Witley Court & Gardens, Great Witley

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A massive fire in 1937 destroyed Witley Court & Gardens, once one of the largest houses of England. The interior of the house was completely ruined, leaving only a shell of the palatial structure. To contrast the ruins of the mansion, take a walk through the well-maintained gardens. Pause to admire the fountains that still work like they did in the 1800s, and use the audio guide. Visit the small, attached church where Handel once played to see some baroque frescoes. For a break, play in the treehouse and run across the rope bridge at the Wilderness Play Area. With our online itinerary creator, Great Witley attractions like Witley Court & Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Being a fan of both historic homes and ruins, this was naturally a place we have been wanting to visit for a long time. Over time expectations can often become greater than the reality, but in this... 
    Being a fan of both historic homes and ruins, this was naturally a place we have been wanting to visit for a long time. Over time expectations can often become greater than the reality, but in this...  more »
  • Wonderful Ruin of a house, with beautiful walks and well kept gardens. The highlight was the fountain that is activated every hour. There is a cafe but didn’t get a chance to try this. 
    Wonderful Ruin of a house, with beautiful walks and well kept gardens. The highlight was the fountain that is activated every hour. There is a cafe but didn’t get a chance to try this.  more »
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  • Although this is only a shell of a building, it is magnificent. One can still imagine the grandeur of this building in its prime. The spectacular waterfalls and gardens are truly breath-taking. There is also a truly outstanding church attached to the Court but not owned by English Heritage, free to visit, donations taken but not requested to keep the building in its splendour. Facilities for able and less able persons. Nice shop, with very helpful staff. Small Coffee shop on site.
  • Wonderful gardens and a very imposing and elegant ruin. The carpark is large with a good size overflow but I still imagine it gets very busy in summer. Good loos and a lovely tea shop by the church nearby. The church is also very interesting. There is a good choice of walks, either around a lake or through some nice woodland and a wilderness garden.

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