Wrest Park

The outstanding formal gardens at Wrest Park near Luton in Bedfordshire were inspired by the gardens at Versailles. They are now managed by English Heritage.

Outside the house are the parterres with the beautiful Archer Pavilion standing majestically at the end of the Long Water.

Other features include the wilderness, canals and woodland walks.

The estate was rescued by English Heritage in 2006 who have begun an ambitious restoration project – on my visit in 2019, the gardens were looking magnificent.

English Heritage members visit for free.

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Address: Luton, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR View map Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - see website for details: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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