Places to Visit

National Trust – West Wycombe Park

Hugh Mothersole

Update on the Coronavirus:

National Trust have taken the decision to close all their car parks, to further attempt to help restrict the spread of coronavirus. They encourage everyone to stay local, observe social distancing and do not travel:

They’ll be doing everything they can to bring nature, beauty and history to your homes in the coming weeks. They’ll ensure the places they care for on behalf of the nation can remain open for business virtually while we’re temporarily closed, through our social media feeds, website, podcasts and video. They appreciate your support and we’ll be staying in touch with our members throughout this difficult time.

The elegant Palladian home of the Dashwood family and historic village

West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses and the Dashwood family home for over 300 years. Set in 45 acres of landscaped park, the house as we see it today is the creation of the 2nd Baronet in the 18th Century.

This Palladian gem is frequently featured in screen adaptations of literary classics such as Cranford and Little Dorrit, in the television series Downton Abbey and more recently Dr Thorne.

West Wycombe is a historic village with bags of charm. Its streets are lined with cottages and inns of varying architectural styles, dating from the 16th century through to the 18th century.

Explore the village and then make your way up West Wycombe Hill for breathtaking views over the surrounding Chilterns countryside and designed landscape of West Wycombe Park and village.

Hugh Mothersole
Andrew Butler
Hugh Mothersole