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Houghton House Ruins

Houghton House today is the shell of a 17th-century mansion commanding magnificent views, reputedly the inspiration for the ‘House Beautiful’ in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.

It was built around 1615 for Mary, Dowager Countess of Pembroke, in a mixture of Jacobean and Classical styles: the ground floors of two Italianate loggias survive, possibly the work of Inigo Jones.

Unfortunately the car park only has room for about four or five cars and as it was full and there is no where else to park, unfortunately I was not able to explore the ruins, but thankfully have a massive zoom lens on my camera…

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