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Highgrove House Review

Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana made their home at Highgrove House, 1½ miles southwest of Tetbury. Charles set about making the 37-acre estate his personal showcase for traditional and organic growing methods and conservation of native plants and animals. Here you can appreciate the amazing industry on the part of the royal gardeners who have created the orchards, kitchen garden, and woodland garden almost from nothing. Look for the stumpery, the immaculate and quirky topiaries, and the national collection of hostas. You can sample the estate's produce in the restaurant and shop, or from its retail outlet in Tetbury. Tickets go on sale in February and sell out quickly, so make sure to book well ahead. Allow three to four hours for a visit to the house. Those under 12 aren't permitted.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off A433, Doughton, GL8 8TN
  • Phone: 020/7766–7310 book tours
  • Cost: £22.50, prebooked only
  • Hours: Early Apr.–late Oct., weekdays plus occasional weekends
  • Website:
  • Location: Tetbury
Updated: 08-06-2013

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