DiCamillo Companion

Abbotsbury Castle

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens were founded in 1765 by the Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for the Castle. Since then the gardens have developed into a 20-acre site famous for its exotic plants.

  • Title: Country House Described: An Index to the Country Houses of Great Britain and Ireland, The
    Author: Holmes, Michael
    Year Published: 1986
    Publisher: Hampshire: St. Paul's Bibliographies (London: Victoria & Albert Museum)
    ISBN: 0906795397
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Grade I

  • Past Seat of: Countess of Ilchester, wife of Stephen Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Other

  • House Open to Public: House Demolished - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01305-871-387

    Email: info@abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

    Website: http://www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk

    Awards: HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2012.

    Historic Houses Member: Yes