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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  • Perfect summer day out loads to see loads to learn or just relax and enjoy the scenery its a beautiful place to visit  more »
  • Being members of English Heritage we had free entry to the grounds. You can take dogs as long as they are on leads. There are several walks through the woods and lakeside and a wildness walk with an a...  more »
  • What a lovely day out we had here. The gardens were absolutely stunning, and the house (what's left of it) is quite impressive. You certainly get a sense of the grandeur it would have once had. The re...  more »
  • I took my friend's kids here for the day and we all had a great time. They loved the parks and play structures but also loved exploring the ruins of the building. It was an incredibly beautiful property and I would love to visit again.
  • Beautiful grounds and the Court was awesome! Only wish we could've gone down into the basement. The fountain was having some preservation work done at the time but was beautiful nonetheless. Will definitely go again in the summer to see it firing!
  • Great place for a walk. Was lucky to have met an English Heritage tour guide, who shared some amazing facts about the grade 1 listed buildings, fountains and gardens. Beautiful church close to the court worth a visit. Church is heated and was a great stop on our winter walk 😊
  • Good find, lovely spot. Very helpful guide called Colin who gave us the lowdown on the place. Didn't have time to do all the walks but they looked pleasant. Not all facilities open this time of year. Would recommend for a visit.
  • Beautiful Historic building of natural beauty . Members of English Heritage get in for free. Try the afternoon tea in the Ladies Tea Rooms