Old Gorhambury House
The ruins of this once immense Tudor mansion will still give visitors a taste of its former grandeur and how it looked in its heyday. The elaborate showy entrance porch with its classical style Doric and Ionic columns is the showpiece of the remains of this house. You’ll also see a Latin inscription on the attic story which gives details of when the house was completed in 1568. You can see parts of the hall, chapel and the tower as well.
This once impressive mansion owned by Sir Nicolas Bacon and then passed onto Sir Frances Bacon, is tucked away in the private estate of Lord Verulam. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a lovely site to visit.
Opening Times: Access on foot: open all year at any reasonable time during daylight hours (except 1 June, and Saturdays 1 Sept – 1 Feb). Access by car: limited to Thursdays, May-Sept 2pm-5pm.
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