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“Excellent Halloween experience”
Review of Aston Hall

Aston Hall
Ranked #17 of 288 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built around 1618, this was the last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century architectural detail including plasterwork, woodwork and chimneypieces.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We went to a Dracula theatre production there on Halloween and while the play was pretty dire it was great to be there in the dark with the fire roaring. At the interval they took us on a tour of the Hall and it was one of the Scariest,but in a fun way experiences I've had. The tour guide told us scary stories about the Holt family and led us from room to room. They had a guy dressed as a monk that would walk in the background, The first time we all thought was stupid, but as the stories influenced you and the rooms became darker with the wind whistling through the old style windows, our group started getting that slight group fear you experience when everyone jumps at the same points in horror films. This monk then appearing in darkened rooms really made you jump. Aston Hall should do more of this type of thing I would definitely pay to come in the evening again and hear more of the gruesome past you don't get on a normal visit. I was disappointed to have to go back to the boring and over acted play.

Thank Chf32
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We went and saw the house by candle light ,,, amazing house,I don't think they do it every year but if you get the opportunity its a must, wrap up warm and enjoy.

Thank kate616275
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Everything just wish it was open .than just a few hours would pay to go in. but it is free. very good inside for all ages

Thank daviesden
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Full of history and interest. We have visited this lovely old building several times for the evening candle light tour - never fails to enchant.

Thank Lynn186402
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I had been visitng Aston Hall a few times but hadn't been for a while and this is somewhere where you can go again and again and never get bored of it.
It had newly built cafe, shops, toilet and entrance to Aston Hall. Open in 2009 and a good way to relax at the end of tour around Aston Hall. I was showing a visitor from Australia around and tells a little about history there. But mainly read most of it. The smell of the building is real and can feel the sense of the past. King Charles visit Aston Hall as well as many other Royalty and famous James Watt lived there (Industralist) at later stages. It a great day out for people wanting to see abit of Birmingham History. With only a small fee to pay and had a lovely gardens to walk along. I recommend this.

Thank HungaryHopper
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