National Trust Properties
Enjoy a wealth of experiences at the Herefordshire National Trust properties. There are grand houses and a tranquil riverside garden, they are the perfect way to get away from it all.
Berrington Hall (13 miles away)
Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. This year, supported by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison, we begin the planning and showcasing of our Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project. In the parkland, you can explore Brown’s work with Red Earth’s ‘Genius Loci’ exhibition. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families. Experience some of the extremes of the 18th century in the wig and bum shop and discover the hidden ‘below stairs’.
Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can also explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests.
The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Wade Collection. The house is surrounded by Capability Brown’s final landscape. Though it has a slightly austere exterior, the house has delicate interiors and a homely, welcoming feel.
Brockhampton Estate (7 miles away)
At the heart of this 687-hectare (1,700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton, a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century.
The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse, built 1530-40.
There are miles of walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area.
This is home to a rich variety of wildlife, along with historic farming breeds such as Hereford cattle and Ryeland sheep.
The Weir Garden (17 miles)
Bordered by the River Wye, The Weir sits within unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and has many historical secrets to uncover. For centuries this site has been used as a pleasure ground for fishing, boating and swimming. It is managed in a natural way to create a varied habitat for wildlife.
In spring see carpets of bulbs littered between ancient trees, in summer enjoy a picnic by the river to watch the wildlife and in autumn visit the walled garden bursting with seasonal produce.
Visit the garden any time of year to find out why this location has appealed to so many and enjoy exploring this tranquil haven.
Please note: only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens, all other dogs can be exercised in the car park picnic area.