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Witley Court & Gardens, Great Witley

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is unlike any ruin I have previously seen. The shell remains quite substantial which enables you to envisage the amazing house as it once was. The property is run by English Heritage and a lot of...  read more »
  • Very well kept landscape and mostly informal gardens with hard surface paths. Easy for push chairs and wheel chairs. The ruin of the house is interesting and the church is well worth a visit. Very goo...  read more »
  • Thought I would share this photo of an aerial view of witley court. Lovely view from a drone ;) approx 6 pm on a nice summer evening 
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