National Trust logo purple75 years ago, the mansion at Nymans was almost totally destroyed by a fire that tore through the building. Its owners were unable to afford the repairs, so a section was allowed to lie in ruins.

Instead the focus on Nymans now is on its Grade II* listed gardens, including one of the most significant plant collections in the UK, featuring species from around the world.

Visitors can take a guided tour around the extensive National Trust-run estate or spend hours wandering freely around the tree-lined avenues.

See: Nymans – on the National Trust website

View of the ruins bathed in winter sunshine at Nymans, West Sussex (credit, copyright National Trust Images and Laurence Perry (1616843), NTPL Commissioned)

View of the ruins bathed in winter sunshine at Nymans, West Sussex
1616843, NTPL Commissioned (NTPL), © National Trust Images / Laurence Perry


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