Impressive Palladian house with monumental portico by Sir Robert Taylor, refaced with white Portland stone in the 1950s. The ruins of the Tudor house built by the Bacon family lie in the park. The imposing entrance hall begins the sequence of important portrait collections. Two chimney pieces by Piranesi.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours.
2m W of St Albans, off A4147.
For SatNav please enter AL3 6AE for directions to unlocked gate to estate.
Visitor Opening Times
2015: May–September: Thursdays, 2–5pm (last entry 4pm).
Groups by arrangement – Thursday morning preferred.
Gardens not open to the public.
Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.
HOUSE OFFERS NO DISABLED ACCESS.