Elton Hall

Type:Historic House

Elton, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6SH

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Elton Hall and Gardens

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The Hall has been home to the Proby family since 1660.  It is an enchanting house which has evolved throughout the centuries.  Every room contains magnificent treasures, from late 15th century Old Masters, to Reynolds, Constable and remarkable Victorian painters such as Millais and Alma Tadema.  Each generation has collected books and there are three libraries containing over 10,000 books. One of the most remarkable is Henry VIII’s prayer book with inscriptions by him and his three children. The garden has been lovingly restored over the last 35 years with mature topiary, a Gothic Orangery and billowing flower borders set between immaculately cut hedges.

We regret, no photography in the house.  The house has limited disabled access and is not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility aids as there are stairs. The garden is flat with gravel paths and ramp to disabled toilets.  Tours of the house are in small guided groups but are free flow on Bank Holiday weekends.  No dogs except guide dogs (in gardens only). 


Groups: Welcome by appointment.  Please contact the Events Office: events@eltonhall.com / 01832 280468

Meeting, Conference & Wedding facilities:  Please contact the Events Office: events@eltonhall.com / 01832 280468

Elton Hall has a beautiful Gothic Orangery and a lantern-ceiling Victorian Billiard Room licensed for wedding ceremonies.
The formal gardens are ideal for drinks receptions and provide a stunning backdrop to wedding photographs.  The Parkland can accommodate  marquees of any size with enough parking for the whole wedding party.

Please contact the Events Office who will be happy to discuss the plans for your special day.   events@eltonhall.com / 01832 280468


Historic Houses member 

Historic House Judges' Choice Garden of the Year Award 2021
RHS Partner Garden


Guide Prices

Please refer to the website for current admission prices and bookings.
To purchase tickets:
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Thursday, 12th May is World Topiary Day and we are celebrating by opening the private Wilderness Garden for the afternoon. Launched by EBTS UK and Levens Hall, home of the world’s oldest topiary garden, World Topiary Day celebrates the timeless art of clipping and shaping trees.

On this pre-season special visit, visitors will be able to wander across to the Wilderness Garden on the west side of the house. In this secluded garden, three main paths lead to specimen trees and a Hermitage. Smaller, intersecting plants weave between spring shrubs and over 20 species of shaped box.

Back in the formal gardens, admire the artistic shapes on the topiary lawn; Bertie the Dog is always a firm favourite. Between the neatly clipped hedges, see the late tulips in the Pond Garden and early herbaceous planting coming up in the Flower Garden around the topiary pyramids.

(Please note that the House will not be open on this occasion.)

Website link for tickets: https://tinyurl.com/2022EltonHall


Wednesday, 5th June 2024 - Thursday, 29th August 2024

Sunday, 4th August 2024 - Sunday, 25th August 2024

Monday, 26th August 2024 - Monday, 26th August 2024

House & Garden Opening Season 2024
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  • Disabled access - No access to the House with mobility aids or wheelchairs. Gardens are fully accessible for wheelchairs and mobility aids by grass or pressed gravel paths.
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee) - No cash payments accepted.


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • German signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Helicopter landing
  • Sole use of venue
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: On the A605 3 miles off the A1. By Public Transport: From Peterborough station it is 10 miles to Elton Hall. Bus service from Peterborough available. Accessible by Public Transport: Peterborough station is 10 miles away.


  • Other AwardsHistoric Houses Association Friends Scheme Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2016

Opening Times

* House and Gardens are open 2 - 5 pm as follows:
June & July: Weds, Thurs.
August: Weds, Thurs, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon, 2-5 pm.

Private groups welcomed by prior arrangement from 26th May – 1st Sept.

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