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If you were one of the richest people in your country, and you had to build a vacation home in your home country, where would you build it?
I think I’d go for a beach mansion in California. Somewhere beautiful and dramatic — maybe Santa Barbara.
Well, the Duke of Westminster is one of the richest people in Britain. And for his vacation home, he chose Cheshire — a region in England’s northwest. And so Eaton Hall, just outside Chester, was created.
Eaton Hall is a private residence, but a few times a year, they open it up to the public. It could have not been timed more perfectly with my arrival in Chester — and it also happened to be on the most gorgeous day of the year!
Seriously, how often do you see days this beautiful in England?!
Dave and I enjoyed it greatly — and got lots of perfect photos.
A perk of visiting Eaton Hall in April — tulip season! The grounds were landscaped with such careful precision.
I attempt stealth.
And if the gorgeous landscaped grounds aren’t enough for you, Eaton Hall also has a beautiful lake.
This is just one of the many houses on the premises. I can’t even imagine how many people can be accommodated at once.
With a summer home like Eaton Hall, one thing’s for sure: it’s good to be the Duke.