Trerice was the first place we visited. A National Trust property this Elizabethan style manor house retains much of its original features and really was interesting to look through it and enjoy the gardens.
Here we are, posing in front of our 'grand residence'.
Within the grand hall was armoury that we could try on...
This chain mail looks a bit heavy for us I tell Pinny.
I could try this on though!
Do you think the helmet is a bit big for me? Pinny asks.
On the table there were games and a puzzle for us children to play and do.
We try and do the puzzle - but it was HARD!
This looks interesting.
This sign tells us all about the tankard. What a shame it is damaged, but how wonderful that these things are still here for us to look at and admire - all the detail is amazing.
Oh if only I had been a little bit bigger I could have tried this on!
We weren't allowed to take pictures in the rest of the house as apparently many of the items are on loan from other places and they don't have permission for photography. However.... we got many admirers as people asked what we were doing. I told them all about how I offer holidays and that Pinny was over from the USA to visit me. A couple of ladies apparently had Sasha children as well and one of them said that when we got to the bedroom she would let us have our photo taken on the bed! How lucky were we?!
Here we are, I think Pinny felt quite in awe at sitting on such a magnificent bed. A bit different to our sleeping bags!
I thought we should have taken our shoes off, but the lady said it was okay.
Once we a had finished looking through the house we headed outside.
First up was a game of kayles (Cornish bowls)
Pinny wanted to play with this large set.
I decided to go for the smaller set as the ball looked more manageable
Yeah! I knock some over and give a good cheer.
The vegetable garden.
The gardens weren't huge, but still very interesting to walk round and enjoy.
To finish off we read the information signs (which we probably should have read on the way in!)