West Wycombe Park, Village & Hill
Discover the fantastic West Wycombe Park
West Wycombe Park and gardens were created by Sir Frances Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society in the mid-18th century. New fieldwork has produced evidence of a number of important earlier phases of activity, most notably an Iron Age hillfort and associated prehistoric field system. The classically-inspired park itself, comprises formal drives, vistas, walks and woodland areas, as well as a wide range of garden statuary and ornamental lodges. A large lake has been created in the valley floor to the north of the house, and is furnished with three islands and an ornate cascade outflow. Extensive alterations were made to the house and its grounds throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.