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“Fascinating property and lovely grounds”
Review of Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The history of Benjamin Disraeli and his home was really interesting. The staff here were all really helpful and offered some fascinating insights. It was of particular note to see Margaret Thatcher's last despatch box, also kept on the premises. The grounds were really pleasant to stroll through. The kitchen garden was lovely and we even picked up a couple of windfall apples along the driveway.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Car parks very busy. If disabled ask parking attendant about closer parking to entrance. Quite rough ground from main car parks. House well worth a visit and friendly staff. Rooms very interesting and learned a lot about Disraeli from print outs in rooms or staff very knowledgable. Exhibition on top floor very good. Below stair exhibition on war time mapping very instructive and well set out. Ground uneven and mind the stairs. Garden beautiful but only two old bench seats. More needed. Cab sit on lawn. Lots of games provided for all ages. Esp. Crocquet. Tea room good. Did not use dining room. Talks given outdoors on various themes from well informed speakers. Walled garden very nice. Worth then taking car to church where Disraeli buried. A very good day out.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Hughenden Manor is one of the best National Trust locations we have visited. They provide fascinating WWII and Disraeli tours and historical talks, a furnished manor house to walk around and knowledgeable and helpful guides everywhere. There are the major gardens of the estate to see, a walled garden, and a wonderful lawn in front of the house where games of croquet, stick and hoop, hoopla and other games are all available to play. The lovely church at the end of the drive is open, and it's churchyard contains the graves of Disraeli and his family members. Something for everyone!

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

What an interesting house and story about Disraeli. The tour guides were excellent and gave very good talks before we went round the house. The Hillside exhibition was particularly interesting and the guide had a nice way with him but we were disappointed that he only took us to the ice house and didn't take us down into the basement where there were lots more interesting rooms. The manor is set in a beautiful park and we had already visited the church as my friend's daughter was married there. I did not think much of the restaurants - I appreciate they were very busy but it all looked a bit scruffy. I don't think the house would be very suitable for children but they had made a good effort to entertain them on the lawned garden

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I have just spent the most enjoyable of days with my daughter and grandsons 5 and 2 at this most beautiful of locations. All the staff and volunteers we met made us feel so welcome and were most helpful.

On the lawned area of the stunning formal gardens were children's Victorian games such as quoits, diablo, croquet etc laid out for the children to play with. The boys climbed trees, completed a nature trail, watered vegetables in the walled garden and made mud pies. My 5 year old grandson was fascinated by the basement rooms where the secret map making operations were carried out. They then bought some second-hand books with their pocket money.

Lovely walks around the estate - fascinating house full of history, all in all one of the best N.T. properties we have visited.

Thank Otter6
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