Southside House was built in the 17th century, and is currently by the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Major Malcolm Munthe was a significant figure in the wartime activities of the SOE in Scandinavia and Italy. He opened Southside House to the public, and spent the last years of his life here. The house is in a William-and-Mary style and its many rooms have been maintained in traditional style without any major refurbishment. The furniture, objets d'art, paintings, and other items all belong to the family, and the rooms have a very intimate 'lived in' feel. The gardens are a mixture of wilderness and order, making for a delightful wander after the guided house tour.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Opening Times: Open Easter Sun-last weekend Sep, Wed, Sat- Sun and BH Mon afternoons. Guided tours only at 2 and 3.30
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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