Elton Hall is now closed for 2023 and will reopen for the late May Bank Holiday weekend 2024.
An extraordinary, romantic, part-Gothic historic house near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, that has been in the Proby family for 400 years
Elton Hall is nestled in the beautiful countryside on the Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire border, lying eight miles southwest of Peterborough. It stands proud in unspoilt landscaped parkland where a house has stood since the 12th century.
The house has been the home of the Proby family since 1660, although previous generations held land at Elton from the time of Elizabeth I. Elton Hall is enchanting and there is something romantic and magical about the building with its gothic south elevation set at a right angle to the classical, French inspired, entrance wing. Successive generations have embellished both the house and collection, which contains many Old Masters and fine examples of English portraiture by Reynolds, Gainsborough and Romney. A visit, which also includes the recently Award winning restored gardens, provides the visitor with a fascinating insight into British history and taste.
Alexandra Proby and her family continue to maintain and preserve the house and welcome visitors to the Hall. There is something for everyone to see, from the private chapel used by the family for Christenings and special events, books from the library of over 10,000 volumes and portraits including ones of Oliver Cromwell, Charles 1 and Charles II, representing the tumultuous times of the 17th century.