Some pictures from around the picturesque hamstone village.
March 2007 - The village church of St Catherine with 12th century origins.
March 2007 - The Kings Arms Inn.
March 2007 - Cottages in Middle Street.
March 2007 - The centre of the village. The Phelips Arms, named after the family that built the Elizabethan country house.
March 2007 - Cottages in the village centre.
March 2007 - The TV, Radio and Toy museum.
March 2007 - The village green.
March 2007 - Middle Street.
June 2007 - The village centre decorated with bunting for the summer fair.
June 2007 - More bunting along the streets.
August 2011 - Looking down on the house and estate from the top of St Michaels Hill.
May 2016 - Some new pictures from the “Lady’s walk”. This a circular walk up into the woods above the village. Details of the walk can be found in a leaflet available from the visitor reception at Montacute House.
May 16 - Perfect timing to see the magnificent carpet of bluebells.
May 16 - I could not resist a closer look.
May 16 - It is always difficult to fully capture the true colour and light in the woodland.
May 16 - On the walk back down the valley there are a couple of really old trees. This oak is estimated to be about three hundred years old.
May 16 - This is an old sweet chestnut also about three hundred years old.
May 16 - a closer look at the characteristic gnarled and twisted chestnut trunk.