Continuing on our Heritage Open Day visit we also visited the lovely Packwood House in Lapworth, Warwickshire. This was a short drive from Guys Cliffe House and so manageable to visit both in a day. The sun was still shining when we arrived at Packwood.
I often drive past Packwood en route to somewhere else and so I was keen to explore around the house and find out what treasures lay inside. Packwood is a Tudor house famous for its tapestries and amazing topiary garden.
I really liked this Jacobean house, it was light and homely. The tapestries cover the walls and floors and are exquisite pieces of art within themselves. I know that they are put away for the winter months and it would be fascinating to see how this is done. The house was visited by Queen Mary in 1927 and was restored between the first and second world wars into the house, that is preserved, for us to enjoy today. What I also liked were the stain glass windows, with the light flooding into each room.
We also ventured out to the lake, through the woodland and to the back of the house. Packwood’s exterior charms really do compliment the interior.