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Kinver Edge Rock Houses

Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
+44 1384 872553
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Unexpected

Called in on our way home from a weeks holiday. We didn't really know what to expect, but were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Geoff C
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Mold, United Kingdom
Lovely trip out

We called on our way home to see the Rock Houses. We had no expectations of the visit but to say we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KathUK_12
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Birmingham, 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. Get comfortable by the fire and our volunteers will tell you tales of the people that lived right inside the rock. Just outside is the heathland of Kinver Edge - a pocket of wilderness, buzzing with insects and heady with the scent of gorse and purple heather. A stroll along the sandstone ridge offers dramatic views across surrounding counties from the ramparts of an imposing Iron Age Hill Fort. Beyond the views miles of walking country awaits, winding through birch and oak woodland and exposed areas of red sandstone geology.
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  • Average5%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
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+44 1384 872553
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"national trust"
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"tea room"
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"well worth a visit"
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"hill fort"
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"tea shop"
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"top level"
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"rock cakes"
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"lovely walk"
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"nt properties"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"iron age fort"
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"the cottages"
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"fascinating place to visit"
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"steep walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in on our way home from a weeks holiday. We didn't really know what to expect, but were really surprised by these quirky little homes in the rock. Friendly volunteers - the best we have come across at the national trust properties we have...More

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We called on our way home to see the Rock Houses. We had no expectations of the visit but to say we enjoyed it was an understatement.We was greeted by Mark who was very knowledgeable and taken on a tour round the house by Sally....More

Thank KathUK_12
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here last week on a very hot day, but there is plenty of tree cover on the path up to the houses and they are nice and cool inside. We parked at the bottom of the hill in the pull in, for that...More

Thank Jan T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

well this is a new one. We're used to massive NT houses so this made a nice change. To start with you park along the side of the road, there is no set car park, but still plenty of spaces. A little uphill walk to...More

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fascinating touring the NT's Rock Houses on Kinver Edge, Staffordshire. Having seen them on television I was keen to take a look for myself. They were well worth the visit and the guides were most helpful and informative too. Slightly disconcerting to discover...More

Thank Assistyg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

went with friends.....very good meal....staff was friendly and helpfull...drink a little expensive unfoturnatly we missed the one night that entertainment was there...but had a good evening

Thank Bridget O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best NT properties I have visited. It combines two of my favourite things - a good walk and some interesting history. The property itself is small in comparison to other properties but it is so interesting. We arrived just in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost rated 4 stars instead of 5 as we had trouble finding the place. Expecting the Sat Nav to stop us in the approximate location as usual, when I spotted a small sign I told the other half who was driving to make the...More

1  Thank Herta F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a very warm day and had an enjoyable time. The houses and gardens were interesting and the little tea shop very nice (delicious cake !) I would say it's a fine weather destination as there are some lovely walks although we found the...More

Thank OliverFan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place for a circular walk in open ground and through the trees. See the wild, long horned cows grazing, too, on the heath. The staff at the Rock Houses were very frhelpful friendly. The 45 min/1 hour tour by a volunteer was excellent,...More

Thank Helen S
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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
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Jil W
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Kateh0405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill I saw plenty of dogs up there on Saturday so I'm guessing it's ok :-)
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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
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