Today’s Sunday afternoon drive took us south to Flamborough and Bridlington before our first stop at Burton Agnes Hall, an Elizabethan stately home built by Sir Henry Griffith between 1598-1610. The home is currently owned and occupied by the Cunliffe-Lister family and is open to the public. We parked and paid our admission. The home has three levels so my mother opted to stay on the first level and not attempt the stairs. Chris and I toured the second floor of the home and outside grounds which were immaculate. The third level must be the private living quarters of the owners. We love touring the stately homes and seeing all the art, sculptures, etc. Burton Agnes Hall is in wonderful condition. After our tour we stopped at the on site tea room for a little lunch. I’m including a sample of photos taken of the residence. Most photos are HDR. No flash was used. Photos processed in Photoshop CS6 with Nik HDR Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro 4.
We continued our drive through the East Yorkshire countryside after leaving Burton Agnes Hall. Actually we were following one of the driving tours in an old British tour book my father used to like. We headed for Sledmere House but it doesn’t appear to be open to the public anymore. From there we were off to the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. More photos on it and other sites next time.