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Danson House, Bexleyheath

Danson House

Danson Park
Tel: +44(0)20 8303 6699
Fax: +44(0)20 8304 6641
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The unveiling of a simple plaque bearing the legend 'Danson House built c1766 and reopened by the Queen 26th July 2005,' marked the culmination of over ten years work by English Heritage and Bexley Heritage Trust staff and ended the seesaw of over 35 years of dereliction and restoration at Danson under local authority ownership, as debate around the future of the house raged on.

The Queen's visit is an extremely significant event in the history of the house and will long be remembered. It puts the royal seal of approval on the hard work of so many staff and volunteers who have restored Danson and opened it to the public.

Danson House, Bexleyheath

• Historic House
• Gardens
• Tea Room
• Picnic Area
• Children
• Car Park
• Private Group Tours
• School Tours Available,

Weddings and Conferences
Danson House is a fine Palladian villa that was built by Sir John Boyd for his young bride Catherine Chapone. Danson was built as a suite of rooms for entertaining by a man besotted with his new wife and the layout and interiors reflect themes of love and enjoyment, from the garlands and decoration above the front door to the Pavillon wall paintings in the dining room.

Up to sixty five guests can attend a memorable civil ceremony in any of the principal rooms: the salon, an octagonal room with stunning period wallpapers and furnishings overlooking the lake, the dining room with its original wall paintings and gilded mirrors, or the library with the famous George England organ. After a drinks reception for up to 130 in the house, guests can enjoy the wedding breakfast and evening reception in style in a marquee in the house’s private formal gardens, with views over the haha to the lake.

The house, formal staircase and the gardens provide a beautiful setting for your wedding photographs.

Opening Times
• Open from Good Friday until end of October.
• Bank Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday and Sunday
• Pre-booked groups possible year-round-please enquire for details.
• Times: 11am to 5pm, last entry 4.15pm

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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