When you visit Durham City in North East England, plan a visit Crookhall and Gardens. (Twitter: @CrookHall).
The gardens are full of history with little secluded areas, beautiful flowers and ornamental sculptures and statues.
You can also visit the The Medieval Hall which is the oldest part of Crook Hall.
Here are a few pictures I have taken over the years. You can also view the photos in the Crook Hall Flickr Album via this link: www.flickr.com/photos/dominart/albums/72157621877348020