gardens open Mar-Oct: 10.30am-5pm; Nov-Feb: weekends 10.30am-4pm - house open Mar-Oct: Wed-Thu, Sun and Bank Hols 11am-5pm - closed 25-26 Dec
This superb Tudor manor house surrounded by extensive parkland on the banks of the Thames opposite Kew gardens offers stunning views. A good example of the style of Robert Adam, the house has been the home of important aristocrats since the 16C. Capability Brown was engaged to remodel the gardens, renowned globally for the variety of their flora. The vast rose garden is a riot of colour from May to August.