The island will be closed to the public for the next more than five months. I think this is rather sad as the most of the camellias and early rhododendrons will be in full flower by March.
Violet Bryce werden - mit traumhaften Rundumblick, wie wir ihn auch heutzutage genießen können. | The former owners of the island Violet and Annan Bryce had planned to build a huge Florentine palace out of an old structure which was built around 1815 to defend the place against the Napoleonic invasion (which never took place). This Martello Tower was to be a garden room (ground floor), music room (first floor) and Mrs. Violet's room on top.
From the other side of the mansion she would have watched the seals.
She was very passionate about nature.