Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Gloucestershire

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

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Chavenage House - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Chavenage 16th century, grey Cotswold stone manor house with many Civil War associations including the tapestry-lined rooms stayed in by Cromwell and his second-in-command, General Ireton, in 1648. The house was added to at the turn of the last century and features... read more
 
Berkeley Castle - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Berkeley Castle Home to the Berkeley family for eight and a half centuries, it is probably England's oldest lived-in castle. A majestic structure by the Severn estuary, its Norman shell keep 'slighted' in the Civil War, it has many fine medieval rooms, including a Great ... read more
 
Rodmarton Manor - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Rodmarton Manor Rodmarton Manor, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, was one of the last country houses to be built and furnished in the old traditional style when everything was done by hand with local stone, local timber and local craftsmen. Ernest Barnsley and the C... read more
 
Sezincote - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Sezincote The house, garden and orangery form an exotic Indian fantasy with Hindu and Muslim architecture. Charles Cockerell of the East India Company commissioned his brother to build the house with advice from Humphrey Repton and the painter Thomas Daniell in the... read more
 
Stanway House & Baroque Water Gardens - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Stanway House & Baroque Water Gardens 'As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see' (Fodor's Great Britian 1998 guidebook). Stanway's beautiful architecture, furniture, parkland and village are now complemented by the restored 18th century water garden and the magn... read more
 
Painswick Rococo Garden - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Painswick Rococo Garden Unique 18th century garden restoration situated in a hidden 6 acre Cotswold combe. Charming contemporary buildings are juxtaposed with winding woodland walks and formal vistas. Famous for its early spring show of snowdrops. Newly planted maze.
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Whittington Court - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Whittington Court Unfortified, stone-built Elizabethan manor house on an older moated site, probably begun by Richard Cotton, who died in 1556. The good Elizabethan interiors contain two carved overmantels from Sevenhampton Manor - one showing the arms of Lawrence and Wash... read more
 
Misarden Park Gardens - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Misarden Park Gardens The gardens set off the elegant 17th century manor house and owe part of their distinction to topiary designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Shrubs, herbaceous borders, specimen trees and a walled garden all overlooking Golden Valley; new summerhouse and rill. read more
 
Owlpen Manor - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Owlpen Manor Owlpen has long been recognised as one of England's most romantic early manor houses. The Tudor manor (1450-1616) stands with its early formal garden of magnificent yews at the centre of a clutch of medieval landmark buildings. read more
 
Sudeley Castle - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Sudeley Castle Site dating from Saxon times, rebuilt in the 15th century and then occupied in the 16th by Sir Thomas Seymour, who married Henry VIII's widow, Queen Catharine Parr - who is buried in the castle church. Interiors restored in the 19th century display painti... read more
 
Hardwicke Court - Gloucestershire open to public
Late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built 1816-17. A pleasant sequence of reception rooms includes Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Library and Dining Room.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal o... read more
 
Kelmscott Manor - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Kelmscott Manor Archetypal gabled Cotswold manor house of 1570 with taller block added in the 17th century. Famous as the country house of the artist, designer and writer William Morris from 1871 to his death in 1896. Here is an interesting and important collection of th... read more
 
Kiftsgate Court Gardens - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Kiftsgate Court Gardens Magnificently situated garden on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment with views towards the Malvern Hills. Many unusual shrubs and plants including tree peonies, abutilons, specie and old-fashioned roses.

Winner HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year... read more
 
Acton Court - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Acton Court Acton Court is said to be the most 'original' Tudor house in England. The major part of what remains of the standing building is the East Wing. It was constructed in just nine months by the owner, Nicholas Poyntz, to accommodate a visit by Henry VIII and ... read more
 
Westonbirt House & Gardens - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Westonbirt Westonbirt is a supreme example of Victorian architecture. Built by R S Holford between 1862-1875 to house his art and literature, the house is the birthplace of the Arboretum. Come and visit our formal and pleasure grounds, including the Walled Italianat... read more
 
Dr Jenner's House & Garden - Gloucestershire open to public
Picture of Dr Jenner's House The Chantry, a beautiful 18th century Grade II* listed Queen Anne Style House, set in approximately 1 one acre of attractive gardens, was the the former home of Dr Edward Jenner, the pioneer of vaccination and 'father of immunology'.

A vis... read more