After visiting Wimpole I really appreciate how much time and effort it takes to care for and maintain a library of this size.
Lady Henrietta was the bibliophile of the family and the sitting room is furnished how it would have looked during her lifetime
Henrietta's portrait can be seen just outside the entrance to the library
|Every stately house I've ever been in always contains copies of Encyclopedia Britannica. I suppose the spines look nice but I wonder if anyone has ever actually read them?|
One more small tip if you're thinking about visiting Wrest Park- you might want to eat your sandwich in the car, they seem to have an infestation of very persistent, aggressive wasps at the moment.