Located in Buckinghamshire, is the former country house of Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. The house was built in the 18th Century and then remodelled 1862 by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb and the behest of the Disraeli family.
The grounds of the manor include a formal gardens and a woodland park. Most the garden is still dead, so you may want to delay your visit by a month or so if you're planning a visit. The house itself, is of course impressive at any time of the year.
More pictures under the cut:-
If your not a member of the National Trust entry to the house and gardens is £8.50 for an adult and £4.25 for a child (£9.40 and £4.70 with gift aid). The National Trust website has full details.
|front façade of Hughenden|
|rear of Hughenden|
I was lucky to get these pictures without loads of people in the shot, there was loads of visitors on Saturday. We had difficulty getting in the car park as the overflow car park was closed due to mud. Some of the rooms inside were also a bit crowded, but not too much that I couldn't see or that I felt herded.
When the weather gets a bit warmer Hughenden would be the perfect place to bring a picnic. Although a sunny it was still cold at the weekend, so we just had a brisk walk around the grounds.
The snowdrops have just started to come up. They are beautiful flowers, so delicate.
see my post about the inside of Hughenden manor here.