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The Great Hall

 
An Elizabethan chamber, it has a typical stone flagged floor, tapestries, armour, weapons and the antlers of deer and wild cattle just as in former times and so has a rare and surviving quality of those courtly days.
 
The Minstrel's Hall
Medieval in form with the balustraded gallery above for singers, the hall is decorated typically with spears, banners, tapestries and a cloth captured at the battle of Omdurman, the site of the last cavalry charge.  The inscription reads “Allah Akbar” or “God is Great”.  Amongst the heads on the wall are the world record antlers for a giant prehistoric elk which may be half a million years old!  High up with the antlers is the world smallest deer amongst the heads of large red deer, which mark out the massive size of the giant elk.  There are two huge fireplaces one with original fire irons and a carved over mantel above the other.  The great log fires make a romantic setting for a banquet or any gathering.

 

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