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The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family and historic village
West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the creation of the 2nd Baronet in the 18th century.
This Palladian gem is frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics such as Cranford and Little Dorrit and more recently in the television series, Downton Abbey.
West Wycombe is a historic village with bags of charm. Its streets are lined with cottages and inns of varying architectural styles, dating from the 16th century through to the 18th century.
Explore the village and then make your way up West Wycombe Hill for breathtaking views over the surrounding Chilterns countryside and designed landscape of West Wycombe Park and village.
Other delights in the village include churches, a mausoleum, caves (not National Trust) and a variety of gift shops and stores.
Save the date
West Wycombe House is now closed to the public until June, but we look forward to seeing you again when the park re-opens in April and there's an exciting programme of events planned for the summer season.
Summer solstice big camp - Saturday 20 June, 5pm
A family night out under canvas in a fabulous lakeside setting. Campfires, story-telling, music and star gazing. Adults £30, children £20 and under-5s free. Booking is essential on 0844 2491895.
Father's day outdoor show - Sunday 21 June, 11am - 4pm
Treat Dad to a day out and explore new ways for the family to enjoy the countryside. Normal admission rates apply.
West Wycombe summer fayre - Saturday 11 July, 11.30am - 4pm
Family activities, music, tractor rides, archery, falconry, food, drink and craft stalls all bringing together the best West Wycombe village has to offer. Adults and children over 12 all £1.
The Taming of the Shrew - Saturday 18 July, 7.30pm
Shakespeare's rumbustious comedy. A loud-mouthed braggart meets a woman who suffers no fools gladly and neither is lost for words. Adults £16 and children £12. Booking on 0844 2491895.
Twelfth Night - Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm
Shakespeare's joyous tale of love, laughter and mischief. Performed in full Elizabethan costume by the all-male cast of The Lord Chamberlain's Men. Adults £16 and children £12. Booking on 0844 2491895.