A few points that will be helpful to you when visiting us...
Sharp-heeled shoes can cause damage to the historic floor coverings, and if you are wearing shoes with heels, you may be asked to wear alternative footwear whilst in the House. Alternative slip-on footwear will be provided free of charge at the House entrance.
In order to protect the fragile historic collection and the many smaller individual items on display, pushchairs or walking stools are not permitted within the House, and we request that babies are carried in a front sling or hip-carrying seat, available at the House entrance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following a review of its photography policy by the National Trust, we are happy to confirm that visitors are welcome to take photographs in the House.
We would be very grateful, though, if you did not use flash, since much of our collection is highly light-sensitive. You may therefore be asked to ensure that the flash option on your camera or phone is off before you come in.
Please can we request that you keep a reasonable distance from the objects within the house when taking photographs.
There may also be particular restrictions around objects on loan, as requested by the lender, but there will be notices to alert you if this is the case.
If you would like to take photographs for non-personal or commercial purposes, please contact the Collection Department in advance (please ask the House staff for details).
We would ask you to refrain from using mobile phones in the House.
Large Bags, Food and Drink
To prevent accidental damage in the House we do not allow large bags, food or drink to be taken inside with you. These items can be left at the House entrance, and then will be waiting for you to collect as you leave the House. Alternatively, you may prefer to leave items in the car.
Our outdoor events programme takes place whatever the weather, so don't forget to come prepared.
All tickets are non-refundable, this includes House entry, Gardens entry and Event tickets.
On occasion it may be necessary for us to close certain rooms in the House, or areas of the property, in particular the Wine Cellars. We will endeavour to give advance notice of any room closures, and we apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Other than assistance dogs, we regret that we do not permit dogs within the main Gardens or House. If you need to leave a dog in a vehicle during your visit, please notify a car park attendant, and they will try and find a shady parking spot.
Download a copy of our Gardens Map in advance of your visit.