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Houghton House

Bedford Road | B530 north of Ampthill, Ampthill MK45 2EZ, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Just a ruin but area stunning

Hard to find but if in the area worth a visit. Sits down the end of a little track. Park up in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pauline V
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Amazing view at sunset

Not much to say. Just nice place to visit if you are around. Especially at sunset. Lovely view from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Przemysław M
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bedford Road | B530 north of Ampthill, Ampthill MK45 2EZ, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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"english heritage"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"hunting lodge"
in 3 reviews
"inigo jones"
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"short walk"
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"hundred yards"
in 2 reviews
"road leading"
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"amazing views"
in 2 reviews
"small car park"
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"stately home"
in 2 reviews
"information boards"
in 2 reviews
"an easy walk"
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"many times"
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"ruins"
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"imagination"
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"houghton"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hard to find but if in the area worth a visit. Sits down the end of a little track. Park up in small car park and then a walk. It's a ruin but I it's time must have been stunning, pity not completely rebuilt. Views...More

Thank Pauline V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to say. Just nice place to visit if you are around. Especially at sunset. Lovely view from the hill. Be aware they close the gate at 6pm

Thank Przemysław M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much left of this house ,which is allegedly the house beautiful from pilgrims progress . With a bit of imagination you could see what it was like. But lovely for a quiet summer's picnic away from it all

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Passed this so many times as I live about 7 miles away.. a dramatic ruin of what must have been an amazing house. Breathtaking view. Small car park and short walk to ruins. Free to wander around

Thank Natasha W
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Considering the fact that a visit to Houghton House is free of charge, it is well worth a look. The house is entirely in ruins but the remains are extensive and give a good idea of what the original house would have looked like. This,...More

2  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The ruins of a former hunting lodge which was built in 17th century for Countess of Pembroke. Some features by Inigo Jones. Parking about 500m away then walk up. Well signposted & interesting signs. Maintained by English Heritage. No entry fee. Pleasant views

Thank jacqui3744
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely to just go and walk round. Free attraction to pass an hour or two. Fantastic photo opportunity

Thank Ash C
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

While out for a walk locally came across the ruins of Houghton House which is looked after by English Heritage. Entry is free and there are a few informative notice boards around the site. Great views over the surrounding countryside.

1  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We have went there just to take some photos and they were amazing. However the place is quiet busy over weekend!

Thank Agnė P
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Never heard of this site until we went wandering - single track concrete road up to a farm on the top of the hill the house is set down to the left - parking is for about 10 cars but other than that a clean...More

Thank alienpirate
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teeny16
9 July 2017|
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Response from Lavish O | Reviewed this property |
I saw two people with dogs at the house when we were there. The property adjacent does also have dogs, and they were pretty friendly.
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