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Making the most of the NT membership!

Called in here on the way back from Scotland, beautiful castle and grounds, knowledgeable guides... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Simon R
Well worth the visit!

Had a great visit. Only problem is that the web site is wrong about signing in early for the house... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in here on the way back from Scotland, beautiful castle and grounds, knowledgeable guides and interesting contents! Well worth a visit!

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens were excellent and the walks available from and around the property were also excellent. The castle itself was really disappointing, the minimal number of rooms that you were allowed in all seemed the same but with different furniture i.e a bed or a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Only problem is that the web site is wrong about signing in early for the house guided tour. One needs to arrive at least 45 - 60 minutes before the tour starts in order to get a place. That said, we...More

Thank alwaysmoving_8
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely gardens, staff were very friendly, and the cafe had good food and drink. We had an enjoyable day. Just one thing I found annoying – the pricing policy. I have done a lot of charity work myself and worked for two charity organisations. Charity...More

2  Thank VangoMann
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made very welcome on our arrival but unfortunately the castle itself was 'out of bounds' due to a private function.....a meeting of the National Trust!! Could they not meet on closing day or 'after hours'??? However, the weather was good & we thoroughly...More

Thank Moorlandlass
Reviewed 1 week ago

the house is lovely with lots of amazing dark wood panelling, Despite its size and grandness, the house has a lovely warm feel which is not always the case with these big houses. The grounds are utterly gorgeous and very varied with an impressive kitchen...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£11.50 each to get in and £4 to park your car! Since the place is miles from anywhere I doubt anybody walks there so why price the parking separately, could it be to make the entrance fee seem reasonable, which it’s not? I realise the...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, typically great National Trust place but it doesn’t take long to view and see the gardens. Nice staff and the shop is good. Once you’ve been you’ve been so wouldn’t say it’s a place you’d go back to.

Thank Tireejuniors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here on the way to the Lake District .The House is fascinating and we joined a guided tour which I would recommend. Fascinating Stuart portraits and an amazing Tudor bedroom. The gardens though are splendid .Lots of different planting.and easy walking ....More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a beautiful sunny day about 11.15am. The house didn’t open until 12noon but for an extra £1 you could go on a guided tour before the house opens. This was well worth it. There were only 5 if us & it was...More

Thank Janet F
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Response from Nick and Angel S | Reviewed this property |
There isn’t a play park or anything that is aimed at entertaining really young children.