In the past 3 weeks I have visited six National Trust properties.
So here is my sixth festive visit, National Trust Hardwick Hall and hopefully it will not the last one for Christmas 2015
Before afternoon light disappeared we wandered around the garden spotting Santa logs, each with a different and slightly comical facial expression.
A grand welcome with 2 huge Christmas Trees festooned in red and gold baubles with beautiful skeleton leaves hanging from a branch over the dining table.
Upstairs yet some more gorgeous Christmas trees, candles, cerise and purple baubles and a birds eye view from the balcony of the entrance
The light had really dimmed by the time our visit inside Hardwick Hall was over but what an amazing sky & silhouettes of Old Hardwick Hall.
Some National Trust houses may still be open over the festive period but remember to check opening times before you leave.
Copyright Susan Guy