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Preston Manor

See the eerie garden ruins and the pet graveyard of this supposedly haunted 13th-century house that was once the center of Edwardian society.

Preston Manor is a historic building that was the one-time administrative center of the former village of Preston. It has been in place since the middle of the 13th century, although the majority of today’s structure dates back to the 1700s. Find out about the affluent former owners of the site and upper-class Edwardian society from this museum’s exhibits.

Amble through the site’s walled garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Marvel at the old flint walls that date back many centuries, as well as the ruins of a structure built around a well. Visit the eerie graveyard for animals that belonged to the families that occupied the house. Meander past the cemetery, where four cats and 16 dogs are buried, to admire the lily ponds.

The manor has a reputation for being haunted. Many sightings of a woman in gray, an excommunicated nun and a phantom who rides a toy tractor have been reported as far back as the 1500s. Learn about the ghostly séances and investigative television programs these legends have inspired.

Enter the house to see its Edwardian décor and furnishings. Explore the sophisticated reception room and look around the servants’ quarters. Note the disparity between the quality of the servant halls and that of the family rooms.

The building is a two-story mansion with a Georgian façade, a basement and an attic, so visitors can traverse four floors in total. Discover the library, morning room, dining room and the building’s majestic staircases.

The manor is closed on Mondays but otherwise open daily from morning until late afternoon. There is an entrance fee, with discounts for kids, students and families.

Preston Manor is part of Preston Park, which lies 2 miles (3 kilometers) northwest of the city center. Buses depart regularly from Brighton Railway Station to the site, a journey that takes about 20 minutes. Visit nearby attractions including the Booth Museum of Natural History and the Preston Park Velodrome.


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