Revisit Victorian times at Hughenden Manor, once the country residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Join a daily guided tour for an entertaining look into the personality and life of this charismatic politician, and browse through an impressive collection of his personal memorabilia. To learn about the manor’s wartime past, visit the cellars, which feature interactive exhibits and firsthand accounts. Stroll through the formal gardens, or pick up an informative walk leaflet and head for the ancient woodlands. This area is renowned for its diverse birdlife, and if you tread lightly you just might hear the tapping of the woodland woodpeckers. The site also offers numerous activities for families with kids, like tree climbing and den building. Check online for opening dates and times. Before you head to High Wycombe, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly High Wycombe vacation builder app , to make sure you see all that High Wycombe has to offer, including Hughenden Manor.
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Visited here mainly because of the Disraili connection but we were more taken by the WW2 story. The premises was used by the RAF in the war to create detailed maps for Bomber Command. The was an excel... more »
This is a really fascinating place to visit. Not only do you see the house as it would have been when Disraeli lived there, but there is also an interesting exhibition about the role the house played ... more »
This is my second visit and its amazing how much you miss first time round. This time we walked to the monument up the opposite hill, which gives you a view of the house from a distance. There are som... more »
If you like your political history this is a great place to visit. Original documentation is publicly on view, & in part of it, you feel as if you have been transported back to the 2nd world war. If not, I don't like to say it, but it is a bit boring. The house for me, is nothing spectacular, nor are the gardens compared to a lot of the National Trust places you can go to. But if you are interested, they hold different events throughout the year, one includes a 1940's theme event, where by you can dress up 1940's style, & they have music and singers to go with it all. That sounds worth a visit in itself.
Not the prettiest of country houses nor the grandest. The house's style is a tad austere urban and urbane for it's situation. A good deal of memorabilia, free parking and talks offset the significant entry price. Disraeli was probably the best of tories: introducing health and pollution improvements, free parks and museums - together with highlighting inequality and poverty. This reminder of humanitarian Conservatism should shake up current supporters of that ignoble Party.
Nice place. Good facilities and decent car park. Large picnic area and children play ground. 7/10
Lovely day out; whether you are a budding historian or simply want to take a stroll there is something here for everyone.
Very interesting house and garden. Excellent talk on it's wartime roll.
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