Surrounded on all sides by its own private landscaped park, the house stands witness to 800 years of history. Never demolished and rebuilt it has evolved with time reflecting the ups and downs of the family’s fortunes over the centuries.
On a hill overlooking a lake and landscaped park Great Fulford has been the home of the Fulford family since at least the 12th century. The house reflects the financial fortunes of the family over the centuries with major enlargement taking place in Henry VIII’s reign and in the Elizabethan period. In the 1690s the house, which had been severely damaged during the Civil War was restored. A suite of ‘Great Rooms’ being inserted behind the Tudor walls they include The Great Hall where the panelling dates from the early 16th century, a Great Staircase which leads to a Great Drawing Room now boasting a new stunning Baroque plaster ceiling created by the modern master of the craft, Geoffrey Preston.
In 1805 the outside of the house together with some of the smaller reception rooms were remodelled in the ‘gothic taste’ by James Wyatt.
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Open all year by appointment. £9.00 a head. Minimum charge for a tour £150.
Alternatively tours can be booked on prearranged dates via our Private Tours.
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Light refreshments, e.g. tea and coffee, are available. Cream teas, if asked for in advance, are priced at £8.50 per head.
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