You approach the terrace via a walk in the woods. In June this is a treat in itself but right now there is an exhibition by Emma Stothard of her animals woven from willow or wire to add to the experience.
The terrace itself is a broad expanse of lawn bordered by trees on the one side and the drop down to the abbey on the other. Both temples are worth a visit, the one nearest the gate (ionic) is opened for visits from time to time during the day so ask for the schedule and prepare for a bonus. If it's a nice day take a picnic as there are plenty of benches and acres of grass to sit on. If you like just sitting and looking at the view then this is the place for you.
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