Monday, 20 January 2014

The Prospect Room

First and foremost, I'd like to apologise for my absence once again. My dissertation is coming along wonderfully and I am enjoying it, but it is really draining away my time. I seem to be spending my time solely on attending lectures, seminars, academic reading and commuting to university. I don't have a lot of time free at the moment. I do however have quite a few things to review, so hopefully I can squeeze some time free to update more!

I'd also like to apologise to those of you who are really quite fed up with these posts. I'm well aware that I've posted about Wollaton Hall several times recently, and I promise that this will be the last one! Some of you may recall that I mentioned that I really wanted to go on a guided tour, and a few weeks ago I finally decided to stop thinking about it and go while I had the time spare. The tour cost £2 or so to go up to The Prospect Room.


The Prospect Room is accessed by a spiral staircase and is situated above The Great Hall with spectacular views of the park and lake. It has a lovely atmosphere, but I really disliked the fake curtains on the windows and the batman memorabilia being up there. I'd rather see historical rooms stripped back instead of decorated poorly. However, it is absolutely worth a visit. The views really are wonderful, and Batman and fake curtains aside, it is a beautiful room.

After we visited The Prospect Room, we went out onto the roof, which I wasn't aware was accessible by the public.


The views of the park and the lake were magnificent, although it did get really chilly! We then went down to the Admirals Bath. They have ghost walks in the cellars of the hall, and I was quite glad that I skipped them on Halloween so I discovered that I really do not like small, cramped dark spaces. Luckily for me it was quite well lit, but apparently on the ghost walks they switch the lights off, which would undoubtedly frighten me more than the ghosts! I've not included any photos of this part because the lack of light made it difficult to photograph. We also got to see the servants' bells on the way out.



Overall, I would highly recommend the guided tours. Our tour guide was excellent. He spoke with a genuine interest about the hall, and unlike many tour guides, let us look around in peace for a few minutes before continuing with the tour. It's a wonderful building and it's definitely worthwhile to pay a small charge to see the period rooms.



Have you been anywhere interesting recently?

16 comments:

  1. That's just beautiful! I haven't been anywhere interesting in awhile...lol However, next weekend I am going to Portland's (OR) Comic Con and I am pretty excited about it. I have always wanted to go and like you decided I was done with wanting and just bought the tickets.

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    1. That sounds fun! Sometimes you have to stop saying that you want to do something and just do it! I have a big list of things places that I would like to visit it and I'm slowly trying to make my way through it instead of talking about it. I hope you have a lovely time!

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  2. You take such beautiful photographs :)

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  3. Amazing place and lovely pictures:)

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    1. It is a truly beautiful place! Thank you!

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  4. It looks gorgeous, and spooky :). Your photography is brilliant

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    1. It is! They hold ghost walks there quite often, but I've never been! Thank you!

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  5. Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself, even if things are incredibly busy. I would love to visit such a place and hope to some day. The most interesting place I've been to lately was a trip to an area in Kansas City called the River Market which included a very cool antique shop and an Ethiopian restaurant. I'd never tried African cuisine before and it was excellent.

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    1. Sometimes I think I need to be busy! At least I definitely can't complain about being bored at the moment!

      I hope you get to go one day! That sounds lovely. I love finding little interesting shops like that! What makes me sad about living in a big city is that there isn't many little unique shops to visit. I've never tried African cuisine either but I bet it's delicious!

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  6. I can understand what you're going through with your dissertation since I am in the same hectic situation at the moment :/ Nevertheless, I hope you find some time to post here as well!
    I love the pictures from the Prospect Room, I can imagine how wonderful it must have been to live there! (The servants' bells look confusing! haha)

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    1. Good luck with your work! It's so much the work itself that I'm having problems with, it's trying to find time to get my dissertation reading done whilst studying for my other modules and finishing my assignments. It's very hectic!

      I thought the same thing about the bells! I very nearly walked past them, they were opposite the door to exit and quite hidden away!

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  7. Wow, this place looks absolutely amazing, and so beautiful! I love your photography. there's something quite creepy about this place, but in a really beautiful way. I would love to go there sometime!

    Michelle
    The Girly Gamer

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    1. Thank you! The hall definitely has an eerie quality to it, I think it enhances its beauty! I hope you get to visit one day, it's a wonderful place.

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    1. It was really wonderful. I'm very glad that I went. Unfortunately my photos don't quite capture it!

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