Updated: Dec 3, 2021
Recently I was overjoyed to discover that The National Trust had announced their decision to throw open the doors to their historic mansions and country homes once again.
It was a blessing that the Trust kept their beautifully scenic parklands open to the public during lockdown, and I for one took advantage and visited as many local sites as possible. The parklands proved to be the sanctuary that I needed.
My closest parkland is Tatton, which is bursting at the seams with beautiful wildlife and points of historic importance. When I received confirmation that the mansion at Tatton was to be re-opened at last, I immediately booked tickets to tour it. The neoclassical architecture of the mansion is a marvel. It is breathtaking. I was therefore naturally keen to explore the interior, and my oh my was I blown away!
Upon entry you are greeted by an informal room decorated in the most gloriously golden colour palette. Traditionally, this room would have been used to host guests who were common visitors to the family.