I had never been to Ragley before, but it is a great place to visit. As is my habit I looked it up on wikipedia when I got home and was amused to find that Ragley allegedly means rubbish dump. Well it certainly is not that. The current hall appears to date from the mid 18th century though there has been something there from before Elizabethan times. But, but, the best bit of information of all is that it was used as the Palace of Versailles in the Dr Who episode 'The Girl in the Fireplace' - how wonderful is that?
Of course it is early in the year to visit a garden, but there was so much to see. I thoroughly enjoyed myself having a good wander around and now, of course, I have to go back later on in the season to see how the garden changes and develops. Seeing a garden in one season is like just squinting at it through one eye, I want to see the full effect as it goes through the seasons.
The website for Ragley is here and I have to say a big thank you to Ross for sparing the time to show me around.