Castles, Homes & Gardens

This tour showcases an excellent example of the history, flora and forna of the county…
Eastnor CastleEastnor Castle
Eastnor is a dramatic fairytale castle situated in a 5000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire countryside. Despite its spectacular rural location, Eastnor Castle is only ten minutes from the national motorway network and only one and a half hours from Birmingham and two and a half hours from central London. The castle contains letters, diaries clothes and furnishings belonging to friends and relations who include: Horace Walpole, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Tennyson, Watts, Julia Margaret Cameron & Virginia Woolf. Arboretum & Lakeside Walk, Maze, Tearoom & Gift Shop.
Hellens_Manor,_near_Much_Marcle_-_geograph.org.uk_-_471861Hellens Manor
This beautiful historic house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, is a living monument to much of England’s history. It remains a living home, and not a museum, although it contains a wealth of period furnishings, artifacts, paintings and decorations. The Manor dates back to 1096 when it was granted to the de Balun family who witnessed the signing of the Magna Carta by King John. Among Hellens’ attractions are the haunted rooms prepared for Bloody Mary Tudor and her tutor Fetherstone; the Stone Hall and its great fireplace bearing the Black Prince’s crest and the Minstrel Gallery. There is also a romantic English Garden incorporating a rare 17th century octagonal dovecot, a physic garden, a yew labyrinth, woodland and ponds, herb and kitchen gardens.
 
 
All holiday itineraries listed can also be made into an exciting day trip, but if you would like to take advantage of this glorious location, stay a little longer and we can book some great accommodation for you.
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