Plan your visit to Hughenden
We have removed many of the Covid measures that were in place at Hughenden, including the need to pre-book your visit and the one-way route around the gardens, and retained some to keep everyone safe.
Please note: Hughenden will be closed on Mon 8 - Fri 12 and Mon 15 - Fri 19 November for ash dieback tree felling across the estate.
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 5pm, last entry is at 4.15pm when the gates are closed.
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.
Eating & Shopping
The toilets in the stableyard, including access and baby changing facilities, are open and cleaned regularly. The café is open every day, from 10am-4.30pm, serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams, hot snacks and sandwiches.
The shop is open every day from 10.30am-5pm. The second-hand bookshop is open from 10am-5pm, located in the west wing of the manor. Please make a cash donation in the box, or pay by card in the shop.
Our winter hours start from 1 November and our shop and cafe will then close at 4pm.
Access to the manor
The house is open 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.
Our winter hours start from 1 November and the manor will then be open from 11am to 3pm, last entry 45 minutes before closing.
Exploring the gardens
Our gardens are looking lovely, but with the restrictions of Covid over the last 18 months, 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 blazing autumn colour to enjoy. The partterre bedding changeover takes place from 18 Oct to 7 Nov when the new display for spring 2022 will be installed.
Our new 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.
If you fancy 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.
Wheelchairs are available to hire in advance, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book one for the day you are visiting.
We’re not able to offer a buggy service at the moment. 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 parkland, dogs must be on a lead as cattle are roaming. In the woodlands, please keep them under close control as many adjacent fields have livestock.