Things to see & do

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Man and Matter

Follow the new art trail through the parkland, gardens and Manor.

Artist Corinne Felgate explores the life of the Manor's most famous owner, Benjamin Disraeli, through a series of  new artworks. 


Pirate fun at Hughenden

Try our free pirate trail, available everyday throughout the summer holidays, and discover hidden treasure.

Join us on Thursdays and Fridays and enter into the pirates' lair. Decorate the pirate ship and make swords and sea creatures.


Hughenden's wartime story

Hughenden as it might have looked during war © Tricia Lockhart

Hughenden as it might have looked during war

Some of Hughenden's wartime activities became known comparatively recently. Visit the cellars in the house, the ice house, the walled garden or apiary as each was an important element during Operation Hillside. Join us 12-13 September for our annual 1940s weekend, fun for all ages.

Each season has treasure to spot

Tortoiseshell at Ashridge © C Wise

Tortoiseshell at Ashridge

Try our illustrated seasonal spotter guides for both parkland and woodland but keep your ears open for the sounds of our surroundings, too.

Autumn parkland  Autumn woodland Winter parkland Winter woodland

We love Hughenden

From late June into July the parterre is at its best. © Tricia Lockhart

From late June into July the parterre is at its best.

Those who love Hughenden quote a variety of reasons. Many love the fact the house feels homely, others favour the dual stories of Disraeli and its wartime role. The wildlife and peace so close to a commuter town attract others. What is your favourite aspect - let us know.

Plan your visit