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Review of Eastnor Castle

Eastnor Castle
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Ledbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Eastnor Castle in the dramatic setting of the Malvern Hills and surrounded by a beautiful deer park, arboretum and lake - is the home of the Hervey-Bathurst family. Besides being a fascinating visitor attraction, the Castle fulfils other roles as an exclusive-use wedding venue, corporate and team building venue, as well as a venue for product launches and location filming. Business or private parties can stay in the castle’s beautiful bedrooms and our highly professional team is on hand to organise every aspect of your visit.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Came here for a day out. The staff in the castle were great and two men helped my grandfather up the stairs in an interesting chairlift contraption as he is disabled. I do think this place is definitely aimed more toward viewing the outdoor space as I was not a fan of the interior of the castle personally. I found that it was a bit dark and some of the items in the different rooms were a bit random. They did have a kids play area that looked like it was getting lots of use so think this place may be aimed at children and young families. The disabled access to the second floor of the castle was non existent but we did see a life however, no staff to assist us with this. The pathway down to the lake did not look very wheelchair friendly and both my grand parents were using wheelchairs. It was quite a steep sloped path down to the lake so getting back up would have been a bit of a nightmare! The gravel, stone area outside the castle made it difficult to wheel the wheelchairs around and the toilets were not disabled friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
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"chilli festival"
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"deer park"
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"assault course"
in 21 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
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"suits of armour"
in 11 reviews
"lakeside walk"
in 9 reviews
"easter egg hunt"
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"large lake"
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"an ice cream"
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"dogs are allowed"
in 7 reviews
"stately home"
in 7 reviews
"bank holiday"
in 12 reviews
"round the lake"
in 6 reviews
"dog owners"
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"wedding venue"
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"adventure playground"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Enjoyed the day out around the castle grounds and inside the castle. Food available and easy parking. Our grandkids would have enjoyed the Easter egg hunt.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a beautiful looking country house built like a medieval castle. It is still a family home with stunning interiors. There are rooms full of all sorts of objects from suits of armour to incredible paintings. The grounds are lovely for a walk and I would love to see them when the weather was a little better. There is plenty to do here and it is well worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A romantic castle near the town of Ledbury. Set in beautiful parkland. Ledbury is a beautiful small town full of individual interesting shops. A lovely combined day out.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

OK, I'll be honest - we visited here on the first day of the Easter holidays and the place was packed with kids doing assorted activity trails. The weather was pretty abysmal too so the grounds weren't really at their best.
The interior was cluttered with assorted antiques and militaria - there didn't seem to be much method behind the placements. I guess the fact it was only built recently means it isn't really sure whether to be a home or an attraction. The great hall looked impressive, as did several of the other rooms to be fair, but the interiors are just too jumbled.
The grounds outside seem quite expansive. We did the lakeside walk which was pretty and would have been lovely in better weather. There were plenty of kids activity areas too.
Luckily we are members of HHA so it was free to enter and we can come back again when it is quieter :)

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MarcusHurley
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