Visitors walking around the grounds

Your visit

Opening times

The house and grounds are open each week Wednesday to Sunday. Check our online booking calendar before visiting as opening times vary. Entry to the house by timed tickets, advance booking essential for all visitors at Christmas, and during busy bank holidays and school holidays.

Opening times 2017

Summer parterre

Gardens, Aviary, Wine Cellars, Powerhouse, Stables Café, Manor Shops, and Coach House exhibition

Main season grounds open 10am-5pm, Wed-Sun, 22 Mar-5 Nov 2017

Note: the grounds will be closed from 6 Nov – 10 Nov 2017

Grounds Christmas opening


Gardens, Aviary, Wine Cellars, Powerhouse, Stables Café, Manor shops and Christmas shops

11am-6pm, Wed-Sun, 11 Nov – 2 Jan 2018 (includes Tue 2 Jan)

Note: Closed 24, 25 & 26 Dec

House opening

22 Mar – 29 Oct 2017 (Bachelors’ Wing closes 20 Oct)

12-4pm, Wed-Fri (including the Bachelors’ Wing)
11am-4pm Sat & Sun
Last entry to the house is at 3.10pm

Main rooms are ‘put to bed’ for conservation 30 Oct – Mar 2018
Some rooms are decorated for Christmas and open from 11 Nov – 2 Jan 2018

House Christmas opening

east gallery decorated at christmas

11 Nov – 2 Jan 2018 rooms in the East Wing and Bachelors’ Wing are decorated for Christmas

11.30am-6pm, Wed-Sun
Last entry is at 5.30pm

Note: Closed 24, 25 & 26 Dec



Bank holidays & extra days

We’re open on the following extra days and bank holidays:
11am-6pm, Tue 2 Jan 2018

Special events and exceptional closures

Smoking Room containing Ferdinand'd museum-style Renaissance diisplays

The White Drawing Room, Blue Dining Room and Bachelors’ Wing will be closed on 20 October