Take a tour

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Find out more about the history of the house, its collections and the work done to conserve it, by joining us on one of our tours:

Keeping House

What happened to the books in the Long Gallery during the flood in 2002? How are objects protected from light damage in a south facing room?

Led by the house team, this tour will give you a unique insight in to how the house is maintained and protected while ensuring it is looking its best for visitors. It will include the Great Hall, the West Turret Bedroom, the South Drawing Room and the Long Gallery as well as many other areas of interest, and identify specific conservation projects.

Availability: Every Friday at 11am

Duration: 30 minutes

Group size: 8-10

Tour cost: Free


Highlights Tour

This tour combines the history of the house and its collection, alongside snippets of gossip on the people who lived here. Led by volunteers, it will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of the house, giving you an exclusive opportunity to look around the house before it opens its doors to visitors.

Availability: Every day before the house opens

Duration: 1 hour

Group size: 12

Tour cost: Free

To book your place, please ask at reception on arrival. Please note for both tours it is necessary to have admission tickets for the house or National Trust membership. Tours only take place on days when the house is open. For further information please contact 01263 738030.