Homes & Gardens
people come to Britain they usually want to visit the great houses, the so-called Stately Homes
, many of which
are open to the public.
House is a classic English country mansion
only does it have a secret passage,
the ghost of an 18th century swordsman
, killed while duelling in the Great Hall.
can be seen, they say, sword in hand in the dark passageways
of the house.
also the ghost of the mysterious grey lady who, it is said
, threw herself from an upper
window and still haunts the bedrooms.
third ghost is that of her pet monkey
who met his end as a result of being accidentally
locked in the secret passage.
in Kent is Chartwell, the home of Sir Winston Churchill.
was here when he could get away from affairs of state
that he would like to paint
in his studio in the grounds of his house.
Laungharne in South Wales is a boatman's cottage overlooking the estuary
was the home of the poet Dylan Thomas.
short way from the house is a little shed
was here surrounded
by pictures of his favourite writers that he wrote his
best-known work, a play
'Under milk wood'.
writer lived at this house in the London suburb
of Norwood: Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
you go in search of
the famous 221 B Baker Street you'll be admitted
rooms, exactly as described in the stories.
, his violin, his pipe and his permanently cluttered