Farnham Rocks

Chawton House Park & Gardens

Alton + Bordon

Places to Visit

Chawton House is currently closed however the gardens are back open for walks.

Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to the estate, and some believe Mr Knightley’s Donwell Abbey in Austen’s Emma was modelled upon Chawton House.

Download the new Gardens map, with one-way route, here.

Book tickets to visit the gardens here.

Download the new Parkland Walks map. (To begin, follow the signs through the car park at the bottom of our driveway and begin your walk just next to our barn).

Walking with children? Keep them entertained with the new Parkland I-spy worksheet. Or try the silly Parkland Poo Trail! (Follow the purple route from the above map.)

The grounds have been restored to the English Landscape style popularised by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the late eighteenth century, with an informal lawn and open views across the estate, including a ‘ha-ha’ (a ditch that is invisible from the distance to keep grazing animals back from the house without spoiling the view).


House & Gardens (Annual Ticket):
Under 16£5.00
Under 6Free
Family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)£25.00
Concessions (under 26 & full time students)£8.00
Art Fund Members£5.00
Disabled (free entry for accompanying carer)£3.00
Gardens only (Day Ticket):
Child 6-16£3.00
Under 6 Free

Opening Hours

Wednesday10:00 - 15:30
Thursday10:00 - 15:30
Friday10:00 - 15:30
Saturday10:00 - 15:30
Sunday10:00 - 15:30

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