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Berrington Hall

Leominster, Hereford HR6 0DW, England
44 1568 615721
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Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington has many secrets to uncover. Here in one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can... more » Owner description: Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington has many secrets to uncover. Here in one of Henry Holland’s first houses, you can explore the family rooms and walk in the servants’ footsteps down the back stairs, moving around the house unseen by the family and guests. You will find out what happened to William Kemp, LordCawley’s butler, and discover the anguish of a grieving mother during the First World War. Alternatively why not join a below-stairs tour to see if you would have liked being a servant at Berrington? « less
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Essex
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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The grounds of this stately home had been laid out by Capability Brown who had recommended his son-in-law Henry Holland as the architect of the house. It was commissioned by a wealthy merchant in the late 18th century and was built in a very austere, classical style outside but with very beautiful interiors. The structure is built of local red... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

pleasant day out for few hours , had a nice walk from the lake but should have had better footwear on ..we found out . due to area;s rather wet , also a map needed to see which way you were going. had a nice lunch in the Restaurant food and service excellent , there was a nice collection on... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Visited the other week on a Friday for some quiet 'down time'. The property was not busy and for much of the time the sun was shining, which meant the walled gardens were lovely to stroll round. I love the use of herbs in culinary and historical medicinal practices and it was lovely to see Lovage etc., growing and interpreted.... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely house but the grounds not so good. The NT shop very small, the plants were from Hanbury Hall ( which we've been to several times and is far far better than Berrington Hall ). Nice courtyard for eating outside but we did not try it out. If you're looking for a seat do not go on a walk outside... More

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

An OK house to visit but have been to many better NT houses than this. 2 hours was amples of time to wander around the house.

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Cardiff
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Berrington Hall is a fine house built for Thomas Harley in the 1780s who made his fortune as a banker and government contractor in London. There is plenty to see in the House, including the links with the family of Admiral Lord Rodney, whom Harley's second daughter, Anne, married in 1781. Downstairs in the House can be seen the Marble... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Interesting house and beautiful gardens and parkland. Well worth a visit. Only £9.50 per adult for all access inc parking. Nice touches such as free games for families and croquet. National Trust property.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to Berrington hall two weeks ago and we had a fantastic time the history is amazing and we loved the walk around the grounds and took some lovely photos . would recommend to go for a day out.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A National Trust property near Leominster with wonderful views of surrounding countryside and extensive gardens by Capability Brown. The exterior of the house looks a bit gloomy but what an interior with so many rooms open to the public each one showing a glimpse of the houses history. At the moment they have a interesting display of costumes from the... More

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Hampshire, England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved the house, it is a smaller NT property so you get more of an impression of who the family were and how they lived. I particularly liked the Georgian costumes, some reproduction but also a lot of original, the detail and needlework was amazing. My husband and I both liked the Oval room, with memorabilia of the three... More

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