Miltons Cottage in Chalfont St Giles is the only surviving building in which the famous
writer is known to have lived. To prevent it being demolished and rebuilt in the USA in
1887, it was bought for the British by public subscription, including £20 donated by
Queen Victoria. Milton came to Chalfont St Giles to escape the Great Plague of
London in 1665. It was in this picturesque cottage that he completed Paradise Lost and
the sequel Paradise Regained. Now open to the public, the Grade I Listed Building
contains many relics and exhibits of interest. The cottage has an attractive garden with a free car park nearby.
Open: March - October, Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 6.00pm and Bank Holidays. Admission:
Adult £2.50, Child £1 (under 15 years).