The exterior of Hylands House with people enjoying the front lawn.
  • The exterior of Hylands House with people enjoying the front lawn.
  • The Pleasure Gardens at Hylands Estate.
  • The Adventure Castle play area at Hylands Estate.
  • Geese swimming in Serpentine Lake, which sits behind Hylands House.
  • The Stables at Hylands Estate, home to the Artist Studios and The Deli cafe.

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Hylands Estate is a prestigious Grade II* listed public park encompassing 574 acres of historic parkland. The beautifully renovated Neo-Classical elegant villa Hylands House can be hired for any occasion including Weddings, Celebrations and Business Events and is open to the public on select days. 

The Stables offers a welcoming café, information point, second-hand bookshop and Artist Studios and shop, featuring items made at Hylands.

Within the park there are formal Victorian Gardens and ancient woodlands that are accessible as well as an award winning accessible children’s Adventure Playground. Every day of the year, you can learn more about the history of the Estate with our Multimedia History & Gardens Tour. Stop by The Stables Information Point to borrow a headset, or scan the QR codes on the sign posts with your smart phone. 

Join us for our Open Estate Days every third Sunday of the month and discover a list of seasonal events both within the House and the Park.

Hylands Estate is the perfect place to visit and explore.


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Friday, 21st June 2024 - Friday, 21st June 2024

Saturday, 22nd June 2024 - Saturday, 22nd June 2024

Sunday, 23rd June 2024 - Sunday, 23rd June 2024

Foodies FestivalFoodies Festival returns a star-studded line-up of celebrity TV chefs and chart-topping music stars, including: Blue, Westlife and Boyzone supergroup Boyzlife and Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra
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Friday, 5th July 2024 - Friday, 5th July 2024

An Outdoor Sunset Candlelight ExperienceAn Outdoor Sunset Candlelight Experience At Hylands Estate
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Wednesday, 21st August 2024 - Wednesday, 21st August 2024

Outdoor Theatre: Peter PanImmersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, Peter Pan.
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  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From London: Take A12 towards Colchester. At 1st Chelmsford sign, take slip road to A414 towards Chelmsford. (A414 is an old dual carriageway). White on brown tourist signs indicates entrance to park/house.  

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Chelmsford, which is 10 miles away.

Hylands Estate


London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8WQ

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  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information
  • Other AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2023

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Gates open at 7:30am and close at:
March - 6pm
April - 8pm
May - 9pm
June - 10pm

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