Although Hatton built the house in the hope that Queen Elizabeth would visit. However despite being a favourite at court she never came to Kirby.
The house is now largely a romantic ruin but parts have been restored. The audio tour of the house and gardens is also very interesting and worth listening to if you visit.
Used to watch reenactments etc there :)ReplyDelete
Last time I visited this place was about 13 years ago for the English heritage Festival of History.ReplyDelete