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Unchanged for 400 years
A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power.
Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time.
With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting. There is no shop or tea-room, so you can truly believe you have stepped back in time.
Important information for visitors
Please note that entry is via a timed ticket system. All tickets are issued on a first-come first-served basis and there is no pre-booking facility. Ticket numbers are limited and entry cannot be guaranteed. For guaranteed entry, you can book places on one of our special out-of-hours tours and events.