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Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill

Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life.

The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man. Additionally, every winter we put on a new temporary exhibition to explore Churchill in more detail and draw items out of storage.

The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.

Beyond the gardens there is an expanse of woodland with looped trails, natural play areas and swings. There's den building, a Canadian camp and opportunities to stretch your legs.

Please note: Timed tickets operate in the house to ensure maximum enjoyment for visitors. Find out more about timed tickets.

Uncover Chartwell

Last year, the National Trust's Uncovered event came to Chartwell.  Through a series of talks and tours, we explored Sir Winston Churchill's inspiration at his family home.  We've put together this video with footage from the day to give you a taste of what's in store when you visit Chartwell.

New ‘Churchill’ cat at Chartwell

Chartwell last month welcomed it's newest recruit- a marmalade cat as requested by Churchill himself. Jock VI is settling into his residency like the cat that's got the cream.

Easter Egg Trail

Join our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

18 - 21 April

Take a wet welly adventure exploring the natural playground of Churchill's children on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

  • Trails £2 per person
  • Starting in front of the lake and island

Signs of spring

Have you spotted any signs of spring in the Chartwell gardens?  Come and see the snowdrops, crocuses and peony buds - just some of our horticultural highlights.

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