Join

Elton Hall & Gardens

Picturesque country house with lovingly restored gardens and a Gothic orangery built to celebrate the Millennium.

Elton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6SH

Elton Hall & Gardens
Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
Accessibility

We regret the House is not suitable for users of any type of mobility aid or pushchairs.
The gardens are fully accessible via grass and gravel paths. Please contact the Events Office for further information in advance of your visit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

GOYA judges choiceA visit to Elton Hall is like a walk through history as it reflects the changing tastes and vision of each generation, making it the unique and magical place it is today.

Every room is packed with magnificent treasures – antique furniture and a superb collection of fine paintings including important works by Old Masters dating from the early 15th-century to remarkable 19th-century works by J. F. Lewis, Landseer & Millais.

Opening Times

2022

2pm to 5pm

June
Wednesdays & Thursdays.

July
Wednesdays & Thursdays.

August
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August 2022.

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.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Free to Historic Houses members (public open days only – not for private tours).

Group Visits

See their website for further details.

Accessibility

We regret the House is not suitable for users of any type of mobility aid or pushchairs.
The gardens are fully accessible via grass and gravel paths. Please contact the Events Office for further information in advance of your visit.

Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

 

 

Elton Hall & Gardens: In Pictures

One of Britain’s most important collections

The library is particularly noteworthy and includes one of the most important collections in private hands. Revel in the opportunity to see the prayer book given to the infamous Henry VIII; inside it you can see the handwriting of this tyrannical Tudor king as well as that of his three children.

Elton Hall facade

Gardens that continue to evolve

In the magnificent gardens, a programme of restoration which began in the 1980’s continues to this day with the creation of a Gothic Orangery, flower garden, arboretum and an enchanting sunken lily pond.

An idyllic wedding venue

Stroll through the gardens to our Gothic Orangery, perfect for an intimate ceremony, or for a larger guest list, tie the knot in our grand Victorian Billiard Room with its impressive lantern ceiling.

Elton Hall & Gardens Billiard Room

Discover the majesty of Elton Hall from above

 

Elton Hall. Historic Houses - Garden of the Year Award.

Elton Hall Wins Judge’s Choice Award 2021

Winning the Judge’s Choice Award was Meredyth (Lady) Proby’s creation of an almost entirely new garden in the historic setting of Elton Hall in Cambridgeshire. Lady Proby has spent a lifetime transforming and enriching a garden that had already been through...

Getting here

Elton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6SH

Elton Hall is situated on the outskirts of Peterborough, off the A605, just 3 miles from the A1.

If you are arriving by public transport, the nearest train station in the centre of Peterborough is 20 minutes drive (12 miles) away. Alternatively, the the X4 bus route from Peterborough to Northampton now stops regularly in Elton very near to Elton Hall.

elton-hall-gardens-map-45649.jpg

Looking to visit Elton Hall & Gardens?

Elton Hall & Gardens are open annually from June to August. Take a look at our Opening Times above to see further details about their opening dates and hours. Historic Houses members can enjoy free entry when showing their membership card at the gate.

If you’re interested in joining Historic Houses as a member, you can find out more about membership below. Members enjoy free access to almost three hundred independently owned historic houses across the UK for free using their membership card, as well as a quarterly magazine and monthly online lectures about the houses.

Why become a Historic Houses member?

Other houses that members can visit nearby

Free for members

Deene Park

Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3EG

Rockingham Castle overhead view
Free for members

Rockingham Castle

Northamptonshire, LE16 8TH

Boughton House
Free for members

Boughton House

Boughton House, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 1BJ

Become a Historic Houses member

Explore the nation’s heritage from just £59 per year.

Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses, castles, and gardens across Britain offer our members free entry.

Receive a quarterly magazine exploring the architecture, collections, and family histories of our grandest and oldest homes, and get an insight into what it takes to keep them standing today.

Enjoy monthly online lectures about the houses and their extraordinary history, presented by experts including house owners, curators and guest lecturers.

Join now
Elton Hall Drawing Room

Sign up for our free bulletin

Are you interested in the stories locked away inside Britain’s Historic Houses? Every Friday, we publish a free newsletter detailing news, stories and details from our member houses. From the stained glass windows of Knebworth House to the armoury of Bamburgh Castle, whether you’re a member or just interested, subscribe here and explore the treasures of Britain’s Historic Houses.