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House and Gardens tours cancelled

Park News
Wednesday, 17th January 2007 By Dan Ketteringham

The free tours of the house and gardens, which were scheduled to take place over the next few months, have now been scrapped.

The tours, previously held in November and December, gave visitors an insight into the park's incredible history, from the ruins of the house to the breathtaking gardens.

They were due to be held every weekend from now until March 17th, when the 2007 open season kicks off. Now, the decision has been taken to discontinue the tours and remove mention of them from the park's official website.

The reason behind the decision is that there is a large amount of building work currently going on around the park, and all areas need to be made accessible to vehicles and heavy plant machinery.

A spokesperson for the park said: "We are disappointed as we had a successful start to these tours pre-Christmas, but the health and safety of our guests is paramount and we need to ensure that we are ready for the 2007 season."

The house and gardens will however be open to the public during the Towers, Treats and Trails event in February. Entry to the event is free, so you can have a wander around the grounds without having to pay a penny.

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