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Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle

Details

Fairytale Georgian Castle dramatically situated in the Malvern Hills. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and surrounded by a deer park, arboretum and lake. Beautifully restored interiors contain medieval armour, tapestries and Italian fine art.

The Grounds at Eastnor Castle are spectacular. Visitors can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the grounds as they stroll around the lake and walk through the impressive arboretum.
There is plenty to do for the whole family and we welcome well behaved dogs on leads.

Eastnor Castle is "embowered by vast conifers, plantations which spill out into surrounding hills and fields," and which include "the most magnificent collection of cedars in the British Isles." Miles Hadfield, Country Life, 20 June 1968

Eastnor's Arboretum is surprising for the beauty and exceptional size of the trees, growing as they do in the alkaline soil of the Malvern Hills rather than in the acid soil where most other conifer collections are found.

Most of Eastnor Castle's exotic trees were planted in the second half of the 19th century, at the height of the Victorian passion for plant collecting. The 2nd and 3rd Earls Somers collected seed on their travels. Many more plants came from botanical expeditions and from specialist nurseries where trees were raised from seed imported from all over the world.

Castle and Grounds:
We are open from Easter until the last Sunday in September:
Please visit www.eastnorcastle.com for opening days.
11.00am - 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)
We are closed from the last Sunday in September until Easter

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 733369  Lat: 52.02985 Long: -2.39043

Two miles east of Ledbury on the A438 Tewksbury Road only ten minutes from junction 2 of M50.

Parking: free

Nearest station : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Ledbury station

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality