West Wycombe Park (National Trust)
West Wycombe Park
Perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden surrounding a neo-classical mansion. The garden was created in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hellfire Club. The house is one of the most Italianate and theatrical in England, its facades formed as classical temples. The interior has Palmyrene ceilings and decoration with pictures, furniture and sculpture dating from the time of Sir Francis.
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
Grounds only: April-May
House & Grounds: June-August
Open: Sun-Thurs 14.00-18.00. Last admission to house 17.00
Admission to house on weekdays by guided tour only. See National Trust website for more information
Closed: Fri Sat
See NT website for details. Members free.
- National Trust
1 wheelchair, booking essential. Ground floor accessible. Separate designated parking 150 yards. Toilets in car-park.
General free parking 250 yards.
West Wycombe village and hill also belong to the National Trust but not the church, mausoleum and caves.
Refreshments available in the village and at the caves. See NT website for more information.
Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hellfire Club.