A lovely country house and exceptional gardens in the Worcestershire countryside
During the early 18th century, Hanbury Hall was constructed on behalf of Thomas Vernon the prosperous chancery lawyer as a fashionable country house ideal for parties and events. The main building works are believed to have been completed by 1706. Over the next two hundred years the house would experience both good and bad times that matched the fortunes of the Vernon family and eventually fell into disrepair during the late 1800’s, partly as a long-term result of the agricultural depression of 1873. It was taken over by the National Trust in 1953. The property has been extensively restored and provides a wonderful window into the turbulent times of the Vernon family and 18th century life in general.
Magnificent gardens surround the main building which itself contains a fascinating collection of artefacts and artworks representative of the period. Hanbury Hall has extensive grounds and excellent walks which lead to hidden gems such as the orangery, ice house and secluded gazebos.
The re-established 18th-century gardens were painstakingly based on the original and notable George London gardens of 1705 that had long been replaced by more contemporary designs. The work has taken years and the results are magnificent. The Hall has lovely catering facilities as well as a shop that stocks gifts, local food and delicious drinks.
Hanbury Hall is usually open from 10.00am until 04.00pm every day of the week with the exception of Christmas (25 Decemeber) and Boxing Day(26 December). Please check with the Hanbury Hall website for detailed visitor information please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hanbury-hall-and-gardens
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Hanbury Hall, School Road, Hanbury, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England – WR9 7EA
Sat Nav Postcode: WR9 7EA
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR9 7EA