Reconnecting Lyveden

Building work outside Lyveden Manor

While construction continues over the winter months the site at Lyveden will be closed to the public from Monday, 4 November 2019 and will reopen with the completion of our new facilities at the manor in late Spring 2020.

What is Lyveden Reconnected?
Lyveden Reconnected is a project to bring the manor building and surrounding grounds back together, so you can experience the site how Tresham intended it.

Excitingly, construction has now begun to make final changes to the manor itself and to add new visitor facilities for public opening next. The new facilities will include a new café space and the reinstated Great Chamber, where you can take a closer look at how and why Tresham created the garden and lodge at Lyveden, as well as exploring the relevance of his story to our modern world.

Reinstating the Great Chamber
Reinstating the Great Chamber
Reinstating the Great Chamber

Completing Tresham's vision
Did you know that the gardens at Lyveden are considered to be some of the most unspoilt and unique Elizabethan gardens in England?

During his time under house arrest for his Catholic beliefs, Sir Thomas Tresham designed his gardens and lodge at Lyveden; starting with the manor house and journeying up through the contemplative gardens – full of religious symbolism – ending with the iconic garden lodge at the top of the hill (where your visit currently begins).

The Trust acquired Lyveden’s manor house back in 2013, and we’ve been planning the future of the building ever since.

Creating a new visitor car park
New visitor car park under construction
Creating a new visitor car park

Check our website for further updates.