Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Revisit Victorian times at Hughenden Manor, once the country residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Join a daily guided tour for an entertaining look into the personality and life of this charismatic politician, and browse through an impressive collection of his personal memorabilia. To learn about the manor’s wartime past, visit the cellars, which feature interactive exhibits and firsthand accounts. Stroll through the formal gardens, or pick up an informative walk leaflet and head for the ancient woodlands. This area is renowned for its diverse birdlife, and if you tread lightly you just might hear the tapping of the woodland woodpeckers. The site also offers numerous activities for families with kids, like tree climbing and den building. Check online for opening dates and times. Before you head to High Wycombe, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly High Wycombe vacation builder app , to make sure you see all that High Wycombe has to offer, including Hughenden Manor.
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  • Visited here mainly because of the Disraili connection but we were more taken by the WW2 story. The premises was used by the RAF in the war to create detailed maps for Bomber Command. The was an excel...  more »
  • This is a really fascinating place to visit. Not only do you see the house as it would have been when Disraeli lived there, but there is also an interesting exhibition about the role the house played ...  more »
  • This is my second visit and its amazing how much you miss first time round. This time we walked to the monument up the opposite hill, which gives you a view of the house from a distance. There are som...  more »
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  • Hughenden is at the top of a hill to the side of High Wycombe. It is very popular with families, as it has superb woodland and play equipment as well as a dedicated picnic area. The exhibitions in the house are varied and interesting over all the floors, illuminating the life of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and his relationship with Queen Victoria. In the basement, you can imagine the secret work of the the war effort. The house itself is of a classical style from the Georgian era and it is surrounded by a beautiful garden with stunning views. Well worth a look.
  • A real gem. A wonderful house to visit and beautiful gardens. The country home of a Victorian prime minister and a royal favourite the house has many presents on display given by the queen. The house packed with furniture and displays, feels like a home rather than a show house. Used in WW2 as centre of map making there are dedicated displays of this part of the houses history. The gardens are parkland are beautifully laid out, with formal and pleasure gardens and rolling parkland. This is a National Trust property so you will pay entrance and parking unless a member. There is an excellent cafe serving freshly prepared meals and cakes.
  • Hughenden manor is small in comparison with other stately homes so it is more suitable for younger family members. For children there is a dressing up room with plenty of clothes and two rooms which show a short film which makes it more interesting for children. In the grounds there is a bank along side the house and a hill side slope which are great for children run around and let off steam. Hillside operation. There are interesting talks on Disraeli and operation Hillside.
  • A beautiful place to visit for the day. I highly recommend the guided tour around the house as this gives you a great insight into Disraeli's life and the rooms have been recreated with many of his possessions, in particular his study (which includes his desk and despatch box) and his library. In the basement there is also an exhibition covering the house's use as a military centre during the second world war In the afternoon enjoy relaxing in the main garden furnished with benches & deck chairs, and visit the "walled garden"
  • Lovely place to visit. Really enjoyed the Queen Victoria gift exhibition and the Operation Hillside one. The planned move of the latter exhibition to another part of the Manor will make it more accessible. Gardens in full bloom and very attractive. Lots of families visiting and enjoying themselves.
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