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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 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

From April - September, the gardens and tearoom will be open every Sunday (11:00-16:00), Wednesday & Friday (12:00-17:00)

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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