The Haunting Haddon Hall

I love Jane Eyre, and I love Pride and Prejudice, so why not go visit a place where both of these were filmed? And so over the summer, in my quest for some Gothic inspiration for my dissertation, I also visited Haddon Hall, near Matlock! Unlike Tissington Hall, which had been somewhat modernised, Haddon Hall… Continue reading The Haunting Haddon Hall

My trip to York

After going to Tissington Hall I took a day trip to York, after hearing about the very Gothic York Minster! The Shambles, which are their original, Shakespearean roads, are beautifully preserved, with lots of antiquated shops. (It was a bit cramped though.) Then we arrived at York Minster, which is indeed delightfully Gothic, despite it… Continue reading My trip to York

The Ghastly Gothic Tissington Hall

Yes, I went and took a relaxing trip round Tissington Hall, outside Buxton. And it is fabulously Gothic! Sadly, I couldn't take photographs inside, so some images of the gardens will have to suffice. There was also the cunning eyes of Freddy the owl, watching us from afar: The house was really beautiful, and the… Continue reading The Ghastly Gothic Tissington Hall