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Overview

Cowdray Heritage is one of England’s most important early Tudor houses and is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

In September 1793, whilst undergoing repairs and refurbishments for the impending marriage of the 8th Viscount Montague, a devastating fire took hold and most of the property was destroyed. The Kitchen Tower is the only part of the mansion to remain intact.

The magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Explore the Tudor Kitchen, Buck Hall, Chapel and Gatehouse.


Opening
Opening

The ruins are currently closed for conservation work. No date for re-opening has yet been set. Check the property's own website for the most up-to-date information.

Find Us
Find us

Cowdray is east of Midhurst, between the A212 and A272.

For those travelling by public transport, the nearest train stations are Haslemere or Chichester, which are 15 and 25 minutes away. The nearest bus stop is conveniently situated next to the North Street car park, and then a short walk down the Causeway leads to the Ruins.

 

Parking

Car park on site Free Parking for the first hour of your visit is available in North Street car park in Midhurst, by the bus station. There is a small hourly charge thereafter.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses member visit for free.

Adults: £6.50

Concession: £5.50

Children (5-16): £3.75

Children under 5: free

More admission details

Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups of 20 or more are welcome to visit Cowdray Heritage throughout the year. Please contact us to check availability before making your plans.


Weddings

 

 


Accommodation

Corporate Hire