Monday, 7 June 2010

Day Five

On our last day we visited Arlington Court on our way home. Arlington Court belongs to the National Trust and homes the National Crust Carriage Collection, which was absolutely fascinating. Here are just a few of the carriages, chariots, landaus, barouches, gigs, etc, which they had on show.
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Amelia said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit! But I think I will stick to my current means of transportation, won't you?

suz said...

Very cool. The closest thing we have here in New Hampshire is the Concord Coach. It travelled between Boston, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire. While that trip today would take about one and a half hours (two with traffic LOL) it was a full day and in bad weather there was a stop-over midway, making it a 2-day trip. There are a few original coaches still around. The museum in Concord (which is the state capital) has a couple and a small museum up north and 2 or 3. The offshoot of the original company now has commuter buses to Boston and other places and is the one I use to get to work from my home in southern New Hampshire (only a one hour trip). I never really thought about that connection until now.

Lynn said...

You're right that is fascinating. What a beautiful place. I never really thought of coaches as fascinating, but you've shown otherwise, some of them are quite beautiful.

Kay said...

It must have been so much fun to ride on those carriages, landaus and barouches. I've read about them in English novels and it's fun to see these photos of them.