Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Discover another world and explore over 300 years of fascinating history.  With recreated period rooms and lovely historic gardens set within a beautiful park.  Come and enjoy special events including exhibitions, creative workshops and family events, guided tours and more.

Key Facts Date Built - 1696Grade II* listed
Key Facts
Date Built - 1696
Grade II* listed

Facilities: Dogs allowedRestaurant / CafeWheelchair accessible

Set within lush parkland, this elegant Grade II* listed country house has over 300 years of fascinating history just waiting to be explored. Built in 1696 for the widow of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the house boasts magnificent period features and beautiful historic gardens.

Come and enjoy the restored period rooms including the Georgian bedchamber and Victorian kitchen. Take a walk around the picturesque gardens – the Old English Garden, the Rose Garden, the Kitchen Garden with the Gardeners’ Cottage Café, and the Long Water with alcove seat and grottos.  Regular events take place throughout the year including exhibitions, open studios, and family events. Guided tours can be arranged for groups (must be pre-booked).

Location and Access

Valentines Mansion and Gardens are in Ilford within easy access of public transport.

Access by car

Easily accessible from the A406 (junction for A12) and the M25 (junction 27 for M11, and follow on to the A406 East). Car parking is available at the mansion (pay and display).

Access by Public Transport

Tube Gants Hill Underground Station (Central Line). 5 minutes walk. Rail Ilford National Rail, direct line from Liverpool Street Station. Bus Take bus routes 396, 128, 179, 123, 296, 167 from Gants Hill Underground Station and 128, 296, 150, 396, 167 from Ilford National Rail to stop ‘Valentines Mansion and Park’.

Disabled Access

Designated car parking spaces are provided for disabled badge holders. The mansion has level access throughout, with a lift to all floors. Width restrictions apply to larger electric wheelchairs. Please call ahead of your visit for advice and assistance. For access advice call +44 (0)20 8708 8100.