St Paul's Walden Bury

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St. Paul's Walden Bury is a stately home and surrounding gardens located in the village of St Paul's Walden in Hertfordshire. A home of the Bowes-Lyon family, it is best known for its connection to the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. One of her childhood homes, it was possibly the site of her birth and was also the location at which she finally accepted Prince Albert's proposal of marriage.

The estate has been in the possession of the Bowes-Lyon family since 1725. The gardens are large and set in extensive woodland. In 1987 the gardens were designated Grade I listed.[1] They are also listed on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. The gardens were designed in part by Geoffrey Jellicoe.


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Coordinates: 51°52′52″N 0°16′34″W / 51.88111°N 0.27611°W / 51.88111; -0.27611