West Wycombe Park Village & Hill

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West Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ

01494 513569


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Grounds only: 1st Apr - 29th May; Sun - Thurs; 2pm - 6pm
House & Grounds: 1st June - 31st Aug; Sun - Thurs; 2pm - 6pm

Last admission 45mins before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Admission by guided tour timed ticket only on weekdays, tours every 20mins (approx). Free flow on Sundays. Last admission 45mins before closing 2nd June - 29th Aug; Sun - Thurs; 2pm - 6pm,

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

April and May - Grounds Only Bluebell and Cow Parsley flowerscapes June - House & Grounds

To see:
Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Grounds only: adult £4.50 (£4.00), child £2.70 (£2.40). House and grounds: adult £9.40(£8.50), child £4.70(£4.20), family £25 (£19). Group Adult £7.40 Reduced rate when arriving by public transport

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: No
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: No
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: No
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs in car park only on lead. Braille guide available. Disabled parking nearby.

Garden Features & Events

One of England's finest theatrical and Italianate houses; 18th-century home of Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the notorious Hellfire Club; Fine painted ceilings, pictures, furniture and sculpture; Rococo landscape gardens with statues, grottoes and ornamental lake

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

George & Dragon

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

West Wycombe village West Wycombe Mill Hughenden Manor West Wycombe Caves

Description of Garden

West Wycombe Park is a perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden of 46 acres created in the 18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, the founder of the notorious Hellfire Club. Numerous temples, including the Temple of Venus, a cascade, a lake with several islands and another temple, numerous fine trees and sweeping lawns provide a continuous series of interesting views as the visitor proceeds around the park, perhaps imagining the Bacchanalian feasts that took place here in its early years.

History Of Garden

Created by Dashwood over a period of 45 years from 1735, the first phase was complete by 1752 but the new impetus for less formal and more natural landscapes led to the employment in 1770 of Thomas Cook, a pupil of 'Capability' Brown. He softened the formal appearance whilst retaining most of the earlier features.

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