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Westonbirt House

'The finest example of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds,' and home to a famous arboretum.

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QG

Westonbirt House in Gloucestershire
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Westonbirt House and Gardens are the creation of successive members of the Holford family, most notably of that titan of the 19th-century, Robert Stayner Holford.

Robert invested the family wealth into the Westonbirt estate and his collection of Fine Art and books. He founded and stocked the Westonbirt Arboretum and his private garden with exotic species of trees.

With the help of his architect Lewis Vulliamy, and using new Victorian technologies, Holford built Westonbirt House to a standard of quality that has rarely been equalled.

Described by Country Life Magazine as “the finest example of Victorian architecture, landscape and gardens in the Cotswolds”.

Opening Times

2022

Gardens are open for visits by pre-booking only, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 2.00pm and 5.00pm from April to October.

The house is open on specific dates from June to October. See their website below if you’d be interested in visiting on a day when the house is open.

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

Historic Houses members visit for free. Pre-booking required.

Gardens only: £5.

House tour and gardens: £14.06.

Bookings are via eventbrite.com and are £7.50 per person. Children 16 and under can visit free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult. Historic Houses members should also book via eventbrite. Please report to reception with your booking confirmation and Historic Houses membership card if applicable.

Group Visits

With advance planning we are able to accommodate group bookings of 10-60 guests for private tours on many other dates. A private visit will include a tour of the house followed by afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, tea and coffee overlooking our spectacular gardens and a leisurely walk in the Italian gardens, Camellia House, chapel and beautiful grounds. Cost is £15 per person.

For more information on any of the above, please email Jo Baker at jbaker@holfordtrust.com or telephone 01666 881373.

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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