I have previously raved about this place, and yet the most recent visit was a complete disappointment!
We arrived to find that the Estate Drive was closed. Given the weather, this meant that we were therefore unable to use any of the activities located in the grounds. We decided to make our first stop the cafe....lucky we did given the rush/queue that came after us! (One of these days, the National Trust will work out how to do cafes!!!). We had 5 adults and 2 children; all the meals came out at different times, with the toasties after the sausage rolls had been finished! And as for the sausage rolls.....they came with a sweet corn and a beetroot pickle. Quite what had happened to the sweet cord pickle, I do not know, but if you can imagine buying a bag of corn for popping, and then accidentally using that cord to make a relish, you get an idea as to the consistency......
The Young Engineers house was....closed....apparently only open in the holidays....do the NT not know that some schools had the week either side of Easter as a holiday?
The house was as fascinating as ever.
I am lucky in that we were gifted lifetime membership of the NT. If I had been a fee-paying visitor, I would have been v v far from happy!!!!
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