Jul-Aug: house noon-5pm, park and gardens 11am-5pm last admission 4.15pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: telephone for timetable; Oct-Mar: closed
The building dates back to the end of the 15C; the great hall, with its sculpted enclosure, has changed considerably since it was built. The fantasy author, Bulwer-Lytton, transformed it into a Gothic masterpiece with a cupola; this style can be seen in particular on the chimney towers, painted panels and stained-glass windows in the large ceremonial room. The gardens and parkland will be especially popular with younger visitors.
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