Winter time at The Argory

Dust off the cobwebs and enjoy a frosty walk around The Argory grounds.

Join us for a walk this winter and enjoy landscapes at their seasonal best.

Winter time at The Argory

When the trees have lost their leaves, the rugged beauty of their textured bark and spreading branches are revealed. Large oaks with their full crowns create beautiful silhouettes against the winter sky, while the frost glistens on the golden branches of the larch.

The busy squirrel is easily spotted traversing the tangled network of branches with ease, gathering acorns for his winter feast. Red robins with their feathers all fluffed up against the cold follow the gardener waiting for tasty treats to be unearthed as he works the soil. It’s the perfect time of year to see a kingfisher perched above the icy river blackwater warming himself up in a patch of winter sun.

With its distinctive red-breast, the robin is a familiar sight across the UK
Robin perched on a branch
With its distinctive red-breast, the robin is a familiar sight across the UK

 

An Added Extra for Winter 2018 - Christmastide in the House

In previous years the house team have prepared and decorated the house for the festive period and the only opportunity for visitors to view inside would have been on the days of the annual Christmas Fair.

The Argory staircase at Christmas
The Argory staircase decorated for Christmas
The Argory staircase at Christmas
This year, the house will be open the weekend before; to allow visitors the chance to experience the magic of Christmas at the Argory and to hear of the traditions on the estate as the festive period approaches.

Ascend the sweeping staircase to view our beautifully decorated Christmas Tree in the Organ Lobby. Experience what life was like for the MacGeough Bond family and their servants as they prepared for the festive period. See the house in a whole new light and hear how the family celebrated Christmas in the 1800's.

The Argory will be open for guided house tours on 24 and 25 November from 11am to 4pm. The Argory gift shop, coffee shop and bookshop will also be open offering the chance of seasonal fayre and beautiful Christmas gifts.