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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".

Today’s opening hours

Gardens only: April to October, Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm.

Occasional house open days: essential to check website for dates.



Gardens only: April to October, Monday to Friday, 2pm to 5pm.

Occasional house open days: essential to check website for dates.

Find Us
Find us

Situated on the A433 South of Tetbury. Entrance is via the main gates.

Due to it's rural location, public transport is not recommended.


Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free. 

Gardens only: £5

House tour and gardens: £10

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
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.

Things to See

A wedding in the library


Westonbirt House has been a wedding venue for many years and has hosted a vast number of successful weddings. When Westonbirt school is not in term time, the house is transformed into a stunning wedding venue.

The beautiful Victorian architecture and extensive gardens, including the Walled Italianate Garden and traditional parkland, provide the perfect setting for your special day. The house and gardens will be exclusively yours for the day, offering a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable celebration. 


  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking
  • In-house catering

Thank you so much for coordinating our wedding . It was absolutely amazing and the food was gorgeous, every one of our guests said to us how lovely the staff were and how everything was so well organised.

Bride & Groom

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Westonbirt House is suitable for hosting a diverse range of events, from corporate events, private dinners in our Library to one of Gloucestershire's largest ever Christmas Parties.

In the past 12 months we have hosted a number of charity events, a corporate party for 450 guests, private dining for 20, ceilidh's and more.


  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Projector and screen
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments

Our guests felt initially speechless as they came down the driveway towards Westonbirt and entered the beautiful building for the day.

Corporate Guest