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Series exploring Britain's private country houses. Clandeboye is filled with artefacts found by Lord Dufferin on his travels, from stuffed bears to Egyptian monuments.

There are few other houses in Britain like Clandeboye - a monument to a man whose life was like a Victorian fairy tale of adventure, and a monument to the golden age of the largest and most far flung empire the world has ever seen.

Clandeboye House and estate was, like the empire itself, an epic creation - but unlike the empire, it still endures, a vignette of a now almost forgotten age and surprisingly little altered since Lord Dufferin died in 1902.

The house is overflowing with relics from the empire and Dufferin's aristocratic adventures - stuffed baby bears, Egyptian monuments, tiger skins and weaponry from India, Canada and Burma to mention just a few, with extraordinary photographic albums that document the collecting of these unique 'souvenirs'. Clandeboye is a genuine treasure trove.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 25 Mar 2012 19:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Dan Cruickshank
Writer Dan Cruickshank
Producer Jenny Dames
Director Jenny Dames


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