Things to see & do
Glimpse behind the scenes
Winter is when the house undergoes its big clean and all essential conservation work takes place. Furniture will be covered over and put to bed during the dark, cold months, portraits will be taken down and sent away for the winter, and the staff will be wrapped up to spend hours delicately cleaning each individual object.
Discover the parkland and swings
Discover the hidden swings in the garden and parkland. Swings are fun whether you're young in years or just young at heart. Explore beyond the gardens and find ancient trees and a mill copse, a great place for a game of pooh sticks.
Discover a garden that has moved with the times but remains true to its roots, where Elizabethan stonework is the backdrop to flower borders bristling with colour. Discover Pudding Houses, raised terraces, balustrades and the unity design that links the gardens to the house.