Washington Old Hall

Visitors in the gardens

Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA

A view across Top garden towards the Nuttery with summer flowers in the foreground

Explore the nuttery 

The nuttery is teaming with wildlife. From frogspawn and tadpoles to returning migratory birds, such as the Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Come back on a regular basis to see how things are growing - the colours in the gardens are captivating - and changing. Watching nature is fantastic and if you'd like to find out more about the nuttery and just how brilliant it is, click on the link and be prepared to be amazed.

Celebrate the summer

Visit an exhibition and discover history

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What's on 

Upcoming events

4th July American Independence Day ceremony

Wed 04 Jul 2018
It's here at Washington Old Hall where the 'Washington' family (and the first president of the United States) took their surname, and we're proud to celebrate this special day with our American friends.

Martin Stephenson

Wed 04 Jul 2018
Martin Stephenson live in the Nuttery on a summer evening.

Summer Holiday Fun

Mon 23 Jul 2018
Keep your little explorers busy all summer long. Here, we've got nature to discover, craft activities, garden games and plenty of '50 Things to Do Before You're 11 ¾' tasks.

The Importance of being Earnest by The Pantaloons

Fri 24 Aug 2018
Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, Ernest doesn't exist. Or does he...?

Heritage Open Days

Fri 14 Sep 2018
On Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September Washington Old Hall will join the national festival, Heritage Open Days. You can join us for free to step back in history.

October half-term holidays

Mon 22 Oct 2018
There will be an activity on every day of October half-term, perfect for celebrating Hallowe'en.
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Coffee and cake after a good walk

Relax at Washington Old Hall cafe

Tucked away within the grounds, you'll find the café. It's quaint and ideal for meeting with friends and family, or perhaps to re-fuel after an adventure. You can choose from leek and potato, tomato and basil, parsnip and chilli or carrot and coriander soup. There are also delicious homemade scones and other sweet treats, alongside hot and cold drinks.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Washington Old Hall on the National Trust Collections website