Facilities & access


  • Contemporary menu in our friendly, modern West Wing restaurant
  • Drinks, snacks and outside seating area at the Porter's Lodge cafe
  • Sweets and treats, toys, gifts and books in our West Wing gift shop
  • Plant and garden centre conveniently near the car park
  • Parking 200 yards from West Wing and house
  • Dogs welcome (apart from in the Italianate gardens), but please keep on leads where there is livestock and take note of signs
  • Free house tours only until 1pm subject to availability
  • Free regular garden, park and family tours
  • Groups welcome - please contact us before you visit
  • Parking for coaches and motor homes

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's play area
  • Children's guide
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • Family activity packs
  • Family events and activities
  • Family 'trim trail' in woods
  • Family cycle route


  • West Wing - fully accessible to visitors
  • Lift to all levels in the Rotunda - restricted access for mobility vehicles and wheelchairs due to the building's structure
  • Designated mobility parking in main car park for Blue Badge holders; a golf buggy service to and from the car park in the main season
  • Outdoor wheelchair available from West Wing
  • Drop-off point for passengers with disabilities at the rear of the West Wing
  • Partly accessible grounds (map available), loose gravel paths, some steep slopes, terraces and steps; five single-seater Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) available
  • When visiting the Rotunda, we ask that you leave pushchairs, food & drinks, large bags and rucksacks in West Wing reception
  • To avoid damaging floors in the Rotunda, we ask that heels on shoes are larger than a postage stamp in area (no stilettos)