Houses and gardens

We have some of the finest country houses in country, with fascinating stories to tell of love and money, political intrigue and scandal. There's a variety of gardens to see from the formal parterres of Waddesdon and Hughenden to the flowing landscape garden of Stowe.

The parterre and south front of the house at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

Hughenden's garden 

Explore the gardens at Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire and follow in the footsteps of the Disraelis.

Winter light at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor

Magnificent house and grounds in the style of a 16th-century French château.

A view of the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire

Stowe 

Discover the stories behind the paths of vice, virtue and liberty that run throughout the gardens, and the individual beauty and significance of each area. Ask us about where to enjoy the best views, walks and picnic spots.

National Trust West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire

West Wycombe Park, Village and Hill

The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family, historic village and countryside.

The west front of the house

Claydon

Splendid eighteenth-century English interiors in an idyllic country setting

A sundial of box hedge topiary in the gardens at Ascott

Ascott

Half-timbered house originating from 1606, transformed by the Rothschilds in the late 19th century, containing superb collections.

Blue hyacinths in the Long Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Cliveden 

Ever-changing floral displays on the Parterre, the newly restored Rose Garden or statuary and topiary in the Long Garden; choose a different part of the glorious grounds each time you come to Cliveden.

Canons ashby on a bright frosty morning

Canons Ashby

Explore a tranquil Elizabethan manor house set in beautiful 18th-century gardens.

The rotating writing shed at Shaw’s Corner

Shaw's Corner, Hertfordshire 

Shaw's Corner was the beloved home of George Bernard Shaw for 44 years. He left it to the Trust on his death, and we've taken care of it ever since. Shaw was a towering figure of the 20th century, renowned for his wit and imagination and the enduring characters of his plays. The house is much as Shaw left it, with a fascinating collection of personal effects. You can also visit his famous writing hut, which is tucked away at the bottom of the garden.