This visit will be particularly useful when we are reading Turn of the Screw and The Moonstone.
the Chirnside family arrived in Victoria from Scotland in colonial times and created a vast pastoral empire. In the 1870s they built a gent Italianate mansion ( Victoria's largest) and they lived there until the 1920s. It then became a Catholic seminary and they built onto the original building which is now a hotel. Parks Victoria took over in the 1970s and restored the original building to its 1870s grandure.