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Milton’s Cottage
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Milton’s Cottage was built in the late 16th century, most probably for the estate manager of The Vache – once owned by Robert George Fleetwood, one of the Regicides of CharlesI.

Fleeing the outbreak of the Bubonic plague in London, Milton came to Chalfont St. Giles with his wife and daughters in 1665, where a house had been secured for them by Milton’s friend and pupil, Thomas Ellwood – who famously referred to it as “that pretty box in St Giles, Chalfonte.”

Although he lived here for less than 2 years, Milton’s Cottage was an important place in the writer’s life: within these walls he completed Paradise Lost and was inspired to write its sequel, Paradise Regained.  It was these late, great works that ensured his enduring poetic legacy and universal recognition as one of the world’s greatest writers.
Milton’s Cottage was secured for the nation after a public appeal to prevent it being dismantled and moved to the USA.  Queen Victoria opened the subscription list of the purchase of Milton’s Cottage in 1887 and it has been open to the public as a museum ever since.

Offer valid from 1st April to 31st October 2020.  Present your Chilterns Pass at time of purchase to take advantage of this offer.

Address and Contact

Deanway, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4JH

Telephone: 01494 872313

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Opening Hours

Closed during the winter, re-opens on 1st April 2020.
Our 2020 visitor season will run from 1st April to 31st October.
Our opening hours will be as follows:
Wed – Sun, 2 – 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)
We also open on bank holiday Mondays from 2 – 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)

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Offer valid from 1st April to 31st October 2020.
Present your Chilterns Pass at time of purchase to take advantage of this offer.

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children welcome
groups allowed
handicapped accessible

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