The Garden Front
From a photographer's point of view, Broadlands has little to offer. Photography is not allowed in the house, and in the grounds only a cricket pitch sized section of the front lawn is open to visitors.
For fans of the late Lord Louis Mountbatten, however, there are rich pickings. Although it is over thirty-five years since he was murdered by the Provisional IRA, and despite the efforts of the current owner, Lady Brabourne, this is still very much his home.
For opening times, admission prices, etc., please see the official site. Note: Broadlands has no refreshment facilities.
The Palladian-style mansion we see it today, is the result of an eighteenth century remodelling of an earlier Tudor and Jacobean manor house. This was carried out in 1767 by Capability Brown and the architect Henry Holland for the 2nd Viscount Palmerston, father of the British Prime Minister.