Photo: Colin Smith

Clandon Park’s history reaches across every generation and every medium. The estate features one of the most complete examples of a Palladian mansion left in England. Built in the 1730s, it is the traditional seat of the Onslow family, which is the only house in British history to have three Speakers of the House of Commons! As you explore the house, you can breathe in living history through the well-preserved house and gardens.

Enter through the two-storey white marble hall. The original plaster ceilings and spectacular marble work were meant to inspire and impress every guest to the home. Wander through the house to admire the spectacular collection of 18th century furniture, textiles, and porcelain. The very walls are sure to stop you in your tracks, with perfectly preserved 18th century wallpaper, while original furnishings that transport you back in time.

Don’t forget to venture out into the extensive estate. Soak up more history at the Queen’s Royal Surrey Regiment Museum or breathe in the sweet fragrances of the walled Dutch garden. You can follow the children’s trail through the garden from the house for an enjoyable day for everyone!

A must-see on your trip to Clandon is Hinemihi, the Maori meeting house brought back from New Zealand in 1892. The 4th Earl of Onslow transported meeting house to England as a memento of his time as the Governor of New Zealand in the 1890s. One of the only Maori meeting houses outside of New Zealand, seeing Hinemihi is a real treat!


West Clandon, near Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RQ
Tel: 01483 222482
Times: See attraction for specific details.