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Country home of the Victorian statesman Benjamin Disraeli

Hughenden offers a vivid insight into the charismatic personality and colourful private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, who lived here from 1848 to 1881. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia, and there's even a Victorian playroom for younger visitors.

A secret wartime past is revealed in our Second World War room in the cellars, with interactive exhibits and eye-witness accounts. Experience the immersive wartime displays in our ice house bunker and find out why Hughenden was high on Hitler's hit list.

We've recently opened our 3rd floor rooms where you can take in colourful vistas of the surrounding countryside. Or pause for a moment to reflect on Disraeli's reputation as one of the leading authors of the Victorian period.

The formal garden has been recreated based on the original designs of Mary Anne Disraeli and there are woodland walks surrounding this country home throughout our rolling parkland.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the 50 things © National Trust

Let us know if you’ve tried any of the 50 things

Our woodland and parkland are perfect for climbing trees and building dens. Grassy banks around the formal gardens are ideal for rolling down; see wildlife in nooks and crannies.  You'll think of even more when you arrive.


Hughenden's outdoor gallery

Statue with feet : Man and Matter (2015) Corinne Felgate © National Trust / Fran Penny

Statue with feet : Man and Matter (2015) Corinne Felgate

Each summer Hughenden's parkland, gardens and manor become a gallery for an art installation. This year Corinne Felgate's outdoor sculpture trail links and gives a new dimension to objects associated with Disraeli.

Apples aplenty

Three rosy red apples ready to pick © David Sellman

Three rosy red apples ready to pick

As we near our Apple Weekend we need to collect the harvest.  You may have enjoyed picnics in the orchard below the blossom or swelling fruit.

Pumpkin carving and Autumn trail

Three rosy red Coxs Pomona apples ready to pick © Jenny Sutton

Three rosy red Coxs Pomona apples ready to pick

At the end of October children can carve pumpkins and follow an Autumn Trail.