Ragley HallStratford upon Avon
Alcester
Warwickshire B49 5NJ
 
 

 

Ragley Hall is one of the great Palladian houses of England. Set in 400 acres of parkland landscaped in the 18th century by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, it is the family home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford.

The symmetry of the great house remains unchanged since it was designed by Robert Hooke in 1680 except for the addition of a beautiful portico, designed by Wyatt, in 1780. About a dozen rooms are open to the public. They are amazingly colourful and are lavishly decorated in the Baroque style.

The Temptation
The South Staircase Hall features an amazing 20th century Trompe L'Oeil mural of ‘The Temptation’. The famous English muralist, Graham Redgrave-Rust, took fourteen years to paint the mural and he has incorporated contemporary portraits of members of the Marquis's family in the figures.
 
The State Rooms contain family portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds, fine collections of Louise XVI and Sheraton furniture, Meissen, Minton and Copeland china, and family heirlooms such as the ceremonial robes worn at the coronation of King George III in 1760.
 
The Stables & Mews
The 1750’s stables have a wonderful collection of carriages and equestrian paraphernalia. 
 
Adventure Playground for the Children
The Kid's Zone is a brilliant Adventure Playground for children to explore, lovely woodland carpeted in bluebells in season, a beautiful rose garden and amazing pieces of modern sculpture dotted around the gardens (the Jenwood Sculpture Park). The lake and ponds provide delightful spots for picnics and splendid peacocks strut across the lawns.
 
Formal Flower Gardens
In the 19th century Robert Marnock created a formal flower garden designed to show off plants discovered in the New World, however this garden now has a greater emphasis on indigenous flora and fauna. The Spring Bank starts in January with snowdrops, progressing to daffodils, crocuses and primroses. No matter what time of year, there is always something on display.
 
Plan Your Visit
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Opening Dates & Times
For up to date admission times, please refer to the hall website at Web: Ragley Hall/ Opening Dates & Times

Guided Tours are available. 

Admission Costs
There are Concession for Senior Citizens and also for children 5-16 years. Refer to the Hall website at Web: Ragley Hall/ Admission Costs
 
Disabled Access
There is disabled access to the grounds and parking close to the House. Additional disabled parking is located close to the Lake and picnic area. Disabled toilet is at front driveway of House. Web: Ragley Hall/ FAQ/ Disability information then use the'menu 'drop down' - 'What disabled facilities do you offer' 
 
Facilities
Refreshments are available at Bodgers Cabin near the lake. There is coffee, cream teas, light lunch and more substantial meals available at Hooke’s Restaurant and Coffee House at the Hall. 
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1789 762 090
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Getting There
Ragley Hall is located 2 miles (3.2km) from Alcester, about eight miles (13km) to the west of Stratford-upon-Avon and about ten miles (16km) north of Evesham, just to the west of The Cotswolds
 
- By Car
Take the M5 and exit at Junction 5 onto the A422 towards Alcester and then follow signs

From the M40, take Junction 15 exit to the A46 towards Stratford-upon-Avon and then the A46 to Alcester. Ragley Hall is about 2 miles (3.2km) south west of Alcester off the A435/A46. 

Ragley Hall website has excellent travel details Web:  Ragley Hall/ Getting Here

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