Ingatestone Hall

Visiting Ingatestone Hall

Enjoy an afternoon at Ingatestone Hall.  Tour the eight principal rooms containing paintings, furniture and memorabilia accumulated over the centuries and wander in the ten acres of gardens. 

Guided Tours
are available for groups at other times by prior arrangement. 
See Guided Tours

The house and grounds are open from noon to 5 p.m.  (last entry 4 p.m.) on Wednesday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday afternoons from Easter until the end of September.

Ingatestone Hall is also open to casual visitors at several other times throughout the year.  Please see our Events at Ingatestone Hall List for more details. 

When numbers permit, visits to the house are by means of conducted tours.  On busier days visitors are invited to explore the house independently.  During the course of the season there are a number of special events (both within and outside normal opening hours).Please note that the character of some of these events has a radical effect on the experience offered to the visitor. 
For full details of the complete programme see Events at Ingatestone Hall

Some of these and other private events require the closure or severe restriction of normal access to the house and grounds.  During 2017, these restraints will apply on the dates shown below.  This list is regularly updated as new arrangements are made.  To avoid disappointment, you are advised to check this page shortly before any proposed visit. 

There are currently no alterations to our normal openings.

  • Free parking in the Meadow Car Park, where picnicking is permitted.
  • Teas and light lunches are served in the Summer Parlour whenever the house is open without pre-booking.  A full "High Tea" consisting of a range of finger sandwiches, home made scones and a selection of home made cakes is also available.  This must be pre-booked.  Please contact or call (01277) 354590 to make these arrangements. 
  • A wide range of gifts and souvenirs are on sale in the Shop.

    CHILDREN (5-16)£3.00

    These prices may vary for special events - see Events at Ingatestone Hall for further details. 


    Dogs (except for guide dogs) are not permitted in the house or grounds. 
    Unaccompanied children are not admitted. 
    Photography is not permitted inside the house. 

    We do our best to facilitate wheelchair access but no 16th century house is ideal in this respect.  In the house, there is no access to the upper floor and, although most of the grounds are accessible, there are some steep slopes and soft surfaces which may be difficult to negotiate.  The House is about a 200 metre walk from the car park.