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Clandon House & Hatchlands Park – Thursday 25th July 2019

Clandon Park House is an early 18th-century grade I listed Palladian mansion in West Clandon, near Guildford in Surrey. It stands in the south east corner of Clandon Park, a 540-acre agricultural parkland estate which has been the seat of the Earls of Onslow for over two centuries. In 2015, a serious fire broke out effectively leaving the house a shell. Visiting now presents a unique opportunity to see the bare bones of this grand house in its post-repair state. You can follow two covered walkways, one into the ground and the second into the basement spaces. (Please wear sturdy footwear)

The park was landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (Famous for Blenhiem Palace) in 1781, and there are two formal gardens on either side of the house. Nearby is a Māori meeting house, one of only four outside New Zealand, that was brought to England in the late 19th century.

After our short visit we will journey onto Hatchlands Park. The house was built in the 1750s for Admiral Edward Boscawen and his wife Fanny. The work of celebrated architect Robert Adam can be seen in interiors throughout the house. Today, you can see the Cobbe Collection of paintings, fine furniture and Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers. There will be plenty of time to stroll through 400 acres of parkland and always there will be plenty of time to enjoy a cup of tea and maybe lunch.

Expected return time 1700

All Seats:£32.00
National Trust Members:£20.00
RHS Members:
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Date:Thursday 25th July 2019
Trip Reference:CL001
Expected Return Time:17:00
Travel Overseas:N/A
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