Biltmore House has one of the most stunning situations imaginable, against the Appalachians, folding away behind it. It has terrific gardens, designed by Olmsted - so there's a curious echo of Central Park. But the house itself ... I guess it's what Donald Trump would have lived in a hundred and twenty years ago - opulence upon dark wooden opulence. The art work was downplayed, and not easy to view - and not that interesting: a handful of Sargeants, a Boldini, a couple of small and very chocolate-boxy Renoirs. The most curious thing, among all the fresh flowers, were the wedding dresses - wedding dresses from recent films, set in every room, like a ghostly flock of Miss Havishams.