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Syon Park – House and Gardens

Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
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Where can you find an incredible site that witnessed the Wars of the Roses, the dissolution of the monasteries, and Henry VIII’s exploding corpse? What about a house whose residents were explorers, scientists and sorcerers, who welcomed a visit from Pocahontas? Where would you teach a young Princess Victoria her ‘Queen’ lessons? At Syon Park in Brentford of course! The London home of the Dukes of Northumberland for over four hundred years

Come and visit to hear how every British monarch since Henry V and many other illustrious characters have walked the corridors of this profoundly historic site, danced and supped in its rooms, enjoyed its botanical gardens, and had their fair share of heartaches and happiness, both above and below stairs. All set in original Robert Adam neo-classical interiors and serene Capability Brown-designed Arcadian landscapes.

Syon Park is an historic site like no other, a castle with Tudor foundations, built on the site of a 15th Century abbey. Syon is set in 200-acres of parkland. A site of Special Scientific Interest, with pastures grazed by cattle since the 18th Century, and the only remaining natural tidal meadow along the Thames in London.

There’s lots to do for families, natural play areas in the gardens, activities in the school holidays, lots of wildlife on the lake, an arboretum full of champion trees from all over the world, and a stunning Great Conservatory designed by Charles Fowler (who designed Covent Garden Apple Market), and was the inspiration for Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace.   Immerse yourself in centuries of history, and relax in the beautiful grounds. Allow two to three hours to visit both the House and Gardens.

Syon is also a wedding venue and a famous film and TV location. Seen onscreen in many popular productions including: Bridgerton, Belgravia, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Killing Eve, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Endeavour, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The Diplomat, and many more.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Garden - Adult ticket£10.00 per ticket
House and Gardens - Adult ticket£14.50 per ticket

Concession, child, family, and local discounts available. Also members of Historic Houses, RHS Partner Gardens and Art Fund. See website for other 3rd party memberships

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Syon Park is conveniently situated near Junction 2 of the M4, A4 (Great West Road), and Junction 12 of the M3, and the A316 and A315.

For SatNav/Google Maps, try TW7 6AZ which will direct you to Park Road. The entrance to Syon Park is at the bottom, on the left-hand side. Carry on along past a field on your left, the house will be on your right. Carry on past the house to follow signs to the free car park. There are Instavolt charging stations for electric vehicles. Coach parking available

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Public Transport Directions

Head for Brentford, in west London, a mere nine miles from central London, conveniently situated near the M4, A4 (Great West Road), and the M3. We have public transport links to the Underground (Piccadilly Line to Boston Manor, District Line to Gunnersbury), Overground (to Gunnersbury), Elizabeth line (to Ealing Broadway) and South West Trains (to Syon Lane or Brentford), plus buses from the local area: E8, 235, 237, 267 to Brent Lea stop, or E2 to Commerce Way/Holiday Inn. Pedestrian entrances are on Half-Moon Close, or Duchess Gate on London Road, and then a 7-minute walk to the Visitor Centre. There are also cycle lanes throughout Chiswick and Brentford, and a bicycle rack outside Hillier Garden Centre.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - The gardens and Great Conservatory are mostly wheelchair, pram, and mobility scooter accessible (about ¾ of the park has tarmac paths, the other paths are grass or gravel). However, as a garden, there can sometimes be muddy areas, so please keep to the paths when possible. The house however is not fully accessible. Being a 500-year-old stately home, our building's structure and layout were not originally designed with modern accessibility standards in mind. There are some key challenges in making the property wheelchair accessible: The layout of the home, including narrow doorways, steep staircases, and uneven flooring, poses significant challenges for accessibility, and as a Grade-1 Listed Building there are regulations that restrict major alterations to the original structure. This includes limitations on modifications that would impact the external appearance or interior layout.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering - Hillier Garden Centre has The Courtyard Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and cake, and The Clocktower Café has hot and cold beverages and sweet and savoury snacks. There are high chairs, and dogs are welcome in the outside seating areas.

Establishment Features

  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Toilets - There are toilets in the house, outside the house, and in the Garden Centre. There are accessible toilets outside the house, and in the garden centre, and baby-changing facilities.

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - There is free parking in the car park opposite Hillier Garden Centre, and bicycle racks, plus Instavolt charging stations for electric vehicles. There is a coach park that can accommodate large coaches.

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted - We take card and cash on the door, but not AMEX. We also have online bookings and various discounts available. Blue Badge Historic Guides admitted free.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Syon House offers guided tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Sundays and Bank Holidays are roam-at-your-own-pace. Group rates available (including educational) but must book in advance.

Opening Times

Season (11 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
House - Guided Tours Only (11 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Thursday10:30 - 16:30
House (11 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
Gardens (11 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
DayTimes
Wednesday - Saturday10:30 - 16:30
Sunday10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30

* Last entry 3:30pm.
Gardens open Monday - Sunday during School Holidays.

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