|Photography by Matthew Mead|
People say that it is haunted and there are ghosts. Wouldn't surprise me! According to records there are over 1200 unmarked graves on the site. It started off as a horrible place to be when it was first established in the mid 1800s, however serious advances in the way people with mental illness and mental disability are treated were made at the hospital and treatment methods developed there form the basis for some therapies still in use today.
Despite the site's history it still made a beautiful backdrop for our photographs with some truly stunning buildings and views. There are some great spots for picnics and recreation; it is popular with dog walkers and joggers, including the one that tried to take a sneaky look at us being photographed and tripped face first! For the record, she was okay.