Explore the house on a tour of Clandon Park

Visitors on the walkway at Clandon Park

A visit to Clandon Park today is unlike a visit to any other country house. Once you’ve had the chance to explore the dramatic spaces opened up by the fire and the layers of history revealed, you’ll never look at a stately home in the same way again.

Book your place on a new tour of Clandon. Specially developed to bring to life some of our discoveries since the fire, you’ll be immersed in the house and its hidden stories. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through the fire-damaged spaces, revealing layers uncovered by the fire. 

Discover a country house laid bare

Clandon was always a remarkable house – grand, imposing and proud. The fire in 2015 has stripped away the house’s decorative surfaces and destroyed many of its timber floors and walls, leaving cavernous open spaces and layers of previously unseen craftsmanship revealed. Seeing it today in its post-fire state is a powerful experience, and one you won’t forget. 

Your tour will begin outside with a safety briefing – the house is a construction site so protective equipment is mandatory. 

Led by your expert guide, you’ll enter the house and explore some of the most important spaces, discovering the contrasting levels of survival and loss in different parts of the house. As we’ve been caring for Clandon we’ve uncovered a trail of hidden craftsmanship. You’ll hear about the people from all across the world who created the house, often unseen and unheard. 

After exploring the State Rooms, you’ll enter the basement, where you'll see an array of objects rescued from the house. You’ll see the astonishing vertical views from floor to scaffolding roof created by the fire, and you’ll hear about the challenges and complexities involved in caring for a house in this state. 

A family on the walkway into the Saloon at Clandon Park
A family on the walkway at Clandon Park in 2016
A family on the walkway into the Saloon at Clandon Park

Planning your visit 

You can join the guided tours at Clandon until Sunday 25 September. Each weekend, there will be 6 guided tours: three tours each Saturday and three tours each Sunday. Tours will take place at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. Space on each tour is limited to a maximum capacity of ten visitors. You can book your tickets online using the booking link, booking is essential. 

Clandon is a construction site, so hard hats and high-vis jackets will be provided to you and must be worn at all times whilst on the guided tour.

Amenities are very limited following the fire and so refreshments are not available. Temporary toilets (one accessible) are available on weekends when the tours are running. Please dress for the weather, with sturdy and sensible footwear recommended. This experience is not suitable for children under two years of age.

The basement walkway is accessible to wheelchair users, however there is no step-free access to the walkway on the ground floor section of the tour. This means that only half of the guided tour is accessible to wheelchair users. We admit assistance dogs only to the house guided tours.

When you first arrive at Clandon, turn right into the visitor car park where parking is free of charge for everyone. You can then then make your way towards our reception building to show your tickets. You’ll be asked for the surname that your booking was made in and, if you’ve booked as a National Trust member, we’ll also ask to see your membership cards.  

The Marble Hall at Clandon Park
Volunteer at Clandon Park, Surrey
The Marble Hall at Clandon Park

Booking your visit

Booking for the guided tour is essential. If you don’t book, we cannot admit you. Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay an admission fee when booking.

  • Please book one ticket per person
  • You’ll need to choose a timeslot for the day you want to visit
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Each week we'll release new bookings for visits. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot.