Behind the scenes our closed period is a very busy time as conservation, maintenance and improvement projects all get underway. For Hill Top house in particular it's an opportunity to give the house and its contents a really good 'deep' clean and then to protect them from a Lake District winter (cold and damp...so ok a bit like a Lake District summer!); we call this 'Putting the House to Bed' . We've shown this video before but for others who have not seen it here's what happens behind the door and shutters at Hill Top house over the next weeks.
|A different view of Hill Top house and garden|
It's also a chance to get any bigger building repair and maintenance jobs done. At Wray Castle, for example, the next few months will see major repairs and improvements being carried out; although in this case the builders will be working around the visitors as the Castle is open at weekends until Xmas. You can follow progress on-line via the dedicated repairs blog or see footage from the rooftop webcams when you visit the castle in person.
|A colourful piece of kit for some serious repairs work at Wray Castle|
post | Linda
video & garden photo | photographybyward
Wray Castle photo | Rose Lord