Hughenden Manor


This afternoon I went to Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe, a National Trust property that was the home of Benjamin Disraeli. I went with my parents, and my niece Emily who is staying with us for a week or so.

The house was basically Georgian, with a few Victorian modifications. It’s in a nice setting on a hill between steep Chiltern valleys, reminded me of several places I visited on my recent Chiltern Way walk. A larger house than Grey’s Court which we visited last week, there were 5-6 rooms open downstairs and a further 4 on the first floor. Lots of memorabilia about Disraeli, including several gifts from Queen Victoria – I hadn’t realised she had liked him so much. It was all very interesting, and I’d like to now get a biography of Disraeli and find out more about him.

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