About Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield and the surrounding land is cared for by the National Trust. If you would like to explore this remarkable site of Sir Thomas Tresham's symbolic lodge and one of England's oldest garden landscapes then please obtain tickets from the visitor reception. Admission is free for NT Members and children and £3.50 for adults.

The property is open Wednesday - Sunday from 10.30 - 5pm and daily from 26 July to 3 September.

Lyveden New Bield is one of the most haunting survivals of the Elizabethan age. This roofless shell stands virtually as it was left when work stopped on the death of Sir Thomas Tresham in 1605. Built to symbolise Tresham's Catholic faith, Lyveden was intended as an elaborate lodge for entertaining guests and viewing the surrounding deer park. Adjoining the lodge are the original canals, prospect mounts and terraces which once connected down to the Manor house (or Old Bield) in the valley bottom. Taking the opportunity to explore the grounds you will discover a garden site which has remained virtually unaltered for over 400 years.