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in the county of Lincolnshire

Pictures of Wrest Park House and Gardens

a Historic Building in the town of Silsoe, in the county of Bedfordshire

About Wrest Park House and Gardens

Wrest Park House was once the home of the de Grey family whose Mausoleum is at nearby Flitton.
The gardens form a charming backdrop to the house which was inspired by 18th century French chateaux. There are 90 acres of wonderful gardens originally laid out in the early 18th century, including the Great Garden. The gardens were later partly remodelled by 'Capability' Brown.

There are several garden buildings and ornaments and an intricate French Garden with statues and a fountain.

During the 18th and 19th centuries the formal parterre, Bath House and marble fountains were added. The huge Orangery was built by Earl de Grey.

Wrest Park Gardens, now cared for by English Heritage, provide a delightful man-made setting in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside.

The de Grey Mausoleum (also owned by English Heritage) has remarkable sculpted monuments and tombs dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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A picture of Ampthill

Ampthill (13 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NW)

The lovely town of Ampthill lies sheltered by hills in the sandstone belt of Bedfordshire...

Old Warden, Bedfordshire

Old Warden (23 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Bedfordshire

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction NE)

Old Warden is a sleepy Bedfordshire village with pretty honey-coloured thatched cottages and a wealth of other interesting buildings...

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Hitchin (51 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Hertfordshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction SE)



Woburn (30 Pictures)

in the county of Bedfordshire

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction W)

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Bedford (71 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

(9.1 miles, 14.6 km, direction N)

Bedford is the historic County town of Bedfordshire with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's has strong associations with this town...

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Cainhoe Castle, Clophill, Bedfordshire.

Cainhoe Castle (2 Pictures)

(1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction N)

The remains of a late 11th or early 12th century motte and bailey castle with three baileys. Cainhoe castle was probably occupied.....

Sunset in April at Rowney Warren, Nr Chicksands, Shefford, Beds

Rowney Warren (1 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.4 km, direction NE)

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A picture of Houghton House

Houghton House (24 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction NW)

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Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Bedfordshire - October 2005

The Swiss Garden (29 Pictures)

(6.4 miles, 10.3 km, direction NE)

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A sunny winter December 17th 2006 at Shuttleworth House, Bedfordshire

Shuttleworth House (3 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction NE)

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