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Cowdray Ruins

Magnificent ruins of the Cowdray seat, razed by fire two centuries ago.

Cowdray Park, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 0AQ

Cowdray Ruins

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Cowdray Heritage is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses and is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

In September 1793, whilst undergoing repairs and refurbishments for the impending marriage of the 8th Viscount Montague, a devastating fire took hold and most of the property was destroyed. The Kitchen Tower is the only part of the mansion to remain intact.

The magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Explore the Tudor Kitchen, Buck Hall, Chapel and Gatehouse.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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The ruins are currently closed for conservation work. No date for re-opening has yet been set. Check the property’s own website for the most up-to-date information.

Admission

Adults: £6.50

Concession: £5.50

Children (5-16): £3.75

Children under 5: free

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This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Groups of 20 or more are welcome to visit Cowdray Heritage throughout the year. Please contact us to check availability before making your plans.

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