The First Floor

THE STATE ROOMS OF THE sixteenth and seventeenth century Castle were situated on this floor. At that time there was a lavishly furnished drawing room hung with a set of fine tapestries, The Story of Diogenes.

From this room double doors led into a state bedroom and, beyond, to the duchess’ closet, which was situated in the West Tower. Within the damask hung closet there was an interesting collection of small cabinet pictures.
Today the space is occupied by the Ante Room, Library, and Drawing Room, as it was in the late nineteenth century.