The present building replaced old Gorhambury House built in the 16th century and the home of Francis Bacon, the philosopher and writer; its ruins stand nearby. The present house contains a fine collection of family portraits.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sun 31 Mar 2013 - Sun 26 May 2013||Mon - Sun 08:00 to 18:00|
|Mon 27 May 2013 - Sun 2 Jun 2013||Mon - Fri 08:00 to 18:00 | Sun 08:00 to 18:00|
|Mon 3 Jun 2013 - Sun 1 Sep 2013||Mon - Sun 08:00 to 18:00|
|Mon 2 Sep 2013 - Sun 2 Feb 2014||Mon - Fri 08:00 to 18:00 | Sun 08:00 to 18:00|
|Notes||March 2013 - February 2014 08:00 - 18:00. Access by car limited to Thur May-Sep 2pm-5pm, but access is possible on foot via a 2 mile path on all days when house is open.|
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Off Bluehouse Hill, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6AH
Map reference: TL 113078 Lat: 51.75783 Long: -0.38882
On foot by permissive 2 - mile path: any reasonable time. By car (Tueday and Thursday pm only), drive to Gorhambury Mansion and walk across the gardens.
Nearest station : 3 miles (4.8 kms) from St. Albans station
No photography. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. Guided Tours: Obligatory.