Once the largest private house in England and subsequently the palace of James I and prison of Charles I, Holdenby has appeared in the BBC’s acclaimed adaptations of ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘The Women in White’.
Sitting on a hill overlooking 2000 acres of rolling countryside, its suite of elegant state rooms open onto beautiful Grade 1 listed gardens making it an enchanting and ever-popular venue for weddings. The combination of grandeur and intimacy also make it a magnificent location for corporate dinners and meetings, while the spacious grounds have accommodated many large events from Civil War battles to Food Shows and Formula One parties.
The Education Department, which has won more awards than any other house in England, delivers innovative living history projects, where staff and pupils are in character for a range of activities.
From April to September the Gardens & Tea Room are open on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The House is only open on special event days. Private tours of the House, Garden or both House & Garden may be Booked for group parties on weekdays.