Harlington is a medium-sized, village centre manor house, with 14th-century hall house origins.
There are 16th, 19th and 20th-century additions including an Elizabethan Great Chamber, fine 17th-century panelled Great and Little Parlours and a panelled state bedroom in which Charles II is reputed to have slept. There is also an interesting extension dating to 1937 by Sir Albert Richardson PRA.
The house was used for the interrogation (by Sir Francis Wingate, the then owner) and brief imprisonment of John Bunyan in 1660.
It houses an interesting collection of art, antiques and ephemera, including works by Landseer, Peter de Wint, James Northcote RA, John Afflick, Emma Vidal and Wolf von Lenkiewicz.
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On Westoning Road, in the centre of the village of Harlington, 1 mile from J12 of the M1. The house is 300 yards from Harlington Mainline station, 45 minutes from St Pancras International. Intermittent buses to Milton Keynes
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
Britannia Cabs 01525 600600
£7.50 for house tour
£12.50 for house tour plus tea and cake
Advice notice required except on notice days.
Please contact in order to book a group visit.
The 2019 Shaw production will be touring to the beautiful and historical Harlington Manor. Tickets at £20 (please note that a booking fee applies to this site) are limited to 120 per performance and are available here.
An anti-romantic view of love and war in the Balkans. Who will win the girl - the story book hero or the chocolate cream soldier? One of Shaw's most humorous plays with some thought-provoking lines - as you would expect from GBS.
The gardens will be open an hour before the performance for you to enjoy a picnic.
'Arms and the Man' is one of George Bernard Shaw's wittiest plays, combining light comedy with thought provoking ideas in an anti- romantic view of love and war in the Balkans. Who will win the girl - the story book hero or the 'Chocolate Cream soldier'?
Arms and The Man will also be touring to:
15th - 18th July Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate, London N6 5HG @ 7pm
20th & 21st July Palladian Church, Ayot St. Lawrence, Herts AL6 9BZ @ 6.30pm
25th - 28th July Sarah Thorne Theatre, Fourdoun Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2BN @ 7.30pm
3rd -4th August Harlington Manor, Harlington, Beds, LU5 6PB @ 5pm
Tips for the audience
- Harlington Manor shows are outdoor events. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or deckchair!
- If it rains: the ‘show will go on’. We will only cancel in very extreme circumstances.
- Bring something warm, even on a hot day the evening can get quite chilly.
- There are no refunds although if we do have to abandon the show before the interval you will be offered a ticket for another night subject to availability.
Four bedrooms, three of which are ensuite, with spectacular period interiors. Breakfast is taken at a long table in Great Parlour, complete with 1815 Flight Barr porcelain. Coffee machines can be found in each room. Harlington Manor was voted one of the top three B&Bs in the UK by The Times.
Come to Harlington Manor and receive use of the Great and Little Parlours, in conjunction with the B&B facilities, as conference and breakaway facilities.