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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
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
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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.

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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.

Visits to the house are free-flow by timed entry ticket, with our experienced Stewards available to provide information about the collection. Garden visits are “at leisure”

The Mulberry Cafe, at Bosworth’s Garden Centre, within our grounds offers refreshments and lunches.

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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2024

2.00pm-5.00pm

May – Bank Holiday Sunday 26 May & Monday 27 May
June – Wednesdays and Thursdays
July – Wednesdays and Thursdays
August – Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August

Admission

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

House & Garden
Adult – £15

Garden only
Adult – £9.50

Children (under 16 years) – Free

 

Historic House members are asked to book their timed entry via the website.

Group Visits

Private group tours are offered outside of public opening hours. Please visit the website and contact the Events Office for further details. events@eltonhall.com / 01832 280468

for the latest information.
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.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

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.

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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...

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.

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