One of England's most exotic country houses.

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9AW

Sezincote historic oriental garden in Gloucestershire
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Sezincote is a Mughal Indian palace set in the Cotswold Hills, created by the nabob Charles Cockerell in 1805.

The house is surmounted by a copper dome and minarets, and set in a picturesque water garden with seven pools, waterfalls, a grotto and a temple to Surya, the Hindu Sun God. A curving Orangery frames the Persian Garden of Paradise.

Samuel Pepys Cockerell, younger brother of the owner, was the architect, with the artist Thomas Daniell advising on classical Indian architecture. Repton consulted on landscaping the grounds.

Opening Times


Gardens: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am to 5pm.

Garden: January to November, Thursdays, Fridays, Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to dusk.

House and tearoom: May to September, Thursdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 2pm to 5.30pm.

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


Historic Houses members visit for free and should pre-book through the website booking page – enter the code HISTORIC which means payment is not required. Cards should be presented on arrival.


Adults £7.50 Children (16 and under) £2.50.

House and gardens:

Adults £12.50. Children (16 and under) £7.50

To comply with social distancing only 10 persons will be booked on each 30 minute tour.

First house tour 11.30am and then every half hour until the last tour at 4.30pm.

All tickets must be pre-booked and pre-paid through the website.

PLEASE do not be late for your house tour, as you will not be able to join once the door has closed, and we regret that we will not be able to refund your fee.

Please allow at least 30 minutes to walk from the carpark to the house, showing your email booking at the ticket office on the way.

Please present yourselves at the front door at or before the time of the tour you have booked.

Please wear masks inside the house. Your house guide will wear a visor. Please use the hand sanitizer before entering the house

Tea and cake will be available at the same times that the house is open.

Group Visits

We are happy to accommodate groups (minimum of 25) out of normal opening hours, if it is possible to find a mutually convenient time and date.

There is a £10 group supplement for the garden only, and £30 for house and garden, to cover costs of opening.

Email us on or call on 01386 700444.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Sezincote is a family home, full of dogs, cats and children. We hope you enjoy visiting our special house, thought to be the only mogul building surviving in Western Europe.

Sezincote Temple of Surya

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Sezincote garden with oriental influences

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