West Blockhouse

The first time we saw the West Blockhouse work had not started on the refurbishment.  A dark, dank and dreadful building, void inside of all floors and only a broken rusty spiral staircase hanging down in the middle of the dripping interior.  No way was Landmark Trust going to be able to renovate this building. Continue reading “West Blockhouse”

Latest news from Landmark Trust

We’re reopening! The UK government has announced that summer holidays are back on the horizon. We’ll be reopening Landmarks from 4 July on Lundy and 6 July in England, and are working towards 13 July in Wales and 17 July in Scotland

The Martello Tower

My favourite Landmark – hmm that’s really hard as I have enjoyed them all so much.  Right, as I can’t make up my mind I am going for our first Landmark (at least 45 years ago) which was the Martello Tower (picture on Home Page) near Aldeburgh, Suffolk.  Being the largest of a chain ofContinue reading “The Martello Tower”


This stately home in Surrey is a place we have been to a couple of times, once for Christmas and another for the New Year’s celebrations. Built by Edwin Lutyens in 1898 it has lovely gardens through which you can stroll or you may prefer to venture out to the surrounding forests. This property hasContinue reading “Goddards”

My first Landmark

I was nought years old when I attended my first Landmark in Saddell Castle near the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. Saddell Castle is situated in a stunning location by the sea and you have a beach to yourselves. It sleeps 8 people. I only have family photos of me there as a baby but myContinue reading “My first Landmark”

The journey

I always found the journey to be part of the buzz as each of the families travelled from different parts of the country and we would meet for the first time in a pub near to the venue, selected at random. You never knew beforehand exactly how long the journey would take as the locationsContinue reading “The journey”

How did it all start?

“Would you like to spend Christmas in a Castle?” read the headlines on the Daily Telegraph Supplement way back in the 1970’s (long before I was born). Yes I most definitely would, thought my Mother and plucking up courage asked the gentleman sitting across from her on the train if he would let her haveContinue reading “How did it all start?”


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