed grand.

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  33. Wonderful photos! there are some beautiful places to visit in the UK. I love Hampton court palace and kew gardens.Great share Christine.

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  34. Dear Christine, thank you for showing us the pictures of this wonderful and magical place. It was like walking together.
      Many kisses and hugs .
    Mirtilla

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  35. Dear Christine, thank you for showing us the pictures of this wonderful and magical place. It was like walking together.
      Many kisses and hugs .
    Mirtilla

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  36. Oh wow! I think that's the prettiest gate I've seen yet. It's beautiful. All of your beautiful pictures are just wonderful... :)

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  37. How beautiful! Loved seeing all your pictures.
    Kim :)

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