Opening times for 4 December 2023
Asset Opening time Manor 11:00 - 15:00 Garden 10:00 - 16:00 Café 10:00 - 15:30 Shop 10:30 - 16:00
Last entry to site at 3:30pm, entrance gates close at last entry time. Last entry to the Manor is 2:30pm. Whole site closed 24 and 25 December. Most of our visitors tend to arrive between 11am and 1pm, which can cause a queue to enter the manor. If you arrive at 10am you might find the grounds a little quieter, or if you arrive after 1:30pm, there’s still time to enjoy all that Hughenden has to offer.MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Dogs on leads and under close control are allowed in the formal gardens, the orchard, the parkland and at the Stableyard Café. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the house.
Blue Badge parking. Accessible toilets. Wheelchairs available. House ground floor accessible. Grounds partly accessible: step-free route, some uneven paths.
There is an accessible toilet in the stableyard.
Level access to shop
Braille (guide or menu)
Braille guide available in the manor.
Photograph album available in the manor.
Accessible parking available, please ask a member of the welcome team upon arrival.
In the house access is via a ramp.
Induction loops located at all till points across property.
Hughenden is on a hill and there are some steep slopes and uneven paths. Our team can point out step-free routes.
Level access to food outlet
Wheelchairs, including 2 all-terrain, are available to hire in advance. Email email@example.com to book one for the day you are visiting.
1½ miles north of High Wycombe; on the west side of Valley Road. From the M40 exit 4, take the A404 towards High Wycombe, follow signs to Eden shopping centre, then take the A4128 towards Great Missenden. Follow the brown signs.
Parking: Included in admission charge. Follow signs to main car park which will open at 10.00am. Entrance to car park locked at 4.30pm. Disabled spaces available.
Sat Nav: Please note that the postcode for Hughenden does not work for all Sat Navs.
1½ miles from High Wycombe. Hughenden is crossed by a number of footpaths. It is possible to walk from High Wycombe and a number of the surrounding villages. If walking from High Wycombe, it is possible to walk down the Valley Road, or across the parkland. Follow signs to the Visitor Reception on arrival. See OS Maps for footpath maps.
High Wycombe train station is just under 2 miles from Hughenden, or alternatively the Arriva Service 300 bus can be taken from the bus station on Bridge Street, which is about a half-mile walk from the train station. A short taxi ride from the station (about 12 mins) saves a steep walk up the hill from the bus stop if you arrive by bus.
Arriva Service 300 buses stop at the bottom of the drive to Hughenden; there is a steep walk to the house up the hill.
There are no cycle paths to Hughenden, please use the road directions.
Inspired by the the traditional festive carol, 'The 12 Days of Christmas', we’ll be transforming the Manor and grounds into a series of enchanting and playful scenes. Set a date to meet family and friends at Hughenden to come together in a fairytale Christmas setting and make lasting memories.
Hughenden is a two pawprint rated place. Discover where your dog can join you while you enjoy your visit, including the garden, parkland walks, woods and Stableyard Café.
Former home of unlikely Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden, with its wartime secrets, formal gardens and rolling parkland to explore is a great place to bring a group.
Take a look at the map of Hughenden to help plan your visit.
Red brick manor set in the Chiltern Hills. Former home to Benjamin Disraeli and a secret World War Two operation. Last entry to the manor is 2:30pm.
Formal Italianate-style gardens with Victorian parterre and classical statuary. Pleasure grounds, apple orchard and walled garden. Gardens close at 4pm.
Open parkland with beech, oak and chestnut, soaring kites and resident cows. Parish church with Disraeli's grave. Rare chalk stream.
Over 600 acres of woodland and farmland set in the Chiltern Hills, with sweeping views over the surrounding countryside.
Natural play area created from giant fallen logs with walkways, a climbing rope and stepping stones. Suitable for under-10s. Play area closes at 4pm.
Stableyard café serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and sausage rolls and homemade cakes. Eat in or takeaway.
Stableyard shop filled with gifts, homeware, books, local produce and seasonal plants. Second-hand bookshop in the West Wing.
With plenty of space to run, jump and play there's lots to keep children of all ages busy at Hughenden, including a 'Wild Play' area and activity trails in school holidays. Explore on your own, across acres of parkland and woodland, or keep a look out on our events page for seasonal activities, crafting or workshops.
Explore the parkland on one of four colour-coded walks, with its carefully designed views, rare chalk stream and medieval church.
Enjoy the symmetrical flower beds, clipped topiary and stonework of the formal garden design, or take a wander through the productive beds of the walled garden.
Visit the house at Hughenden and discover its many stories, from being a famous prime minister’s home to a top-secret war base
Soak up the festive atmosphere as you listen to Christmas carols being sung. Why not become a leaping lord or a dancing lady by dancing to the festive music? Performances from Jazz singer Lissie Allsopp and Chinnor Silver Band.
Join us for a free festive Christmas Cracker craft session filled with joy and laughter for all the family!
Inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas help find each of the 12 presents that have dropped out of Santa's sleigh throughout the Hughenden gardens and grounds!
Exploring new places with your furry friend is always an exciting adventure. For dog owners visiting Hughenden, you can collect your pooch passport and stamp from the Visitor Reception Team and once the Pooch Passport has been stamped at six different locations then the dog will be given a special treat!
On this leisurely 1.2 mile walk, you'll loop around typical Chiltern farmland and woodland. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Woodcock Wood before heading back along 'Coffin Path'.
Explore beautiful woodland, open parkland, farmland and a rare chalk stream on this energetic 4-mile circular walk that runs close to the estate boundary.
Discover a short 2-mile return walk with moderate hill climbs that takes in the monument at Hughenden. Take in far-reaching views from the monument which is known to be is one of the best look-out points the area.
For varied views, go on this circular 5.6-mile walk around the Hughenden Manor estate, which reveals no fewer than 10 different views of the surrounding Chilterns countryside.
Whisk your family away from the everyday and escape into a Christmas fairytale on your doorstep. This year, enchanting scenes from the 12 days of Christmas are brought to life in the garden, stableyard and manor at Hughenden.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Hughenden Manor? Join a member of the house team to see spaces that aren't usually open to the public.
Set in an unspoiled Chiltern valley with views of ancient woodlands and rolling hills, Hughenden offers a restful retreat from the pressures of everyday life, just as it did for Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, and his wife Mary Anne. Outside, the surrounding views of the parkland invite you to explore the estate, following picturesque walking trails that take in the historic landscape of the Chiltern beech woods. In contrast to the exotic trees on the North Lawn, the Italianate formal gardens showcase annual beds full of the bold colours the Disraelis loved. Inside the manor, you can discover the top-secret Second World War operation codenamed ‘Hillside’.
Find out more about the history that surrounds this estate, from early Domesday records to becoming the home of Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.
Find out about the life of Benjamin Disraeli, including his journey from charismatic young politician to twice-serving Prime Minister and his move to Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire.