An elegant neo-classical house of the late 18th century, designed by Henry Holland and set in a park landscape by 'Capability' Brown. Visitors can explore life as a servant at Berrington. The butler's pantry and bedroom tell the story of William Kemp, the butler. The corner bedroom and back stairs are brought to life with sounds and smells. The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Wade Collection (on loan from Snowshill Manor). The house is surrounded by Capability Brown's final landscape. Events throughout the year please contact for details. Photo credit: front of Hall - Robert Morris.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- 12 shallow steps to main house
- Facilities: Lift to tearoom, wheelchairs/batricar, steps to entrance
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open daily 15 Feb- 2 Nov, 10-5; 8 Nov-14 Dec, Sat-Sun 10-4 (last admission 30mins before closing)
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About The area
Herefordshire is split in two by the River Wye which meanders through the county on its way to the Severn and the sea. Largely rural, with Hereford, Leominster, and Ross-on-Wye the major towns and cities, its countryside and ancient villages are the county’s major asset.
Visitors can take advantage of a number of the trails which will guide them through areas of interest. Those especially interested in historic village life should try the Black and White Village Trail, which takes motorists on a 40-mile drive around timber-framed villages from Leominster to Weobley (established in the 17th century and known as a centre of witchcraft in the 18th), Eardisley (where the church boasts a 12th-century carved font), Kington, Pembridge and others. Other trails include the Mortimer Trail, the Hop Trail and the Hidden Highway, which goes from Ross-on-Wye to Chester. Hereford has a small Norman cathedral, which has a great forest of pink sandstone columns lining the nave. Inside is a chained library, a 13th-century Mappa Mundi (map of the world) and one of only four copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta.
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