I think "palace" is a bit misleading - what is presented now is a grand and formal family home that was modernised in the 1930s. It was used in medieval times as a formal royal palace but it's no Hever Castle; however it is a really interesting mix of styles and purposes. It was even used by the Army Education Corps in wartime England.
I wish there had been more information and architecture on the Renaissance use but I understand that some ruins are not reclaimable.
The original moat has been turned into a lovely garden, some formal, some casual, and some of the original moat - complete with enormous and greedy fish - remains. the kids loved this part best of course.
Visit in spring if you can to enjoy the garden. Otherwise the house is worth a short visit to see what Downtonesque life might have been like.
One note - parking was not as generous as expected although it was free. Lots of people had to park along the side of the drive but this didn't seem to create many problems.
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