We had friends staying and thought a visit to Broadlands would be interesting. It was a total disappointment. The arriival is not encouraging. The park is in a poor state of maintenance. The car park with a couple of portakabins for toilets is some way from the house. Tours which last about 40 mins start in the stable block after paying the £8 per head. The garden tour consists of looking into a tatty walled garden through a small gate. Our guide, a volunteer, was hesitant and a relatively unconfident communicator. The narrative did not flow at all and we were left with the feeling that there was so much more we could have learned about the house, its history, its contents and the illustrious family that inhabits it still.
The overall impression is that visitors are a bit of a nuisance and should feel grateful to part with their £8 per head.
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