We had a day off and everyone said we should go here, so we did! The drive up from Greenville in the spring is very pretty, with all the trees in full leaf lining the roads. The estate is quite expensive to get in ($59), but that lasts the whole day and you do have 8,000 acres to explore. The grounds are beautiful and the house gives a view of times past. If you are used to stately homes in England, or mainland Europe, then you do recognise that some of the fixtures and fittings are older than the house, but it is a good insight into the world of the wealthy at the turn of the last century.