Our Open Days are our way of making our heritage and stories as accessible as possible. 

General Open Days are at weekends

Explore the house at your own pace

Come and explore the Manor House and walled gardens. The most prestigious rooms in the house will be open for you to wander through on a free-flow route. There will be expert stewards in each room sharing the remarkable stories of West Horsley Place including Guy Fawkes' time as a footman here, how Walter Raleigh's head ended up under our stairs, why Elizabeth I had a theatre built in our gardens, how two of our owners ended up being executed, and much more. 

For BBC Ghosts fans:

  • Enjoy seeing props used in the BBC show
  • Dress-up and cosplay are encouraged
  • Play 'Twist-It' and chess in the Stone Hall with other fans
It’s the loveliest, most beautiful and soothing place. 

Dates for 2024:

Sunday 18 August, please note this will now be a Family & Fan Day.

Sunday 29 September SOLD OUT 

Sunday 27 October 

Sunday 17 November




Places are limited and must be booked online in advance: no physical tickets will be issued.

Please check in at the arrival desk during your entrance timeslot. Last entry for the afternoon session will be at 3pm. 


Hot drinks, savoury snacks and cakes will be available on the day at our pop-up cafe at Place Farm Barn. We're very happy for you to bring a picnic into the walled gardens or Place Farm courtyard, but please take any rubbish away with you. 


Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the manor house and walled gardens. However, we have a 380- acre estate in which you are most welcome to take your well-behaved pooch for a walk.