1620s House and Garden

1620s House and Garden

Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at 1620s House and Garden review

1620s House and Garden is located at Donington Le Heath in Leicestershire. It is a surviving example of a manor house that was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the early 17th century.

Inside the house is fully furnished to the time and a lot of what you see is the result of a recent refurbishment. It has been home to many families over its 700-year history but the Digby family, which included the Gunpowder plotter Sir Everard Digby have lived in the house for over 200 years.

It is towards the end of the Digby ownership that the recently refurbished house is focused. There are a number of period rooms to explore and there are usually volunteers that you can talk to. Outside there is a 17th-century style garden, orchard, herb gardens and a small maze.

They hold a number of annual events, including re-enactments, crafts, hands-on activities, drama and specialist demonstrations that interpret the history of the site and life at the time. You can also extend your visit by visiting the country park nearby and its woodland of some 6 acres.

FAQ and Further Information 1620s House and Garden

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving food and drinks.

What are the main things to do?

A surviving example of a manor house that was built in the 13th century and then modernised in the early 17th century. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*Cheapu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Adults £5.95, children aged 3-15 £3.50, under 3s are free, and family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is free, parking.

When are they open?

They are open from late March until early autumnu003cstrongu003e.u003c/strongu003e For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome but only assistant dogs are permitted in the buildings.

Are they accessible?

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