Don't miss out on the 'presentation' before you view the house. State of the art 'stuff' that gives you a good background to the history of the house. The rooms open to the public are crammed full of artefacts and the decoration (particularly the ceilings) is beyond anything I've seen elsewhere. It would be nice to think that they will open further rooms in the future and give some of their pieces a little more room to breathe. All the room attendants we spoke to were well-informed and extremely willing to share their knowledge - not easy to do with so many people doubtless asking all the same questions!
The gardens of surprise is a delight for children and adults alike - be prepared to get at least a little damp! Perhaps my favourite area was the sculpture garden but it would have been nice to have a plan showing the location of the exhibits - I'm sure we missed some despite spending a considerable amount of time there.
Well worth the entrance fee.
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