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Old Gorhambury House

off Bluehouse Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 6AH

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About this venue

Situated just outside St Albans are the remains of Old Gorhambury House, a once immense mansion constructed in 1563-8 by the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Sir Nicholas Bacon. A prolific builder, Sir Nicholas spent many years expanding and adapting the residence - the showpiece of which was undoubtedly an elaborate and expensive porch adorning the entrance. Over the years, the extensive building was sadly left to crumble, and visitors to the site may find it hard to visualise the estate as it would have looked during its heyday. However, the ruins that remain do give some indication of its grandeur, and make a visit to the site truly worthwhile.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • The venue is open all year round during any reasonable daylight hours, but is closed on the 1st June and every Saturday between September and January.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There are easy, medium and steep slopes throughout the venue.
  • There are grassed, paved and loose stoned areas.
  • There are two sets of steep stairs leading into the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)