The house is situated in 315 acres of woodland overlooking the river Blackwater. The house contains some fascinating furniture including a superb 1824 cabinet organ.
The National Seal Sanctuary in Helford Estuary is situated near the village of Gweek in Cornwall. The Scottish Sealife Sanctuary is set on the shores of Loch Creran, near Oban. At the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary in Norfolk you can also see Sharks, Otters, Penguins, Rays and Seahorses.
The area is exceptional in is natural beauty, to the left as you come down the steep hill is Larrybane headland which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, underneath large caves once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms. Facilities include a tea room.
The 80-minute guided tour of White Scar Cave covers one mile, and includes one of the largest caverns in the country. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain. It contains literally thousands of delicate stalactites, which hang from the roof in great clusters.
The gardens cover approximately 10 acres, including two woodlands.
Lemurs really are on the loose at West Midland Safari Park in the UK’s largest walk-through Lemur Exhibit. Located in natural woodland, beside a centuries old lake, “Walking with Lemurs” is an exciting new exhibit for 2011 that is home to a variety of Lemur that include Ring Tailed, White-Front Brown and Red Bellied – all native of Madagascar and now totally free range at the Park. There are themed Lemur talks and special activities organized throughout main holiday times.
West Midland Safari Park is not just about animals. Their Amusement Area plays host to a variety of over 25 family orientated rides, including two water rides, namely the Zambezi Water Splash and Wild River Rapids.
The Park has a great line up of seasonal events too, with late night opening throughout in August, Spooky Spectacular for October half term and Santa Safari which is a Christmas Wonderland in December.
Jenner's famous research on smallpox and his development of the first vaccine to protect against the horrific disease led to smallpox being the first and only human disease to ever have been eradicated in1980. This interesting museum and garden make a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Address: The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9BN