Eastnor Castle Castles
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.
The style proposed by the architect, the young Robert Smirke, was Norman Revival. From a distance, Eastnor was intended to create the impression of a medieval fortress guarding the Welsh Borders. The symmetry of the design emphasised authority, distinguishing it from the rambling, picturesque, castellated mansions of a slightly earlier period at Downton and Lowther, the latter also designed by Smirke.
There is much to interest visitors - both
adults and children alike - in the grounds.
Estate Life Photographic Exhibition
Castle Gift Shop
Castle Tea Room
Valley Lawn Picnic Area
Knight's Maze and Children's Assault Course
Castle Terraces Overlooking Lake
Lakeside and Woodland Walks
Children's Fun Worksheets
Eastnor Castle is "embowered by vast conifers, plantations which spill out into surrounding hills and fields," and which include "the most magnificent collection of cedars in the British Isles."
Miles Hadfield, Country Life, 20 June 1968
Eastnor is between the Cotswolds and the Welsh Marches. The Castle is 2 miles east of Ledbury on the A438 Tewkesbury road. Alternatively, leave the M50 at Junction 2, and from Ledbury take the A449 / A438 to Eastnor.
AddressEastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL
Opening times11.00 am - 5.00 pm
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