It was a hideous day when we drove up to the palace, rain lashing down and cold. In weather like that it's a long walk to the entrance and we were soaked when we got in. Headed straight to the Oxfordshire pantry to dry off and have lunch. What a mistake. There was no soup, no sandwiches, no hot food at all apart from a couple of sad, old looking sausage rolls. The staff were clueless, had no idea what to do or how to cope with the influx of people. On a wet Tuesday in May this was sad. What will it be like in the summer when the schools are out and the tourists arrive en-mass. But, good news is, that was the only disappointing part of our trip. We did all the Palace guided tours and they were amazing. The staff are very informed, energetic and happy to share their information, which is vast. It's such an amazing piece of our history you feel privileged to be allowed to share it. We didn't venture out into the gardens (rain) but I can't wait to go back when the sun is shining. Will then head to the Champagne bar which looked wonderful!
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