Planning your visit to Snowshill
In this article you'll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your day.
What your visit will look like
- Entry to the manor is by non-bookable timed ticket. When you arrive at reception you will be given a 2 hour slot in which to enter the manor.
- Afternoons tend to be a quieter time to visit.
- The manor is a 500m hilly walk from the car park and visitor reception.
- On busy days, there may be a short queue at both visitor reception and the manor front door. We thank you for your patience. Why not explore the garden first to avoid the queue at the manor.
- There are a limited number of tickets available to visit the manor each day to allow visitors the time and space to enjoy their visit as well as to ensure the conservation of the manor and collection.
- We have limited parking for larger vehicles such as motorhomes and campervans so please call ahead on 01386 852410 if you will be in a larger vehicle to book a parking space.
- We endeavour to open every floor of the manor each day but sometimes due to volunteer shortages we close a room or floor of the Manor.
Other useful information for your visit:
- Opening times: Please check the home page for the latest opening times and updates.
Toilets: located at visitor reception, café and the garden. Please note, accessible toilets are only available at visitor reception and the café.
Accessibility: Please see our access statement for full access information. If you require assistance during your visit, please ask at visitor reception as alternative access can be arranged. Virtual manor tour and braille guide available on request.
Dogs: Only assistance dogs are allowed.
With a sense of fun and theatre, Charles Wade took great pleasure in turning his home into a stage for his collection of varied and sometimes unusual finds.
Alongside friend and fellow architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, Wade set out to design a garden which reflected the theatre and form of the manor. The garden is an extension of the house, a series of outdoor rooms.
The café at Snowshill will provide welcoming refreshments during your visit. The shop stocks a wide range of gifts and souvenirs, and there's also a second-hand bookshop for picking up a pre-loved page-turner.
Find out more about Charles Paget Wade (1883–1956, an avid collector who donated his entire home and collection to the National Trust.
Designed by Charles Wade and his friend, prominent Arts and Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, in 1920, discover how this former farmyard became a country manor garden.
Snowshill is the perfect place to visit as a group, as there’s so much to discover in the manor and garden so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.