Wednesday 22 May 2024
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Rare opportunity to explore historic manor and gardens usually closed to the public

Harlaxton Manor near Grantham is inviting visitors to enjoy the August Bank Holiday weekend in style and splendour on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August, allowing guests to explore its magnificent house and gardens.


Constructed in 1831, the 19th-century historic house serves as the UK campus of the University of Evansville and is usually closed to the public aside from specific dates.

An aerial view of Harlaxton Manor

Perfect for a memorable family day out, visitors can explore the Grade I listed manor with its opulent staterooms, eclectic architecture and hidden corridors, and the beautiful formal gardens, which boast stunning views across the Vale of Belvoir.

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Harlaxton Manor in the sun

Situated close to the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire borders, the building combines Baroque, Elizabethan and Jacobean styles to create a uniquely impressive, visible structure for miles around.


Bethan Price, events manager at Harlaxton Manor, said:

“We’re thrilled to invite you to our Summer Open House at one of the most striking historic houses in the country.  It’s a spectacular backdrop worthy of even the most avid Instagrammer!

The entrance to Harlaxton Manor

“It really is set to be a weekend of breathtaking Bank Holiday fun for all the family, with the incredible architecture of the manor and its gardens in bloom for all to enjoy.”


“Our open days always prove popular so it’s worth booking your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.”


The manor’s impressive interior and exquisite formal gardens will be open for all to attend. Sweet treats and a variety of hot and cold refreshments, including ice cream, tea, coffee and cakes, will be available in the manor’s main foyer. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment, with performances by a trained harpist complemented by two local choirs: the Harrowby Choir and the Capella Choir.


With French terraces, an Italian garden, a Dutch canal and even a 19th-century observatory, the formal gardens and surrounding parkland offer the perfect backdrop for a sunny late Summer Bank Holiday.


This August Bank Holiday, Harlaxton Manor and its Manor Gardens will be open on Saturday 26th August and Sunday 27th August from 10am until 5pm (last entry at 4pm).


Adult tickets are available for £15 while child entry is £8.50. A family ticket for two adults and up to three children is available for £40 and concessions are £10 per person.

The manor will also be open for a special Christmas Open House on 1st-3rd and 7th-10th December.


To book tickets in advance, please visit A limited number of tickets will also be available on arrival at the Manor’s main entrance.

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