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Stately Homes & Gardens in Buckinghamshire

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Buckinghamshire Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

 
blank tabWADDESDON MANORStately Homes & Gardens
Waddesdon, Nr. Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
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This National Trust property is a magnificent French Renaissance-style chateau housing the Rothschild Collection of art treasures including Sevres porcelain and works by Gainsborough and Reynolds. It has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain featuring a parterre, seasonal displays, statuary, parkland, aviary and a woodland playground. There is also a contemporary art space, shops, a licensed restaurant and cafe and plant centre. With so much to offer a Waddesdon makes a memorable day out for everyone. On the A41 between Aylesbury and Bicester and conveniently situated for Oxford, the Cotswolds, Milton Keynes and London.
Tel: 01296 653226
E-mail: waddesdonmanor@nationaltrust.org.uk
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tabSTONOR PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Stonor, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6HF
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Historic home of Lord and Lady Camoy's and the Stonor family for over 800 years.

The house is surrounded by a wooded deer park in a valley in the Chiltern Hills. With its origins in the 12th century the house has architectural features of medieval Tudor and Georgian periods now with a warm red brick facade. The ancient family catholic chapel is situated alongside near the site of a pre-historic stone circle. To the rear of the house a hillside walled garden affords commanding views of the deer park. Inside on display are many items of rare furniture, sculptures, bronzes, paintings and family portraits from Britain, Europe and the USA. The family's catholic roots are evident and an exhibition within the house features the life and work of St Edmund Campion.
Tel: 01491 638587
E-mail: administrator@stonor.com
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blank tabSTOWE HOUSEStately Homes & Gardens
Buckingham, Bucks, MK11 5EH
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Stowe House, as the principle temple in the stunning National Trust Landscape Gardens, is an amazing neo-classical ducal palace with beautiful interiors.

The House dates from the 1680s when the Temple-Grenvilles, having made their money as wool merchants, settled on the site. Completely remodelled in the 1770s creating the glorious interiors visible today, the political ambitions of the family meant that by 1848 the entire contents of the estate had to be sold off to raise money.

This happened again (1922) just before the foundation of the famous Stowe School. The creation of Stowe House Preservation Trust (1997) in order to raise funds for a long-term restoration programme also increased access for the public. Explore the State Rooms and follow in the footsteps of 18th century visitors to Stowe.
Tel: 01280 818002
E-mail: rpeters@stowe.co.uk
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Stowe Landscape Gardens

Buckingham, Bucks, MK18 5EH
Tel: 01280 822850    Fax: 01280 822437    Box Office: 01494 755572
E-mail: stowegarden@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Gothic Temple Stowe Park Photo © Amanda Lewis
The Gothic Temple Stowe Park -
Photo: Amanda Lewis CCL
 

Europe's most influential landscape gardens. The scale, grandeur and beauty of Stowe have inspired writers, thinkers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day.




100ha (250 acres) of landscape gardens feature lakes, pasture, wooded valleys and open spaces, adorned with over 30 temples and monuments.

At the centre lies Stowe House, a great ducal palace and now home to Stowe School, which is opened to the public by Stowe House Preservation Trust.



There is free public access to 300ha (750 acres) of parkland surrounding the gardens and house, which are currently being magnificently restored to their former glory.


Discount National Trust Membership

 

Stowe House Photo © Chris Coleman
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Claydon House

Middle Claydon, Nr. Buckingham, MK18 2EY
Tel: 01296 730349 / 01494 755561 (Infoline)    Fax: 01296 738511 
E-mail: claydon@nationaltrust.org.uk

Claydon House Photo © mym
Claydon House - Photo: mym CCL

 

House famous for its 18th-century rococo interiors.

The extraordinary architecture of Claydon House includes extravagant rococo and chinoiserie decoration.

Features of the house include the unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Stairs.

In continuous occupation by the Verney family for over 380 years, the house has mementoes of their relation Florence Nightingale, who was a regular visitor.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Dorneywood Garden

Dorneywood, Burnham, SL1 8PY
Tel: 01628 665361     E-mail: dorneywood@nationaltrust.org.uk


Rose Garden - Photo: Colin Smith CCL

 

1930s style garden.


The house was given to the National Trust as an official residence for either a Secretary of State or Minister of the Crown.



Only the garden is open, with herbaceous borders, a rose garden, cottage and kitchen gardens.
 

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Hughenden Manor

High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 4LA
Tel: 01494 755573    Fax: 01494 474284    Info Line: 01494 755565
E-mail: hughenden@nationaltrust.org.uk     Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Hughenden Manor Photo © Christine Matthews
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Home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli.

Queen Victoria's trusted prime minister Benjamin Disraeli lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881.

Most of his furniture, books and pictures remain in this, his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life in London.

There are beautiful walks through the surrounding park and woodland, and the garden is a recreation of the colourful design of Disraeli's wife, Mary Anne.

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Long Crendon Courthouse

Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 9AN
Tel: 01494 528051    Fax: 01494 463310     E-mail: longcrendon@nationaltrust.org.uk

Long Crendon Courthouse Photo © David Hawgood
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Early 15th-century two-storied building.


Set in an attractive and unspoilt village, this building with its timbered, whitewashed and tiled facade was probably first used as a wool store.


It is a fine example of early timber frame construction.


Manorial courts were held here from the reign of Henry V until Victorian times.

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West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3AJ
Tel: 01494 513569     E-mail: westwycombe@nationaltrust.org.uk

West Wycombe House Park Photo © Jurek & Trish Sienkiewicz

West Wycombe Hill with the
church & mausoleum - Photo:
Jurek and Trish Sienkiewicz  CCL

 

Perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden, surrounding a neo-classical mansion.

The garden was created in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hellfire Club.

The house is among the most theatrical and Italianate in England, its façades formed as classical temples.

The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and decoration, with pictures, furniture and sculpture dating from the time of Sir Francis.

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Princes Risborough Manor House

Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP17 9AW
Tel: 01494 528051    Fax: 01494 463310

Elegant late 17th-century house. This red-brick house with Jacobean staircase and many original features was once owned by Sir Peter Lely, court painter to Charles II.

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Chenies Manor House

Chenies, Bucks     Tel: 01494 762888

Built in 1460 by Sir John Cheyne and added to in 1526 by Sir John Russell (Earl of Bedford), the Manor is now the Macleod Matthews family home. Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were entertained at the house, which includes a medieval well, dungeon and reputed priest hole. Its beautiful gardens include an extensive Physic Garden and two mazes. The visit offers guided tours and home-made teas.

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