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The picturesque village of Bradenham, 4 miles north-west of High Wycombe is owned by the National Trust. Cottages cluster round a village green and cricket pitch, with a church and 17th century manor in the background.

The manor house, which was the childhood home of Prime Minister and novelist Benjamin Disraeli, is now used as a conference and wedding venue and not generally open to the public, but the gardens are being restored by the National Trust and are opened to the public a few times each year. See the 'events' link on the National Trust website (below) for details.

The house was built in 1655 by Sir Edmund Pye, on the site of an earlier house. The D'Israeli family lived there from 1828 to 1847. Although the manor was gifted to the National Trust in the 1950s, work to restore the gardens, which include a Victorian Summer Border, Parterre Garden, Wilderness Garden, Walled Garden and Orchard, only began in 2000.

On open days, admission to the garden is £3 (NT members free) and tea and cakes are available.

Address: Bradenham Village
Directions: 4 miles from High Wycombe, off the A4010
Phone: 0845 458 4000
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-bradenhamvillage.htm

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2010
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