Washington Old Hall’s historic manor and gardens stem once housed the ancestors of first president of the United States, George Washington. Some parts of the manor house date back to the medieval period. Washington Old Hall was a safe haven from the chaos of the English Civil Wars. Since the 20th century, the local community has maintained its tranquil gardens and stone walls. Visitors today can admire the carefully restored structure. During the 19th century, Washington Old Hall was rapidly decaying and housed impoverished families. However, these times are behind it and now visitors can enjoy the property that has such surprising connections to the founding of the US.

Visitors can explore the manor house and see how George Washington’s ancestors lived. Contempary inventories were used to recreate the interior. Similarly, the garden blooms with life and contains fruit trees, a nuttery and even a small play area for children to get stuck in!


Assistance dogs are welcome in the hall and gardens.

An accessible toilet is available. Steps are taken down to the toilets and lower garden.

There is designated disabled parking although booking in advance is required.

Seating is available and most of the terrain has level access although please be aware the garden and hall can be uneven in places.

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Q Are dogs welcome on the grounds?

Yes, in the gardens.

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