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“Loverly day out”
Review of Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall
Ranked #4 of 56 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 29, 2013

We live local to Berrington Hall so the journey was not to far. it is well sign posted and easy to access. when we arrived we walked up to the house and were greeted by a member of staff in period costume, they were also very knowledgeable of the history which made it very interesting.
As well as the house and the ground there is a café and gift shift. However we took our own food (Picnic) and made a day of it.
To end the day we completed a great walk around the whole estate.
All in all it is good value for money and would go back in the future.

Thank denbygh
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A lovely nt house with real character. Walled garden is lovely on sunny days. Playground for kids although not tiny ones as it 's adventure style. It can get muddy after rain: send the kids in wellies or old shoes! Give the house tours a miss before 1 pm with little ones; guides in rooms are lovely and can tell you everything anyway. We joined the nt here: if yiu are quite local Berrington is one to come back to again. Lovely cafe in old kitchen and nice games in garden.

Thank Alex G
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lived in the county for almost 40 years and just had my first visit to the national trust house and gardens. Great detail in all the rooms, live the history of the three main families who have owned it over the last 100 or so years. The volunteer guides are very helpful - not intrusive and will always speak and chat if you want information. The gardens are a treat, the café and shops are nice and quirky.
Well worth a look - takes at least 3 hours to get the right feel for what it is about

Thank Tupsley1349
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

While the grounds are impressive (with very good picnic facilities) the Victorian/Edwardian house isn't particularly special and this might have been a bit of a disappointing and short visit. However the guides were excellent - keen to help, and very well informed. A special mention for the guides on the below-stairs tour, who really brought the everyday work of the servants to life, and with a sense of humour - despite wearing full period costume on a very warm day! We've been to a lot of National Trust properties, and could only wish that all the guides were as good as the ones at Berrington Hall.

Thank Trafford34
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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.

Thank jverdicchio
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