Plan your visit to Hughenden

Hughenden Manor in the sunshine

The house is shut from 4 Jan - 11 Feb for conservation work. The gardens, cafe and shop remain open as usual.

Tickets and arrival

Hughenden is no longer a bookable site. Please purchase your ticket when you arrive or show your National Trust membership card at Visitor Welcome. Your ticket does not guarantee entry to the house as numbers are limited for safety and entrance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The house and gardens are open, along with the parkland, woodlands, shop, café and second-hand bookshop.

The car park is at the top of a hill, so a gentle walk down to the property but a walk uphill when you are ready to leave.

The car park is open until 4pm, last entry is at 3.30pm when the gates are closed.

A view of Hughenden manor from the north lawn entrance, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Map of Hughenden

Download a map of Hughenden here before you arrive or use your phone to take a photo on the map on the board in the car park when you arrive. Please note, some elements many not be open or available on the day you visit, we appreciate your understanding.

Staying safe

Safety remains our priority for our staff, volunteers and visitors, and the following Covid safety measures are in place:

  • Hand sanitiser stations are available at the welcome kiosk, manor, shop, bookshop and café
  • Touch points are sanitised in all areas of the property as part of our cleaning regime
  • Perspex screens are in place at till points in the shop, café and visitor welcome kiosk
  • An NHS Test and Trace QR code for the property is displayed on the information boards in the car park and outside the stableyard for visitors who wish to take part. A paper version is available at the welcome kiosk for those unable to use the app
  • We ask you to wear a face covering in our indoor spaces, such as the shop and manor, and in any areas which are busy
  • Ventilation is prioritised and wherever possible windows and doors are opened to ensure good air flow

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus, please don’t visit.

Facilities

The toilets in the stableyard, including access and baby changing facilities, are open and cleaned regularly. The café is open every day, from 10am-3.30pm, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams, hot snacks and sandwiches.

The shop is open every day from 10.30am-4pm. The second-hand bookshop is open from 10am-4pm, located in the west wing of the manor.  Please make a cash donation in the box, or pay by card in the shop.

Access to the manor

The house is closed from 4 Jan-11 Feb for conservation work. It will re-open from 12 February every day from 11am-5pm, last entry is at 4.15pm. Entrance is allocated at the house on showing a valid visit ticket or NT member card.

Numbers are limited for safety and on a first-come, first-served basis, so a visit ticket or member card does not necessarily guarantee entry to the house on busy days. Please bear with us as we may need to close some floors/elements on the day depending on staff and volunteer resources.

Exploring the gardens

Our gardens are looking lovely, but with the restrictions of Covid over the last two years, and a huge area to care for, some areas are a little wilder than you would usually see.

The Disraeli's had a passion for trees and there is a mix of decidous and evergreen around the grounds, so some areas with welcome cover in wet weather and others with skeletal shapes to enjoy. The winter partterre bedding changeover has taken place and the new display for spring 2022 will be in blloom from March. 

Our  play area in the orchard is suitable for children under 10 years of age. We ask you to limit your playtime to a maximum of 20 minutes to allow everyone the chance to have a go. Please, no eating or drinking within the play area. On frosty days we may need to close the area for safety.

If you are looking for a longer visit, why not explore Hughenden’s countryside? With peaceful woodlands, open parkland and even a rare chalk stream, there’s lots to discover. 

Footpath sign at Hughenden

Walks at Hughenden

With open parkland, rolling hills and beech woodlands there are beautiful walks through pristine Chilterns countryside to enjoy this season.

Access

Wheelchairs are available to hire in advance, email hughenden@nationaltrust.org.uk to book one for the day you are visiting.

Accessible parking is available and the welcome team can highlight a step-free route around the gardens.

Dogs on a lead are welcome at Hughenden in the formal gardens, walled garden, orchard and stableyard. In the woodlands, please keep them under close control as many adjacent fields have livestock.