Admire the magnificent house
Allow 1-1.5 hours for the house. More about the house
Don't forget to look up
Keep your eyes peeled throughout the house because there are nine rooms with paintings on the ceilings. Make sure you ask a Guide to tell you about Mrs Hackett, the 1st Duke's housekeeper, while you're in the Great Chamber. She features on the painted ceiling.
Put your best foot forward
The 6th Duke bought the one metre ancient Greek marble foot that you can find in the Chapel corridor. It's thought to have been originally part of an 11 metre tall seated statue and is said to be a UK shoe size 101!
Can you hear the ROAR?
Keep an eye out for two lions at the end of the Sculpture gallery, but don't worry, they're friendly. There are a few other animals in the gallery as well. Can you find them?
Explore the great outdoors
Allow 1.5+ hours to explore the garden. More about the garden.
Explore the garden
There's plenty to discover at every turn in the 105-acre garden.
Time for refreshment
Stop by one of our food-to-go outlets, perfect for refuelling with lunch, an ice-cream or a snack.
Adventure in the park and woodland
Walk to the top of Stand Wood and discover grand vistas of the estate or explore our 1000-acre park.
Discover the depths
Climb the steps in the giant rockery for an amazing view and discover the depths using our interactive map.
Use our children’s trail to find the human sundial, the balancing rock and the Emperor fountain. How high do you think it is?
Water, water everywhere
From the winding Trout stream to the Emperor fountain which can shoot water over 250 feet in the air, there's water everywhere.
Did you know all the water in the garden comes from the lakes above and feeds the water in our toilets?
Adventure in the farmyard and playground
Allow 2-3 hours to explore the farmyard and playground. More about the farmyard.
Explore the farmyard
Discover our working farmyard, plus a woodland playground with a rope park and trampoline, slides, water and sand play.
Make new friends
Meet all of our farmyard animals - who's your favourite?
Bouncing and zipping
Let them bounce away on the trampoline, but don’t forget a zoom down the zipwire!
Get closer to nature
Our bird hide is a great place to learn more about local bird species and see them in nature.
Visiting with young children
Learn more about visiting with young children, including baby change facilities, feeding and more.