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“A great house, lovely garden”
Review of Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall
Ranked #3 of 55 things to do in Hereford
Certificate of Excellence
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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?
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We attempted the double header of Berrington Hall and Croft Castle. They are near to each other and it can be done in an afternoon. I'd personally allow more time at Berrington - more to see. They both open at 13:00 and close around17:00. You can get into the main house at Berrington from 11:00 but then you have to take the guided tour - book on arrival. It feels quite homely even though it's a really grand house. You can takes photographs and video everywhere but no flash. The guides are really helpful and friendly. We met a gentleman who was restoring the dining-room chairs.The gent was really interesting to talk to about the work he carried out. According to another guide we spoke to the NT are moving towards more cleaning and restoration in-situ. This should prove really exciting for the public as they get to see what goes on behind the scenes - but out for all to see.
The main garden is "Capability" Brown but the better garden (IMHO) is the walled garden. This is packed full of seasonal veg, flowers, chickens and some bee hives. We were lucky and met the bee-keeper who was talking about keeping bees.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Every National Trust property has its own unique features and we found Berrington very appealing. It is not overly elaborate or grand but has a wonderful presence and feel to it. We were very impressed with the amazing range and quality of fruit and veg being grown there - fit for a great house. The accompanying flowers were a blaze of colour too not flagging with the very hot weather.
The house was interesting with quite a lot to read if you have the time or inclination. I am afraid the hot weather mitigated against this. However I did really like looking at the butler's room and laundry which I thought were pretty unique.

Thank Swind0nian
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Berrington Hall is very close to the 'Black & White villages, & is a lovely house with beautiful garden to go with it. It also has a lake, but as the day we were there was very hot , we did not venture that far. If you are members of the National Trust,then Croft Castle is only 5 miles away, & is also another nice place to visit

Thank Glyn W
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

What an excellent example and great history. We attended on one of our many hot July dates this year and loved the place. Guided tour a must to capture the feel of the place, the staff were knowledgable and helpful. The grounds were rolling and wonderful in the weather.
We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and even though we were without the children, we still enjoyed the day.

Thank Adam R
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

During our trip to England we also visited the fantastic Berrington Hall. It's beautiful gardens had been created by the great "Capability" Brown and the interior (especially the staircase) are absolutely breathtaking. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable and helpful and their "National Trust Cake" in the tea room was the best of all 5 different ones I tried.

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