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Hartlebury Castle

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visited with grandchildren

A great place to visit either with or without children. Plenty of interesting rooms, exhibits and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Interesting but disjointed

The main house is really interesting, the videos that lead you through the house are good but in... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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“picnic area”(4 reviews)
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Hartlebury Village, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit either with or without children. Plenty of interesting rooms, exhibits and decor for everyone to enjoy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BerkeleySandy
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The main house is really interesting, the videos that lead you through the house are good but in places a little too long. It's strange to expect visitors to want to stand in front of a screen for ten minutes or even longer in some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lizcp83
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was the home of the Bishops of Worcester for hundreds of years. One of our guides was the wife of the last Bishop who lived in the castle. It isn’t actually a castle just a stately home. We had 2 very knowledgeable guides who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a magical place to visit and isn’t on everyone’s radar as it is run by the village trust as opposed to the National Trust. It’s well worth a visit. The gardens provide excellent walks and scenery. The museum has something for everyone with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Visited sometime ago , but this museum is really a hidden gem. You walk from room to room and say wow , I remember that, or my grandad did that. So just stroll around then look at the old horse drawn caravans and see how...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bloke1947
Reviewed October 15, 2018

A trip to Hartlebury Castle was not high on my visit list ....... How wrong I was this was truly inspirational from the talking pictures through to the secret rooms and beyond. The term " Castle " is perhaps a bit misleading as it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WorcsHornet
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Great place to visit now that the house is open there's so much to see both inside and out Can you find the two secret rooms? We did, great fun Lots of old vehicles to see

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PamY_11
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Museum, formerly the country residence of the Bishops' of Worcester has recently expanded since the Bishop of Worcester vacated. The visitor can be amazed at the early 15th century great hall with its historic portraits of its clergical residents, plus historic furniture with fine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rotarymowerman
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Although we went without the children it would be a fantastic place to visit with children. The story being told through the picture frame videos is a fantastic way to take people back in time and in nearly every Tom there is a hands on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lecy22
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The castle is very impressive - really imaginative how the information is presented. The renovation has been done wonderfully well. The grounds are a work in progress, the work done so far makes you think the grounds will be very attractive in years to come....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Sophie P
July 24, 2018|
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Hi. I am pleased to let you know that the Castle now welcomes dogs. Dogs (on leads) are allowed around the Castle gardens and grounds including our moatside walk (but not allowed inside the Castle). Owners needs to purchase... More