After the festive period, the New Year can be a time to stop and reflect and throughout January and February National Trust places in Lincolnshire are often peaceful and starkly beautiful, looking at their best with a sprinkling of Jack Frost.
We’ll be sharing our reflections on how these special landscapes, gardens and houses have changed over the years, decades and centuries, with new walks and views to discover and exhibitions and houses to see in a new light.
Looking back at photographs is a great way to spark memories and reflect on how times have changed. Enjoy one of our exhibitions and journey with us through the ages as we look at views from yesteryear and see how our places have altered over time, like images of Tattershall Castle from 1910 and present day.
The National Trust’s places in Lincolnshire are peeling off the layers of their history, with Tattershall’s photo exhibition celebrating 100 years’ since its restoration, while hands-on science activities in the new Light Workshop at Woolsthorpe Manor, will give visitors the chance to really see things differently. You can also take a fresh look at our houses with below Stairs Tours at Belton, offering a fascinating insight into the lives of Belton’s servants in the 1900’s. Or you can venture out into our glorious gardens and landscapes and see them from new perspectives on walks and trails including a new walk to the Ice House Pond at Gunby Hall and Gardens.
“Many of the special places that we care for are now open during the winter months. It’s a quieter time which is ideal for taking things at your own pace and reflecting on the past in our houses, whilst outdoors the starkness of winter opens up architecture and views that can be hidden at other times of the year. What better time to visit?” said Beccy Speight, Regional Director for the National Trust in the Midlands.
We hope that you’ll visit us this winter and have the chance to reflect as the season changes.
You can find out more about what’s on near you by visiting www.nationaltrust.org.uk/midlandsreflections. You can also start your photographic memories of our places today and share them with us on Facebook or Instagram.