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Holdenby House

Holdenby House

Once Elizabethan England’s greatest house

Once Elizabethan England’s largest and most glittering house, Holdenby subsequently became the Palace and then the prison of King Charles I. Today the house incorporates a wing of the old Palace and is surrounded by stunning Grade I listed gardens, which have been replanted by Rosemary Verey and Rupert Golby. Holdenby Gardens and Icarus Falconry Centre are open every weekend from 17th April - 10th October (see their website for further details) and the House is open by appointment to groups and on special event days, specified on their 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, you may recognise it as Satis House In the BBC’s “Great Expectations“. Icarus Falconry Centre, located within the old walled garden of Holdenby House, has an impressive collection of birds of prey and offers experience days by appointment.


Holdenby House Festive Gift Fair - 6th November - 7th November 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Festive Gift Fair returns to Holdenby ...

Contact & Opening Times


General Enquiries: 01604 770074

The Gardens & Falconry Centre are open on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays from 17th April – 10th October 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (excluding Saturday 24th July, Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August)

House Open: On special event days and for groups by appointment.

Wedding Enquiries: 01604 770074 or email: [email protected]

Corporate, Events & Film Enquiries: 01604 770074 or email [email protected]

Schools Enquiries: 01604 770786 or email [email protected]

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

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