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Address: Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY, England
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Jacobean Manor house in Much Marcle. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday...

Jacobean Manor house in Much Marcle. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from Easter until the end of September. Tea rooms serving homemade cakes. Gardens with labyrinth, dovecote, pond, knot garden, mediaeval garden.

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Staff were very friendly. Drinks were not overly expensive although a limited choice. Lovely surroundings.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
Mark B
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Staff were very friendly. Drinks were not overly expensive although a limited choice. Lovely surroundings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Hellens is a wonderful old house, and the guided tours are very good. Because the house is complex historically and architecturally, some sort of printed map would help to make its interpretation easier. We were told that the cellars were constructed from the remains of an earlier house nearby. It would have been interesting to have had an opportunity to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Spent a very interesting two hours with Bradley, Hellens curator, who explained, with great accuracy and outstanding knowledge, the amazing history of Hellens. The remarkable people who've owned and/or lived there, and the extraordinary 'old master' paintings on the walls. Artifacts owned by many historical personalities ind Ann Boleyn are on show, too. Bradley brought the whole place to life,... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This has magnificent gardens, on a small but enticing scale. The building is full of nooks and crannies, stories and ghosts, and it is an absolute must for visitors. Don't forget to visit the Physic Garden.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We were entertained by the tour leader's skilful commentary of the history of the building, the family, and their place in English history.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

A delightful tour of the house that is still a home with plenty of history and a wonderful, intriguing garden. Open Sundays and Wednesdays.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Very interesting house and grounds with a super guide to tell us all the in's and out's of this fascinating place.As another reviewer said very much a home,so lovely to see and hear all about the present incumbents. Well worth a visit and the garden is also lovely to walk around as is the very grand tea room.

1 Thank Adele P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

Have just spent a glorious day at the 2016 Hellens Garden Festival. Weather was decidedly damp English June but this didn't spoil the day at all. The gardens are beautiful, with different areas linked by secret paths and hidden arbours. The planting is wonderful, and the roses stunning. I loved the kitchen and herb garden, but the Physic Garden was... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

A fascinating house with lots of original artefacts. It's a home, not a museum, which makes it even more unusual. Cat, our guide, was very knowledgable and was great at engaging with our small group. The tour lasted about an hour. You can finish the tour in the tearoom if you like. Watch the opening times. Check website before. £20... More 

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Set in the small village of Much Marcle is Hellens. A privately owned hall which allows you a different experience from the highly polished National Trust Houses. After viewing the house walk through the gardens and gateway and follow the footpath along the edge of about 3 fields till you come to a forest track keep on this following the... More 

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