We paid around £75 for three season tickets and then upon our visit found that the tour of this vast house is significantly shorter than it used to be and over pretty quickly as you are no longer allowed upstairs, this is not mentioned on the website. We asked two separate staff members about the 'downstairs tour' only to be told that there isn't one and never has been one which is odd as it is advertised on the website as " a glimpse of the lives of palace staff over the centuries". ???
Upon our arrival we also encountered roughly 20 oddballs walking back and forth chanting "bum,bum,bum humming and making odd miaowing noises and then another couple inside the entrance hall sitting in the middle of the floor making odd squealing sounds if you were unlucky enough to catch there eye, apparently this is what passes as 'art' nowadays ,but from our experience and the slack jawed stares of other visitors trying to stifle laughter it fell very wide of the mark and is sorely misjudged, the human interaction after lockdown that we desire is not an experience that makes us feel uncomfortable or angry that it has been inflicted upon us.
The house itself is amazing and wandering through the grounds was lovely, but all in all it felt as if we had been short changed,we understand that covid has drastically reduced your income, but we lost money too