My wife and I visited the Castle after staying the night at the accommodation offered on the grounds. It was included in our accommodation so we spent a good three hours soaking up the place. The castle is quite unique. When I first rolled up I was quite taken back, I guess I wasn't expecting much but then you're presented with this grand villa with a huge castle tower erupting from the center you kind of go wow, this is an actual castle. Now I've visited some castles in europe and no this is not as massive or grand as many of them but it's got this sort of crazy, vibe of colonial and victorian and gothic all rolled into one. Some of the detail in this place is simply amazing, the wood work and plaster is superbly done and the view from the top is worth entry on it's own. Your left to explore the castle on your own which I really enjoyed, but you're given a little pamphlet which gives you good little bits of info and guides your tour. The history and story of the castle and it's occupants is also very interesting and clearly explained if you take the time to read all the info. The gardens are also lovely and it was very nice taking a stroll through them.
We also decided to have dinner at the castle which MUST be booked in advance. This was an excellent experience and all of the staff at the castle were so professional and lovely, they make you feel like you're in a Jane Austen novel. Our meal was delicious and our waiter/host was a real gentleman. He was there before I realised I needed him and was never there when I didn't want him. Having the whole castle to yourself is an experience in itself. We had dinner with the other guests of the castle which turned out to be really lovely. It could have easily gone astray if the other guests were uncomfortable with sharing a table but the folks we had dinner with just made the experience even better. I rate the experience and the visit. It is a little expensive, but you really can make the most of it.
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