Danson House Houses
The house is primarily the creation of two men: John Boyd, the owner, and his architect Robert Taylor. It reflects a preoccupation with the Golden Age of antiquity and is full of the symbolism of classical mythology. It is a revival of Italian villa design from the area around Vicenza in the second half of the sixteenth century. The leading architect at that time was Andrea Palladio.
Visitors can also ascend the elliptical staircase and see the bedroom floor. On the lower floor, the breakfast room, looking out over the parkland, now houses a tea room serving tea, coffee, home made cakes and light lunches. The shop in the basement has a unique range of items evocative of the house and its history.
The house is open to visitors on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. During June, July and August the house is also open on Tuesdays.
Opening times: 11am to 5pm: last entry at 4.15pm
Accompanied Children (in family groups) ? FREE
A discount entry of £4.50 is available for English Heritage members and certain Welsh Heritage and Scottish Heritage members.
AddressDanson Pk, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 8HL
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