Opening Times & Ticket Prices
2018 Season
22nd April - 4th October
Open Sunday to Thursday
(Closed on Fridays & Saturdays during the Season, except for Special Events)
The Gardens
10am - 5pm
The House
12 noon - 4pm
The House will close promptly at 4pm
House & Gardens
Adult: £13.90
Child: £5.00
Family: £35.00

Gardens Only:
Adult: £9.90
Child: £4.00
Family: £25.00
Season Ticket (single): £30.00
Season Ticket (double): £55.00

Child: ages 5 to 16

Family: 2 adults + 3 children

Free admission to the Gift Shop and Bellingham Buttery.


In 1815 two men faced-off in a muddy field in Belgium. Wellington, with his British and Allied army, and Napoleon with his French Imperial Guard. One decisive battle could end twenty years of bloody conflict on the continent. It was a showdown between two of history’s military giants. They were the same age, formidable strategists, with a string of victories behind them. By 18 June, the outcome hung in the balance and the victor would determine the fate of Europe. Wellington was victorious, he had halted Napoleon’s relentless march towards European domination and secured Britain's role as a key player in Europe. Wellington was a hero: he secured a peace deal with France and became prime minister in 1828.

To mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo an historic trail was compiled for visitors to the house. Sir Charles Bagot married Lady Mary Wellesley, neice of the Duke of Wellington, and it is through this connection that so many fascinating artefacts have been handed down through the family.

Did you know?
Some of the trees and bushes are three hundred years old and the layout of this garden has changed little since their planting and initial training in the 1690s.