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Eastnor Castle

This property is free for HHA Friends
Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL
01531 633160

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 two and a half hours by car from central London.

Non-guided: Any Public Open Day.
Designed in 1812 by Smirke for Lord Somers this family home contains a Gothic Drawing Room designed by Pugin, and unrivalled collection of armour, lavish interiors fine art and tapestries.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


2m SE of Ledbury on A438. M50/J2 then A449/A428.

Visitor Opening Times

2015: Easter: Fri 3, Sat 4, Sun 5 & BH Mon 6 Apr. Sun 3, BH Mon 4 & Sun 24, BH Mon 25 May. Sun 30 & BH Mon 31 Aug. Every Sun from 31 May-27 Sep. 19 Jul-27 Aug: Sun-Thurs, 11am-5.30pm (last admission 4pm).

Guided Tours: Must be pre-booked on Mondays & Tuesdays throughout the year subject to availability
Opening Times: 11.00am – 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm)

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Family Friendly Facilities

As well as the stunning Castle interiors and spectacular grounds, there are numerous things to do for kids including an adventure playground, junior assault course, knight’s maze, mini zip-wire and NEW Land Rover Little Off Roaders.

Film Locations


Educational Facilities

School groups at a cost of £6.00 per child that includes a guided tour which will be tailored to their needs.

Groups and special visits

The princely and imposing pile as it was described in 1812 when it was being built to pitch the owner into the aristocracy, remains the house of his descendants. 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. Famous Arboretum & Lakeside Walk, Maze, Tearoom & Gift Shop. We offer guided tours on limited days outside normal public opening. If you are interested in visiting this property please telephone or email us for details.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Castle Office
Eastnor Castle
01531 633160

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