Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Just outside Ripon in North Yorkshire,UK stand the extensive ruins of an ancient abbey alongside a spectacular water garden.  The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal UNESCO World Heritage Site is managed by The National Trust.  The Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 and was home to a Cistercian Order of monks until the Dissolution of… Read More

Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey, in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order.  It is also where William Henry Fox Talbot captured the world’s first photographic negative, an invention which would change the way we see the world. … Read More

Dyffryn Gardens Summer 2017

A small selection of Summer at the National Trust’s Dyffryn Gardens in St Nicholas just outside Cardiff in South Wales taken in July 2017.  A Dyffryn Gardens Summer is full of colour as nature blossoms in the beautiful Edwardian gardens. Related galleries:  Photographs of Dyffryn Gardens through the seasons.  To discuss a photography assignment, please… Read More

Dyffryn Gardens Spring 2017

The late Spring colours of Dyffryn Gardens including some photographs taken inside the main house as restoration continues. Related galleries:  Buildings.  To discuss any photography assignment, please contact Paul on

Dyffryn Gardens Sunset January 2020

The Winter sun was setting as Jackie and I wandered around the wonderful Dyffryn Gardens.  With the back of the historical house was bathed in golden light, we headed to the newly renovated fountain and pond.  By kneeling on the damp ground, we could see the reflection of the house in the still waters.  This… Read More

Dyffryn Gardens Christmas 18

The rain held back and there were wintry blue skies above the National Trust’s Dyffryn Gardens.  The perfect time to stroll around the gardens in search of special Christmas trees.  Dyffryn Gardens Christmas 2018 features trees that reflect the history of the wonderful house and grounds.  Even during an afternoon out with my wife, I… Read More

Dyffryn Gardens November 16

One of my favourite photographs taken at the National Trust Dyffryn Gardens house and grounds was taken in the Autumn of 2016.  The low light shining through the deep red leaves of the acer tree was lovely.  In fact, I think the expansive arboretum is never more spectacular than when the trees are losing their… Read More

Dyffryn Gardens Autumn 19

The beauty of Dyffryn Gardens in the Autumn sunshine as the wonderful gardens transform into a Winter slumber.  Stunning Autumn colours.  This set of photographs were all taken using my 8-15mm Canon fish-eye lens. Related galleries:  Buildings.  To discuss any photography assignment, please contact Paul on