Long Library

The Long Library is thought to be the second longest room in any house in England.

Originally intended as a picture gallery, it is now home to over 10,000 books collected by the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

As well as portraits of past monarchs, the room houses a number of portraits of members of the Marlborough family. Above the bookcases are portraits of Queen Anne, King William III and the 1st Duke, together with those of three of the Duke's daughters: Elizabeth, Countess of Bridgewater; Anne, Countess of Sunderland, and Mary, Duchess of Montagu.

At the end of the room, the magnificent Willis Organ was installed by the 8th Duke and Duchess in 1891. It bears the inscription: 'In memory of happy days and as a tribute to this glorious home we leave thy voice to speak within these walls in years to come when ours are still.'

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