Each time we visit the Botanic Gardens I look across the countryside to a tower that stands on a hill and each time I wonder what it is and think that there must be quite some view from it, so this week we went in search of it.
We’ll quickly skim over that it took me two attempts and yes I was following the Sat Nav which decided it would rather take us to another wonderful place where we went to the very top of a castle which also had some breath taking views. Thankfully as members of the National Trust we were able to visit without it costing us anything on arrival and so we decided to stay and make an afternoon of it (little blog post to follow).
Turning back to Paxton’s Tower, we ventured through some little lanes, passing some gorgeous little cottages and pretty little villages and there, sat atop a hilltop before us was the tower. A Neo-Gothic folly erected in honour of Lord Nelson. The tower is under the care of The National Trust and I can’t ever recommend highly enough membership with them especially if you’ve small children, there are so many gorgeous properties and places to visit that frequently have attractions and events for children. Invaluable to occupy little ones and more so during school holidays!