Discover sumptuous interiors, explore the grounds, step back in time, or go on an adventure - there's so much to see and do at Claydon.
In the 1750s, at his family seat in Buckinghamshire, Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur that would dazzle his wealthy neighbours and outdo his political rivals. Thirty years on he was facing financial ruin.
Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious and lavish ever created in the eighteenth century.
Claydon has been occupied by the Verney family for more than 550 years; the place is a testament to their fascinating fluctuating fortunes, from their close involvement in the English Civil War to the family connection with Florence Nightingale.
Important information: Please note that the gardens at Claydon are not owned by the National Trust and are opened by the kind permission of the Verney family and managed by the Claydon Estate. A separate admission charge applies (including members).