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Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA

At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War.

The building incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington's direct ancestors, and it is from here that the family took their surname of 'Washington'.

Much used and loved by local schools and community groups, including a hugely supportive Friends organisation, the Old Hall is also popular with couples wanting intimate wedding ceremonies and companies organising corporate events.

Winter events

Crisp winter days at the hall © Melanie Clarke

Come along to the hall this winter, we've something for everyone. Visit Father Christmas, shop at our frost fayre, take part in a festive workshop and enjoy a seasonal photography exhibition.

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