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image for Historic House item typeSyon House and Gardens at Syon House and Park

  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Historic House

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Syon House

Syon House

Details

Described by John Betjeman as the 'Grand Architectural Walk', Syon House and its 200-acre park is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family, the Percys, have lived here for 400 years. Originally the site of a late medieval monastery, excavated by Channel 4's Time Team, Syon Park has a fascinating history. Catherine Howard was imprisoned at Syon before her execution, Lady Jane Grey was offered the crown whilst staying at Syon, and the 9th Earl of Northumberland was imprisoned in the Tower of London for 15 years because of his association with the Gunpowder Plot.

The present house has Tudor origins but contains some of Robert Adam's finest interiors, which were commissioned by the 1st Duke in the 1760s. The private apartments and State bedrooms are available to view.

The house can be hired for filming and photo shoots subject to availability. Within the 'Capability' Brown landscaped park are 40 acres of gardens which contain the spectacular Great Conservatory designed by Charles Fowler in the 1820s. The House and Great Conservatory are available for corporate and private hire. The Northumberland Room in Syon House is an excellent venue for conferences, meetings, lunches and dinners (max 60). The State Apartments make a sumptuous setting for dinners, concerts, receptions, launches and wedding ceremonies (max 120). Marquees can be erected on the lawn adjacent to the house for balls and corporate events. The Great Conservatory is available for summer parties, launches, filming, photoshoots and wedding receptions (max 150).

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

No photography in house. Indoor adventure playground. Plant Sales Garden Centre. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Opening details

Syon House: 15 Mar - 29 Oct 2017 Weds, Thurs, Suns and BHs 11am-5pm, last entry 4pm. Gardens only: 13 Mar - 29 Oct 2017 Daily 10.30am-5pm, last entry at 4pm. House, Gardens and Great Conservatory closed from 31 Oct 2016 - 13 Mar 2017.

Prices

Please phone or check website for up to date details and special events. 020 8560 0882 www.syonpark.co.uk

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Address

Syon House,
Syon Park,
Brentford,
TW8 8JF

Location

Directions

Plan route to Syon House and Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 172768  Lat: 51.47802 Long: -0.31373

By Bus: 237 or 267.
Trains: From Waterloo to Kew Bridge, then a bus as above.
Underground: District line to Gunnersbury then bus as above.
For further information please visit www.tfl.gov.uk.co.uk

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

No photography in house. Indoor adventure playground. Plant Sales Garden Centre. Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • tarmac and gravel

  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop

General

  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 9
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria