Hylands History & Gardens Tour
Introducing our brand-new complimentary multimedia tour which shares the rich history of Hylands House and our extensive gardens.
Hylands House was first built almost 300 years ago, and the gardens have been a major attraction for most of our history. Over time, each new owner made their own mark on the house and grounds, extending and remodelling the landscape according to the tastes and fashions of the day. Initially there were 100 acres of parkland. By the mid-1800s it covered some 4,300 acres!
Today, Hylands Estate covers 574 acres of historic parkland, all open for the public to explore. We’re proud that we are known as the jewel in Chelmsford’s crown. Now, our new multimedia tour, designed by ATS Heritage, will take you through the history of the Estate, telling the story of how we came to be as we are today.