Harvington Hall

Type:Historic House / Palace

Harvington, Nr. Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR

Add Harvington Hall to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01562 777846

Harvington Hall

Book Tickets Online

About

Harvington Hall is a medieval and Elizabethan moated manor house. It was built in the 1590's by Humphrey Pakington who was a recusant Catholic, at a time when the country was protestant under Queen Elizabeth I.

Throughout those troubled times, Humphrey and his family continued to celebrate Mass and needed hiding places to secrete the priest should the house suddenly be searched by troops. There are still seven hiding places in existence at the Hall, the greatest series of any in the country, and it is to see these and the rare Elizabethan wall paintings that visitors flock to Harvington Hall today.

There are also four chapels, two in the Hall, one in the grounds and one across the car park, three of which are still used today for services.

The small charming gardens are surrounded by a moat with abundant wildlife. There is also a small herb garden, planted and managed by the Hereford and Worcester Garden's Trust, which has the initials of the three families who lived in the Hall, the Pakingtons, the Yates and the Thockmortons.

There is free parking, a gift shop and tearoom.

Throughout the year, there are special events such as living history, outdoor plays and concerts - a leaflet is available from 01562 777846.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Event venue
  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

TripAdvisor

What's Nearby

  1. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Four glasshouses take visitors from tropical rainforest to arid desert with 15 acres of…

    12.5 miles away
  2. Madresfield Court

    Elizabethan and Victorian house with medieval origins. Fine contents. Extensive gardens…

    17.2 miles away
  3. Croome (National Trust)

    The first complete landscape design by 'Capability' Brown, restoration has been ongoing…

    18.15 miles away
  1. All Saints' Church, Billesley

    A light-filled gem with a Shakespearean connection

    19.89 miles away
  2. Chillington Hall

    The present house was built during the 18th Century by Francis Smith and John Soane and…

    20.09 miles away
  3. The Tudor House Museum

    Upton past & present, exhibits of local history. Ceramics, clothes, photos etc. Lovely…

    21.01 miles away
  4. Little Malvern Court

    Prior's Hall, C. 1480, of former Benedictine Monastery. Library, Religious Vestments,…

    22.17 miles away
  5. Ludlow Castle

    Construction of Ludlow Castle began in the late 11th Century as the border stronghold of…

    22.86 miles away
  6. Weston Park

    Weston Park

    22.94 miles away
  7. Kiftsgate Court Gardens

    Three generations of women gardeners have designed, planted and sustained this garden. …

    25.57 miles away
  8. Stokesay Court

    Stokesay Court

    27.01 miles away
  9. Stanway House & Water Garden

    'As perfect and pretty a Cotswold manor house as anyone is likely to see' (Fodor's Great …

    28.46 miles away
  10. Old Sufton

    A 16th century manor house which was altered and remodelled in the 18th and 19th…

    29.14 miles away
  11. Sufton Court

    A small Palladian mansion designed by James Wyatt. Park and grounds by Humphrey Repton…

    29.5 miles away
  12. Arbury Hall

    Known as the 'Gothic Gem of the Midlands', Arbury Hall has been the ancestral home of the…

    29.78 miles away
  13. Longner Hall

    Designed by John Nash in 1803, Longner Hall is a Tudor Gothic style house set in a park…

    31.42 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss