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There may be more beautiful places in the world, but I havenʼt come across them. Not only are the hills just the right height, high enough to be impressive,
but not too tall to take in, itʼs also stuffed with waterfalls, lakes, rocky outcrops, etc.
each of which in any other part of the country would be tourist attractions in their own right.
From the outside, this large stone and slate house doesnʼt look all that remarkable; it is only once you get inside that you realise that
Townend is something special. It was built by the Browne family, wealthy local farmers in the 17th century.
One of family took to whiling away the winter evenings by practicing his joinery and woodcarving skills creating an extrodinary interior.
I took the right-hand photo, just before I noticed a large 'No Photography' sign. Ho hum! I canʼt un-take it now, and it does illustrate the zaniness of it all.
Must be the only place in the world with a 'fitted' grandfather clock.
External Links and References
National Trust Handbook entry detailing opening times, ticket prices, facilities, etc. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/townend