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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.

Cadbury Easter Egg trail

We completed the Claydon Cadbury trail

We completed the Claydon Cadbury trail

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

It's £2 per child per trail and you can start at visitor reception between 11am and 4pm from Friday 3 to Monday 6 April 2015. 

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.

Coming up in May

Come and join us in May when we celebrate our most famous resident, Miss Florence Nightingale. We start the month with our Florence birthday weekend on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May, followed by a Victorian themed children's trail from 23 May.

All events are from 11am until 4pm.

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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