Giant Slide Installed At Stately Home!

A giant slide has been installed at the venerable Cliveden stately home while a 350-year-old staircase is repaired. Visitors to the estate near Beaconsfield in Berkshire can use the 21ft-high slide as an alternative route from the south terrace to the formal garden. The repairs are part of a £3.4m restoration project by the National Trust. Renowned for hosting exclusive parties and political gatherings, the estate became linked to the Profumo Affair because it was where war minister John Profumo first met 19-year-old Christine Keeler in 1961 and started a relationship. The estate was once described as a "playground for the rich". Sam Willis from the estate office said: "We wanted to keep that spirit alive."