Berrington Hall is a marvellous example of a neoclassical stately home, designed by architect Henry Holland, and set like a jewel amid gardens and parkland laid out by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. The exterior of Berrington is restrained, even severe, in style, but when you enter the house everything changes; the interiors are extravagant, opulent, and quite simply stunning, with vividly painted ceilings and striking grand staircase. Berrington houses the Wade Collection of historical costumes. Leominster,
England, HR6 0DW
Croft Castle is a lovely late 16th or early 17th-century stately home built on the remains of a 14th-century medieval castle. The medieval fortress was destroyed by Parliamentary troops in 1645, but the rectangular Jacobean house survived. nr Leominster,
England, HR6 9PW
Eastnor Castle is an ornate mock castle begun in 1811 by the 2nd Lord Somers (later Earl Somers) to provide a home more suited to his elevated status as a peer of the realm. The interior furnishings are sumptuous, befitting the amazing decor. Eastnor is remarkable, if only to wonder at the ego that would demand its erection! Eastnor,
England, HR8 1RL
An endlessly fascinating manor house with medieval origins, Hellens has resident ghosts (of course), relics of Anne Boleyn, a room prepared for a potential visit by Mary Tudor, a wonderful collection of portraits, and lovely gardens with a labyrinth, knot garden, dovecote and pond. Much Marcle,
England, HR8 2LY
Sufton Court is an attractive late 18th-century neo-classical manor house built by James Wyatt for James Hereford. The Hereford family owned the Mordiford estate since 1140, so the current manor is just the latest in a long line of family homes here. Wyatt was also responsible for the interior decoration, including the lovely Drawing Room. Within the house are displays of fine china and watercolour paintings.
The Synod of Hertford was a church gathering that proclaimed the supremacy of the see of Canterbury in the English church. The Archbishop of Canterbury was given the power to divide dioceses and to create new bishops.
This queen was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow is internationally recognised for its beautiful Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Described in the New York Times I dare say it is the most handsome Inn in the world....everybody knows of it. It is one of the prime images of Olde England portrayed in … more >>
A stylish, comfortable 10 bedroom hotel in a dramatic Tudor building set in the centre of the ancient and rural market town of Bromyard. Fine dine in the beautiful restaurant, relax in the comfortable lounge. Also there is a classic 18th century ballroom, oak panelled private room and separate Mews … more >>