Last weekend 17th/18th June the Landmark trust opened the gate to the ruins of Old Campden house and the two refurbished banqueting houses. This gave an opportunity for the public to take a look around the site of this once great manor house as it is usually locked from the public.
With the sunshine blazing down on us the trip to once again walk around these buildings was a great afternoon out. With a little imagination it is clear to see that once upon a time this house would have been quite something. Built in 1612 by Sir Baptist Hicks it was easily the grandest house in Chipping Campden and villages around the town. Unfortunately due to the fire in 1645 the only remaining part of the original house is a very small ruin which has now turned pink in colour due to the heat of the fire. The Landmark trust have done a fine job in refurbishing the two banqueting houses and these are available to rent throughout the year.
Below are some of the pictures of the site that we took on our visit, hope you enjoy.
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