Fiona Horan

Herstmonceux Castle 7″x5″ greetings card

£2.60

7″x5″ greetings card of the Victoria Palace Theatre in London, based on one of my original linocuts. Blank inside for your own message. It comes with a white envelope and cellophane wrap. UK p&p included in price.

5 in stock

Description

7″x5″ greetings/art card of Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, taken from one of my large linocuts. Blank inside for your own message. It comes with a white envelope and cellophane wrap. UK p&p included in price.

The card is 7″ by 5″ or 178mm high by 127mm wide portrait format with the fold on the long side. The image has a white border around it. The card comes with diamond flap white envelope and clear cellophane sleeve. The card weight is 300gsm and is blank inside for your own message.

It would also look good framed!

Visitors can’t usually look inside Herstmonceux Castle as it belongs to a Canadian University, I believe. However, you can spend a happy few hours exploring the grounds which include woods and gardens. There is an impressive line of very old looking chestnut trees and a cafe. In the summer every year, the castle has a medieval festival at which you can see jousting and siege re-enactments. There are also a great many history enthusiasts camped out and wearing clothing of the era, who know all about various aspects of medieval life like archery, cooking and metalworking.

Next door to the castle and grounds is the sister attraction of Herstmonceux Observatory, the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory after it left London in the 1950s for the clearer skies of Sussex. The main telescope was eventually moved again, to the Canaries, and the site at Herstmonceux has become a Science Centre, open to the public. Six telescopes still remain there, and there are often stargazing evenings.

Hopefully I will do a linocut of the telescopes at some point.

A card is also available of my linocut of nearby Great Dixter.