Witley Court & Gardens, Great Witley

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A massive fire in 1937 destroyed Witley Court & Gardens, once one of the largest houses of England. The interior of the house was completely ruined, leaving only a shell of the palatial structure. To contrast the ruins of the mansion, take a walk through the well-maintained gardens. Pause to admire the fountains that still work like they did in the 1800s, and use the audio guide. Visit the small, attached church where Handel once played to see some baroque frescoes. For a break, play in the treehouse and run across the rope bridge at the Wilderness Play Area. Plan your visit to Witley Court & Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Great Witley tourist route planner.
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  • Sadly the famous fountains were undergoing repairs, however this did not mar the visit to this amazing ruin and gardens. The church was beautiful and the guides incredibly knowledgeable and happy to s...  more »
  • Plenty of information available to make it more than just a burnt out big house! It was interesting to be able to see what lies underneath the normally high polished interior of a large house. It's qu...  more »
  • I remember going here 40 years ago when it was an open space littered with ruins of an opulent bygone era...absolutely amazing gardens and house that sadly fell into ruin. They are now being slowly re...  more »