This property is free for HHA Friends
Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, one of the earliest of England's great Palladian houses, with a massive portico added by Wyatt in 1780. The elaborately plastered Great Hall by James Gibb in 1750 is one of the finest Baroque interiors. Good French and English furniture and paintings - also the 8th Marquess of Hertford's great staircase mural by Graham Rust, completed in 1983.
Features: 400-acre landscaped park and 27 acres of gardens including the formal garden which descends in a series of wide, rose-covered terraces; lake and maze.
This property offers free access to the House and Gardens for HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.
Off A46/A435 1m SW of Alcester.
Visitor Opening Times
2017: 22 Mar - 29 Oct, Wed-Sun & BH Mons. Please check website for more details or contact directly. HHA Friends free access applies to the House and Garden only and excludes the wider estate, parkland, lakeside and Adventure Playground, and also excludes special event days (such as weddings and parkland events) which are always listed on www.ragley.co.uk. Please call 01789 762090 for more details.
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
Adventure playground, maze, kayaking on the lake (additional charge applies for these facilities).
Groups and special visits
On Monday to Friday, all year round, the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford open the doors of their family home to visitors for private group tours of Ragley Hall and Ragley Gardens.
The state rooms at Ragley Hall are adorned with impressive art, ceramics and furniture.
Your guided tour will take in the Great Hall, Red Saloon, State Dining Room, Prince Regent’s Bedroom, Mauve Room, Music Room, Breakfast Room and Green Drawing Room as well as the South Staircase Hall and its spectacular mural, ‘The Temptation’.
Capability Brown laid out the 400 acres of parkland in the 18th century and in 1873, Robert Marnock designed a formal flower garden, the bones of which can still be seen today.
Abandoned by the family in 1912, Ragley Gardens remained in this sad state until the late 1950s when the 8th Marquess turned the formal Victorian flower beds into a Rose Garden.
Ragley Gardens is a visitor attraction in its own right. The gardens are not only attractive visually but they support nature by being wildlife-friendly by design.
Today, Ragley boasts a spring-bulb bank, summer meadow and prairie garden, winter garden and fumpary and is one of Warwickshire’s ‘must-see’ gardens.
For more information on group tours, please contact Ragley directly.
Tailor Made Facilities
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