Shaw’s Corner – The Tour

As mentioned in my post about getting to Shaw’s Corner, I had noticed on the NT app that tours of the house were being offered. The tours, two per day at 11.15 and 12.15, are free of charge, but booking is required – either by phone or online, via the National Trust website/Eventbrite. I thoughtContinue reading “Shaw’s Corner – The Tour”

Shaw’s Corner – Getting There

There’s only one National Trust property that’s anywhere near me in central Hertfordshire, and that’s Shaw’s Corner, the country home of playwright George Bernard Shaw. It might be relatively close, but there’s no public transport to the door – the nearest bus routes all pass about 2 km away and so the last stretch involvesContinue reading “Shaw’s Corner – Getting There”

Leigh Woods

The day after our visit to Tyntesfield, as we were in Bristol, we wanted to visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge (Mr NTbB is an engineer and I studied Brunel at school). On the far side of the bridge from Bristol is the village of Leigh Woods, which is adjacent to Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve,Continue reading “Leigh Woods”


For my first adventure, we (Mr NTbB and I) started with a fairly simple journey. We’d already arranged a weekend in Bristol, travelling down there by train, so a trip to Tyntesfield on the bus seemed pretty straightforward. Tyntesfield offers a 20% discount in the shop and café for those arriving by public transport –Continue reading “Tyntesfield”