Things to see & do

Discover a variety of new, old and unusual books at Upton © Victoria Wright

Discover a variety of new, old and unusual books at Upton

Books, books, books!

We now have two collections of second hand books at Upton - one in our summerhouse and one down in the basement. The books vary from modern to rare and unusual so there is something for everyone.

The house

Viscount Bearsted acquired Upton in 1927 for entertaining and to house his important collections of art and porcelain.

He extended the 17th century building at either end and completely re-modelled, every room.

The gardens

Come along a see our stunning collection of tulips.

Under the energetic guidance of Lady Bearsted in the 1930s, the grounds you see today were landscaped by one of the country's first female garden designers.

Events at Upton

Don't miss out on events at Upton

There's something for everyone at Upton from garden trails to drinks on the terrace. Check out our events schedule to find out what's happening throughout the year. 

For families

See all that Upton has to offer including events and games for big kids and little ones, especially during school holidays.

For groups

Whether your group has a special interest in an aspect of the house and gardens or you just want a place to visit together, Upton can help you get the most out of your visit. 

Eating & Shopping

Visit our newly refurbished Pavilion Restaurant and try our tasty seasonal menu. Upton Stores provides lots of present buying opportunities and souvenirs from your visit.