Things to do at Harvington Hall review
Harvington Hall is a moated medieval and Elizabethan moated manor house in Harvington, Worcestershire. It was constructed by Humphrey Packington during the 1580s and has seen different families living there through the years. It is a house of near untouched beauty and features no less than seven priest hides (more than any other house in England).
Visitors will step back in time to discover how English Catholics lived in terror during the second half of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The hall’s staircases, passages and doorways disorientate and trick the mind meaning no visit is ever the same. There are seemingly endless routes around the hall that were perhaps created as a way to confuse priest hunters if they were to ever raid the hall. Visits to the hall are currently being conducted as tours. Their tour guides will transport you back in time and as you move from room to room you will discover many secrets and hear many stories. Tours last for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
In the grounds, there is a historic malthouse that has been transformed into a visitor centre. Inside there is an exhibition telling the story of Harvington and visitors can learn about the process of malting. There is also a Georgian chapel that was built in 1743. The moat is a good place to spot wildlife including ducks, sizeable carp and the occasional kingfisher.
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FAQ and Further Information Harvington Hall
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outside.
What are the main things to do?
Historic moated house with the biggest collection of priest holes, exhibition, church and gardens. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult house and gardens ticket costs £10, children 5-16 £6, under 5s are free. Tickets are slightly more on event days and the gardens are free on non-event days.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
Harvington Hall is open for most of the year although they are mostly only open weekends in the winter plus limited weekdays in the spring. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
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