Things to see and do at Farnborough Hall
Return to the 18th century and explore the life of the Holbech family. Enter this welcoming family home with its honey-stone walls, sentimental family items and photographs. Appreciate the finest plasterwork adorning the interiors and spot the many treasures that William Holbech II collected during the Grand Tour.
Family life in the country
Take a wander through the village to the church to take in the views of the grand walled Kitchen garden and further on the Game Larder enclosed by a Holly hedge beyond.
Explore the terrace
Experience the vision of one man, William Holbech II, and his grand landscape design as you amble up the terrace and take in the views of the parkland beyond. Where William used to wave to his brother in the nearby village of Mollington, now blocked by a coniferous woodland, planted after the war.
This long mile of grass walkway to the obelisk takes in the lovely views over the surrounding parkland and across to Warmington Valley, along with places to rest in the spectacular iconic temple and upstairs pavilion returning by the ornamental woodland with dappled light and shade.
Informality of the formal gardens
Beautifully hidden secrets
Just a short walk away still within the grounds of the formal gardens is a hidden gem of a magical cascade and foundations of a much later summer house.
Past to present, then and now
Take a stroll
The secrets of Farnborough continue outside of the formal grounds. Take a walk across the road and stroll around the Pools and woodland to take in the views back across the parkland a ‘rare example of a ferme ornee’ to the bastions along the Terrace.
Admire the grand staircase leading up to the first floor, with its 18th century skylight dome and beautiful wall decoration, all part of the grand design.