Deene Park has been the home of the Brudenell family for 500 years since 1514 and was the seat of the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.
The house has grown in size as generations have made their own mark through the years, providing the visitor with an interesting yet complementary mixture of styles.
There is a considerable collection of family portraits and possessions, including uniforms and memorabilia from the Crimean War.
The largely Tudor house with important Georgian additions is surrounded by historic gardens set in beautiful parkland views. They comprise a David Hicks parterre with topiary teapots, long mixed borders, ‘four seasons’ garden with a spectacular planted font and circular hornbeam hedge, stone summerhouse, lakes and wild gardens.
The current owners, Robert and Charlotte Brudenell, continue to welcome visitors to the family home.
Today’s opening hours
Gardens only: In addition to the above, the gardens, tearoom and giftshop are also open Monday to Thursday from May 6th until August 29th
House & Gardens: Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from April 21st until September 1st, also every Wednesday in September. 12pm-5pm, garden and tearoom open at 12pm and the house opens at 2pm, last admission 4pm.
Gardens only: In addition to the above, the gardens, tearoom and giftshop are also open Monday to Thursday from May 6th until August 29th. 12pm-4pm, last admission 3pm.
Historic Houses membership entry is not valid on special event days. Please see our website for further information.
Deene Park is located twelve miles south west of Stamford off the A43. The house is clearly signposted from the highway. Just follow blue signage from A43.
The entrance for coaches is at postcode: NN17 3EW through the gates signposted Estate Office.
The entrance for cars is at postcode: NN17 3EG through Porters Lodge gates signposted Visitors.
The nearest train station is Kettering which is approximately 20 minutes away by car.
Car park on site
Sky Cabs 01536 202020
Historic Houses members visit for free.
House & Gardens:
Children (5-16 years) £6.00
Children (5-16 years) £3.00
- Accessible parking
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible toilets
As Deene Park is a fully-functioning family home, private guided tours are generally accommodated Tuesday to Thursday from 10.30am onwards.
A tour of the house typically lasts one hour and 25 minutes; the room sizes vary therefore large groups of more than 20 people will be divided into smaller groups to avoid overcrowding.
On private tour days the Old Kitchen tea room provides a cosy atmosphere for groups wishing to take refreshments during their visit.
Groups wishing to visit the house during public open days are welcome.
Most notable of the family ancestors is the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade; the house contains a collection of memorabilia from Crimea and in particular a fine collection of the 7th Earls uniforms.
This beautiful, exclusive home and its stunning gardens are now available for hire as a wedding venue for civil marriages, ceremonies and wedding receptions.
The Regency Ceremony Room is an impressive yet romantic room decorated in a style typical of its period with views across the parterre garden to the rolling parkland beyond. The room is available to hire for a Ceremony only or as part of our Ceremony Package, which includes the Tudor Great Hall, Inner Courtyard for your post-Ceremony drinks reception and a beautifully appointed private room with en suite shower room for the bride.
THE GREAT HALL
THE EAST LAWN
Dining Room Ceremony
We welcome requests for corporate hire.