After our 2013 visit to the RHS flower show at Tatton Park, I’d made plans to return and visit the house. Entrance is via National Trust membership.
We finally made it there (little people in tow – they stayed outside while D and I went around the house).
From Tatton’s own website:
Set amidst more than 50 acres of Tatton Park gardens, at the heart of 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland, the elegant Mansion house at Tatton Park sits in an elevated position. The impressive portico of the South Front dominates the view of the house from the parkland.
From the turn of the 18th century the Egerton family made a home on this site. An earlier house was extensively re-modelled in the Neo-Classical style, between 1780 and 1813 by the architects Samuel Wyatt (1737-1807) and Lewis William Wyatt (1777–1853).
The rich furnishings of the Tatton Park mansion and its important collection of paintings and books reflect the growing wealth and status of the Egerton family at the end of the 18th and during the 19th centuries. The mansion houses one of the National Trust’s finest libraries and an outstanding collection of Gillow’s of Lancaster furniture.
I think they enjoyed the trip to the dead person’s house (as they call them).
When visited: October 2014