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Kinver Edge Rock Houses

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice little visit for NT members

Cute little place to visit with fab little tea room and walks in the forest, but no way is it worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Very interesting place!

Our first visit - and we really enjoyed it. Fascinating to see how people lived in these caves... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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With sweeping views, a wildlife haven in the heath and unique homes carved straight into the rock...Kinver Edge is full of surprises. The famous Holy Austin Rock Houses are cosily restored to help you soak up the atmosphere of these unusual homes...more
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Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
+44 1384 872553
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All reviews national trust tea room well worth a visit hill fort top level tea shop nt properties surrounding countryside steep walk fascinating place to visit lovely walk wooded area short climb the cottages middle level nt volunteers check opening times
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place to visit with fab little tea room and walks in the forest, but no way is it worth £6 per person to get in. Probably about 15 minutes worth of stuff to look at. Good, but overpriced for non members.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit - and we really enjoyed it. Fascinating to see how people lived in these caves, until relatively recently. Busy tea room, but lots of space outside - with great views - and blankets provided on chilly days! As usual, very friendly NT...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ccmanMidlands_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for an attraction local to Kidderminster where I could take our 2 dogs and have a light bite to eat. Kinver Edge fitted the bill and helped as it was a gorgeous spring day. To visit the Rock houses you are unable...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a different place to visit and so good to see that the NT support such a wide variety of properties. Do visit if you have the mobility to climb up to the rock houses as they are so different from anything else...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sueondartmoor
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Lovely to see the restoration of the Rock Houses..A great job..Good that it happened to preserve the history for future generations,..As a kid we used to climb all over these..And anybody who lived in Kinver or nearby can tell you a few stories of what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank david m
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The notion of people still living in caves well into the 20th century seems improbable, but here at Kinver you can see the proof. Quite a steep walk to get there but we'll worth it. The houses are lovingly recreated and very cosy. There a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank codsallStourbridgeUK
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited with our young twins to see Santa at the start of December. It was beautiful, so well organised & magical. All of the staff & volunteers were amazing. The Santa experience was simple, & reasonably priced but so well managed & traditional. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank twinmummy87
Reviewed December 17, 2018

We arrived on a day when it was heavily raining, the cafe was packed and nowhere to sit outside was dry. Took about 20 mins to walk around, glad we didnt have to pay to be honest im sure its better on a sunny day

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TerrieD441
Reviewed November 11, 2018

It seems beyond belief that people lived in cave houses as recently as the 1960s, however a visit to see these preserved dwellings changed all that for me. The National Trust has done a great job of recreating how cave dwellers lived in these unlikely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rufus1780
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I used to use the cafe to allow my dogs a drink of water while using the edge, the nt now charge £6 just to enter the tea rooms now which sickens me as they were awesome before the nt took over, if you like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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kathleen c
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Keith P | Reviewed this property |
I apologise for the delay in responding. To be frank, I would not try this location if you have those difficulties. The paths are fairly steep and manoeuvrability isn't going to be good even if you do get to the rock house... More
Jil W
March 20, 2017|
Response from Ktravels_123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill I saw plenty of dogs up there on Saturday so I'm guessing it's ok :-)
Helen R
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Dream-maker | Reviewed this property |
We walked through the woods to the rocks. Its hilly with uneven ground. However there is a car park nearby where they could be accessed by series of steps. Would still be hilly and uneven once at the houses though. It would... More