I discovered the existence of Markenfield a couple of years ago on holiday. It sounded right up my alley, but it wasn't open when I was in the area. This year, when returning to the area, I discovered you could book a tour and afternoon tea and leapt at the chance. I wasn't disappointed! The hall itself is fascinating - not huge, but certainly beautiful and packed full of history. Our tour was given by an extremely knowledgeable friend of the family who was able to fit in a huge amount of information in an interesting and informative way. The talk was detailed, and in most rooms we were able to sit down to fully enjoy the experience. We were also able to explore on our own at various points and ask as many questions as we wished.
It is quite a different experience to visiting the usual National Trust type of stately home and one that is well worth seeking out.
In addition, the afternoon tea after the tour was absolutely magnificent - we all ate plenty and no one went hungry!
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