I'd never heard about this place until I noticed the National trust were giving away free visits to a selection of their sites with a voucher in the Times this weekend.
I viewed a selection of sites near to where I live and decided upon this one.I'm really pleased I did,only the weather spoiled the chance of walking around the beautiful gardens,the rain was horrendous,but luckily i got a glimpse of them from the upstairs windows in the castle.
Parking is free on site,with lots of spaces.The cafe is very reasonable indeed and the gift shop has lots of great things to purchase.
The walk from the reception to the castle is less than a minute and if it is raining they have loads of umberellas you can use to keep you dry which is a nice touch.
You are given a set time when you can have a guided tour around the castle for a fee of a pound per adult and kids are free,it's well worth paying the extra pound for the tour.
The tour normally lasts for approx 35minutes,our groups tour ran over as there is so much history to talk about.You are allowed to walk around the castle rooms alone once the tour is over,there are more rooms to discover that the guide doesn't visit.
Thoroughly enjoyed today and will be back to visit the gardens on a nicer day.
Please be aware that the castle is closed to the public on a Friday and Saturday.
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