Find out about the dramatic story of King Charles II hiding at Moseley Old Hall from Cromwell’s troops after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651
Each visit to Beningbrough is a friendly, relaxed and inspiring journey. There’s so much to explore. Walk through pear arches and hidden gateways to labyrinth paths, grand Italianate borders and hidden woods. Stepping inside the Great Hall, uncover scandalous stories behind National Portrait Gallery paintings and reveal your inner Georgian with costumes and virtual portraits. Or just bring a rug and enjoy a cream tea on the cherry tree lawn, watching clouds drift by
Experience the lives of families who lived in this splendid Quayside house from Tudor to Victorian times.
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate - originally nothing but farmland - in 1874. He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire chÃ¢teaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur. The foundation stone was laid in 1877. The completion of the Bachelors’ Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests