My favourite place in High Wycombe is…Hughenden Manor
We’re a nation of explorers, and with so many hidden gems all around the UK, we’re never short of great local places to discover including in High Wycombe.
And who better to share some of the best places to visit in the local area than Anastasia Day, Reservations Coordinator.
Anastasia knows a thing or two about the best places to visit in High Wycombe, including her favourite spot: Hughenden Manor.
“I have been to Hughenden Manor on many occasions for a lovely walk, or a lunchtime picnic with my boyfriend.”
Get to know Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Manor was first recorded in 1086 when it was formally part of Queen Edith’s land.
It was also the home to the Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli from 1848 to 1881.
The Manor was used during WW1 as a secret base for creating maps by the RAF in the bombing raids over Germany.
Three reasons Anastasia loves visiting Hughenden Manor
With so much to see and experience here, it is no wonder Anastasia is a big fan! She shares three reasons why it is her favourite place to visit in High Wycombe.
It’s a dog-friendly location!
“Being a huge dog lover myself, it’s great to walk your four-legged friends!”
Hughenden Manor is a paw-fect place for all the family, and of course, that includes dogs.
With over 680 acres of land to explore and fresh air, it means there is plenty of room for all dogs of shapes and sizes to get their daily exercise in.
It’s a great spot to sit down, relax and get ready for the next walk!
There’s so much history and culture to explore
“When I visit Hughenden Manor, they change their events calendar monthly with a variety of different events, museum pop-ups and art gallery.”
Hughenden Manor has daily free talks and tours you can join them on to get most of the Manor’s history with the option for their special Behind the Scenes Tour.
Fun fact! Hughenden Manor is an Accredited Museum with its large portraits of the Disraeli family, friends and political allies. As well as the working library including 1656 titles.
The Manor has been re-created as Disraeli would have known it, with the full dining for royal visits, his study, bedroom, library, with the top floor being dedicated to his history, and The Royal Gifts based on this friendship with Queen Victoria.
It’s full of colour
“When first visiting Hughenden Manor, I was blown away with the gardens, being full of colour, wildlife and nature.”
The gardens within Hughenden were redesigned again in 1986 to be the base of restful retreat from the different life led in London.
Hughenden Manor includes Formal Gardens, the Walled Garden as well as Pleasure Grounds and Parkland, therefore plenty to see!
Mary Anne oversaw the team who re-landscaped the ground such as the formal parterre, annual beds that change every six months, the terraces and classical statuary.
Add High Wycombe to your travel bucket list
Whether you are thinking of an overnight stay or escaping to High Wycombe for a well-deserved break, our hotel is a great base for your adventure.
And if you need more recommendations on our team’s favourite places to visit simply have a chat with us or wait for our next instalment!