Elizabethan prodigy house. Royal Palace. Garden of delights.

Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house, Holdenby subsequently became the Palace and then the prison of Charles 1. Today the house incorporates a wing of the old Palace and is surrounded by stunning Grade 1 gardens, which have been replanted by Rosemary Verey and Rupert Golby. The gardens are open every Sunday April-September and the House is open by appointment to groups and on Event days, specified on our website. Holdenby is also a magnificent and widely loved venue for weddings, events and corporate functions. Its Heritage Education Programme has won more awards than any other house in the country and it has appeared many times on TV, most recently as Satis House In the BBC’s “Great Expectations“. “Icarus”, Holdenby’s on-site Falconry centre has an impressive collection of birds ...

Contact & Opening Times

General Enquiries: 01604 770074

Gardens Open: Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday's from Sunday 3rd April - Sunday 25th September 2016 (1pm - 5pm).

House Open: Easter Monday and other dates to be notified. Open for groups by appointment.

Wedding Enquiries: 01604 770 074 or email: weddings@holdenby.com

Corporate, Events & Film Enquiries: 01604 770 074 or email events@holdenby.com

Schools Enquiries: 01604 770 786 or email schools@holdenby.com

  • Child friendly
  • Coach parking
  • Couples
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Group tours
  • Meeting / conference space
  • Pet friendly
  • Tea & cake
  • Tea & coffee
  • Teenagers
  • The whole family
  • Young children

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