Attraction in Buckingham
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Steeped in history, Claydon House is one of England’s most extraordinary houses displaying some remarkable 18th-century rococo and chinoiserie decoration.
It is a fascinating showcase of stunning craftsmanship including a spectacular Grand Staircase of elaborate mahogany parquetry inlaid with box, ivory and ebony.
Claydon has been the seat of the Verney family since 1620 including Sir Edmund Verney, the brave ‘Standard Bearer’ to Charles I whose travails during the Civil War have been well chronicled. The house also has many letters and mementoes of their relation Florence Nightingale, who was a regular visitor.
Claydon House was given to the National Trust in 1956, but the 6th baronet Sir Edmund Verney and his family still live in the east wing and farm the surrounding estate.
• Discover this unexpected jewel tucked away in the heart of Buckinghamshire
•Marvel at the extravagance of some of the finest interiors in England
•Have a gentle stroll through parkland and around the lake, with unspoilt views across the surrounding countryside
•Take in the Gardens, a renewed example of a Victorian country house walled garden, both decorative and productive with a two acre kitchen garden.
•Enjoy a treat in the acclaimed Carriage House Restaurant and Courtyard Tea-Room, serving delicious seasonal food (not NT)
•Visit a variety of art and craft outlets - Lucinda Brown’s Gallery, The Courtyard Art Gallery, Metalworker and Chocolatier (not NT)
Claydon House is conveniently situated near Buckingham, which makes it less than an hour and a half away from London - 13 miles North West of Aylesbury, 4 miles South West of Winslow, 12 miles form M40 junction 9 and signposted from A41.
Months Open: 23 March - 3 Nov
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: £4.50
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