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Holker Hall is home to Lord and Lady Cavendish . A country home with celebrated gardens .It was historically part of the county of Lancashire but is now part of the County of Cumbria in England .In 1536 when the land on Holker Hall came up for sale it was aquired by the Preston family who were already established land owners . Since then it has passed from the Prestons to the Lowthers and then to the Cavendishes by inheritance but it has never been sold .In 1871 the West Wing of the house containing the main family appartments was destroyed by fire . Most of the contents was lost including many of the fine paintings . The Duke had it rebuilt but on a grander style . In 1991 Holker won the Historic Houses Association garden of the year award and and in 2002 Holkers Great Lime Tree, which probably dates from the early 19th century ,was selected as one of Britains 50 great trees in honour of Queen Elizabeths Golden Jubilee . Lumix DMC-TZ6

progressed from holiday snaps to being serious about it just 3 years ago.I keep a compact camera in my handbag at all times .It is more convenient, an SLR is to heavy and complicated for me. I just like to point and shoot. I do enhance my images slightly with pseudo HDR on a single image. Now I have a hobby and a passion.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a beautiful house Lilian, so nicely captured. And i enjoyed the narrative.x

  • Thank you so mch Catherine .It is a beautiful house and I am pleased you enjoyed the info .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Great picture and info Lilian.

  • Thank you very much jacqui for your comment and the fav .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • neon-gobi
    neon-gobiover 4 years ago

    excellant shadows on the roof

  • Thank you Chris . It was nice and sunny but not very warm . I don’t know what is going on but this is the 3rd time I have replied to your comment

    – Lilian Marshall

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Lilian, instant fave, Great composition with that wall being in the foreground. Superb !

  • Thank you Gary for your comments and the fav . Appreciate that .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    This is an excellent shot Lilian, well done…

  • Thank you very much jason . Appreciated .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Lovely home, beautifully captured Lilian!

  • Thank you Trish It certainly is a beautiful home well worth the visit

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 4 years ago

    Hi Lillian, Lovely capture.xx

  • Hi Brandie . Thank you very much . hope you are well .

    – Lilian Marshall

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 4 years ago

    Lovely old Hall.
    Had an ancestor who was Head Gamekeeper there.

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 4 years ago

    \thank you so much for your comment . Were you able to get in free .

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