I promised you more photos of the inside of this Stately Home.
Oh My! It really is 'Stately'
The house has been used as a film set for many films - Pride and Prejudice being probably the most well known.
I'll show you the meal we had first and then you can amble around the house, just as we did.
We decided that waiter service might take too long - we had paid enough to get in and that was with a twofer!(It would have been £40 for us both!)and we wanted to see as much as possible in the time we had.
The meal - cafeteria style - i.e. Queue up and get served, was delicious - we both chose slow roasted pork with lentils - lots of lovely mixed greens and new potatoes! Our drink - of course - water!!
Now you can take your time to look around - I'm sorry but these won't be in any sort of order but it will give you an idea of the opulence of the place!!
No words unless I think something could do with an explanation!
A lot of these photos are hubby's but he says it's OK to use them!
|The two tall pieces with tubes on them are Tulip Holders!|
This fabulous wallpaper was printed with the leaves on and the birds and flowers were handpainted!!
Similar ones were in most of the bedrooms.
This long hallway has mirrors on one side and DNA 'pictures' of members of the family!
The present Duke is very keen on showing off the art work and I will probably show some more of this another time!
It really was a Grand Day Out!
For now it is getting close to my bed time.
We are going out with some of the family to Crosby Beach tomorrow to see Anthony Gormley's "Another Place"
Thanks for looking, Chris