Wilton House

August 28 2012

Image of Wilton House

Picture: Country Life Images

Apologies for the slow service lately - today I took the day off and went to Wilton House. If you haven't been it's well worth a trip. The picture collection, including a parade of Van Dycks, is first-class, and in most of the rooms there are no rope barriers, and it's possible to get up close to the paintings. I wasn't allowed to take photos, so I can't make a very useful report here. But I was impressed by the emphasis Wilton places on its pictures - there's a special painting guide book (a bargain at £3), and the room guides seem to know a great deal about the art. It was quite a contrast to some historic houses, where one can often struggle to find out basic artist information. 

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