Cowdray Heritage


Cowdray Heritage

Visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Cowdray was partially destroyed by fire in 1793. The site is open for pre-booked guided tours. Exact dates and times of the tours are on the website.

Cowdray Heritage

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Directions to

Cowdray Heritage

Free parking for the first hour of your visit is available in North Street car park in Midhurst, by the bus station. There is a small hourly charge thereafter.
The sat nav postcode for the public car park is GU29 9DW.

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Learn about the


With a history dating back to the early 1500's, Cowdray was in its heyday during the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, both of whom visited and stayed at the house, with Henry VIII being a frequent visitor.

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Wedding photo ruins

A fabulous backdrop for

Wedding photos

Cowdray Heritage is available for wedding or engagement photo shoots all year round. If you are getting married nearby we can also arrange to floodlight the ruins for you, creating a dramatic backdrop for your special day. For more information and to request a booking form please contact us.

Access and


Access around the site is on uneven surfaces. There are steps and areas that are not level. We advise sensible footwear, and we reserve the right to prevent access to certain areas in bad weather or if there a risk to visitors.


An inspiring place for learning

The Tower Room

Viscountess Cowdray, an artist and sculptress herself, has overseen the refurbishment of the Tower Room into a magnificent Renaissance Art Studio. It is an amazing ancient hexagonal space, secreted away near the top of a romantic tower. Viscountess Cowdray is keen for others to share her passion for art.

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The use of


Please note that drones, UAVs, model planes and helicopters are not permitted into, or allowed to be used in or over the Heritage site and environs.

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A picturesque location for


Cowdray Heritage welcomes film crews. For any filming enquiries please contact

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