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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We chose Hughenden Manor to visit during a short stay in Buckinghamshire. This was the home of Disraeli and is utterly charming, still with the original furnishings and of a size that you can imagine living there comfortably. The volunteers at the house were extremely informative - really knew their stuff and full of passion for the history of the place. The décor is stunning in some of the rooms - delightful.
Gardens, grounds and views are lovely and I especially enjoyed the walled garden. Yet another great National Trust experience

Thank PaulineT
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The house and its history are interesting as are the facts on Disraeli and his ancestors. You can wander round at your own pace and there are set times where you can join other visitors listening to either a talk on The House and Disraeli or the history and use of the house during the Second World War. Both of which are worth doing as it gives you a much needed background before starting the tour.
The fact that the house during the war was a top secret venue for the production of maps used for the bombing raids over Germany was fascinating and rather more interesting than Disraeli. All the volunteers are very knowledgable and extremely helpful.
The gardens and walks are delightful. The small restaurant is adequate as you would probably only need to spend two to three hours maximum at this venue to cover it all.
To summarize: worth a visit if in the area particularly if you are a National Trust member..

1  Thank EILEEN W
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very pleasant grounds and house, well worth a look, especially if you are interested in world war history.

Thank Laura2107
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

On entering the vestibule of this house you felt drawn to the homeliness of this abode. The atmosphere of this much-loved dwelling was obvious by seeing the furnishings and items of decoration as you moved from room to room. There was some detail given of the relationships between Queen Victoria and her Prime Minister and that of the husband and wife who lived in this delightful place.
I would have liked a little more biographical information about Disraeli, apart from his role as PM as there was an interesting period in his life when he saw himself as a romantic who was greatly influenced by Lord Byron.
The gardens were very pretty and there was a" picnic orchard" which was a delightful place to eat our packed lunch.
To finish our day we called at the parish church which you pass on leaving the mansion. This was a delightful place and the home of the grave containing Disraeli, his wife and several other members of his family. The additional singular item in the church was the wall-mounted memorial to Disraeli erected by Queen Victoria after his death. This is the only such item placed by a reigning monarch about a commoner.
As we are National Trust members it is fantastic to see buildings so closely associated with iconic
historical figures.

Thank whetstoneview
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We have been to several manor houses before and were not expecting Hughenden to be as interesting as it was. There were several talks available throughout the day about the house and Disraeli's life there. There was also a longer talk and demonstration about the role the house played during the Second World War. All of these were done by well-informed speakers.
We strolled through the house, visited the second hand book shop, explored the gardens and finished the day with a picnic under the shade of the apple trees in the orchard. Although it had been a very hot day, when we returned to our car it was still cool and shaded by the large number of trees in the carpark.
A lovely visit and one to be recommended.

Thank Dealspotters
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