Deene Park is a sixteenth-century house incorporating a medieval manor. It is built around a courtyard and has important rooms added during the reign of George III. Deene has belonged to the Brudenell family since 1514 and was the seat of the Earls of Cardigan, of whom the most notable was the 7th Earl who led the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava in 1854.
As the House is a fully-functioning family home, group visits are generally accommodated between April and September, Tuesday to Thursday from 10.30am onwards. A tour of the house typically lasts one hour and 25 minutes; the room sizes vary therefore large groups of more than 20 people will be divided into smaller groups to avoid overcrowding.
Groups can enjoy a private guided tour of up to fifteen rooms often used by family and friends. There is a large collection of art, furniture and porcelain, together with a display of uniforms and memorabilia from the Crimean War.