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“A step back in time”
Review of Hughenden Manor

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Hughenden Manor - Home Of Queen Victoria's...
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Grand houses like Lanhydrock or Blenheim Palace are awesome but to step back in time to more modest homes is so satisfying. Set on a hill just outside High Wycombe is a lovely house which was the home of Benjamin Disraeli one of our 19th Century Prime Ministers. By modern standards it is still quite a large house but in no way extravagant.

The ground and first floors where the living areas and have been reinstated in the style when Disraeli lived there. In the basement is a display of the house in the 2nd World War when it was the secret location of a map making base Code Named Hillside. In the top floor is a display of the gifts given to Disraeli by Queen Victoria . They became good friends after the death of Prince Albert. There is also a video that you can watch while sitting in some really comfortable chairs

The grounds are beautifully maintained and simply laid out and well worth a walk around.

Although not ornately decorated with gold leaf and marble statues it has a simplistic charm and feels like a home you would like to live in. Its full of 19th and 20th Century history and is set in a beautiful area of the Chilterns. A great place to visit and fun for the kids as well

Thank IanL77
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

this was an abosolute star of a place we visited on our last day in the area. Not only was it good to see where Disralie lived, and experience his amazing life, not least ghis relationship with Queen Victoria and how he supported her after Albert died, but the amazing history of the property during World War 2. It was certainly an educational visit, and the plus was the beautiful woodland walk to the property and the grounds ... although it's early spring there was some interest in the garden and in the summer the gardens will be beautiful. Well worth the visit and it's close enough to where we live to pay a return visit later in the year.

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We are new to the area so have started checking out local history and sights
We didn’t do the house as we had the crazy dog with us but gardens and hunt was very nice
You can definitely see that once that strange object arrives (aka the sun) it will be a lovely place to visit
Volunteers appeared very happy and friendly - car situation on way out was a little chaotic but it was Easter Sunday

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on way to Oxford. Interesting to learn more about Disraeli and his relationship with Queen Victoria. Also to see the ‘Hillside’ exhibit and learn more about the map making in world war 2. Weather was terrible so didn’t venture into the garden or grounds.

Thank summit1809
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very wet Easter weekend. We took the efficient buggy service from the upper car park to the stables where we had lunch. Hectic café but served efficiently with huge jacket potato enough for two). We visited the house afterwards which is surprisingly small for such an important man. As others have noted, the basement exhibition about the house’s involvement in the Second World War is an unexpectedly interesting bonus.

Thank Romo1947
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