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.”
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.