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Splendid 18th-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting

In the 1750s at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours and outdo his political rivals. Thirty years on he was facing financial ruin.

Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the 18th century.

Claydon has been occupied by the Verney family for more than 550 years; the place is a testament to their fascinating fluctuating fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale.

Opening on 14 - 15 March 2015

Daffodils at Claydon

Daffodils at Claydon

Our house is closed for the winter season but we are re-opening on March 14 2015.

Watch our house team shake off the dust covers and bring the Gothic Room back to life in our opening weekend unveiling. The season is about to begin, we have lots of exciting events planned and would love you to come and visit us soon.

Get involved with 500 years of history

Volunteers working at Claydon

You can

  • meet new people
  • learn a new skill
  • enhance your CV
  • support your local property

We have lots of volunteering opportunities available to suit everyone. 

Keep checking our website for all the exciting events happening at Claydon this coming year that you could be part of.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Enjoy a lovely chocolate prize when you have a go at our Easter trail

Easter egg hunt weekend Friday 3 to Monday 6 April

Hunt high and low around the hidden corners of Claydon House on our Cadbury Easter Egg trail. Once you have cracked the trail, come and collect your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize from the shop.

Adventure trails at Claydon

Having fun following the trails at Claydon

Come and visit us this season, we have a whole host of trails for everyone to enjoy, from the Florence trail in May, our geocaching taster weekend in July, our summer 50 things to do trail in August or our spooky autumn trails later in the year. Our trails are fun for all the family so why don't you try one soon.



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