Harvington Hall

A picturesque moated medieval manor house known for its numerous priests' holes.

Harvington Lane, Harvington, Near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4LR

Harvington Hall is an Elizabethan Manor
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair access to the Hall ground floor and gardens only.
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

At Harvington Hall visitors will step back in time to discover how English Catholics lived in terror during the second half of Elizabeth’s reign.

Each corner and staircase reveals a history of Recusant Catholics being fined for not attending church, the countrywide banning of Mass, the hunting of priests and the sordid, hair-raising history of torture and execution!

Harvington’s beauty and history are matched only by its uniqueness. The Hall has seven remaining priest hides, more than any other house in England, and allows visitors to experience the unique beauty of Elizabethan wall paintings, original panelling and floorboards. Adding to Harvington’s reputation as an attraction that people visit again and again, the Hall’s staircases, passages and doorways disorientate and trick the mind meaning no visit is ever the same.

The Malt House is an Elizabethan building that has been sympathetically converted into a small coffee shop, serving artisan coffee, sandwiches and homemade cakes from a bakery counter.

The Malt House menu has been carefully designed to use seasonal produce from local suppliers, to create simple yet comforting food.

Opening Times


House Tours:

February – October, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10:30 to 16:00.

November – December, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:30 to 16:00.

Last entry to the gardens in 30 minutes before close.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

For non-members:
Adults: £10.00
Seniors: £9.00
Child: £6.00
Family ticket (2 adults 2 children) £26.00
Family ticket (2 adults 3 children) £29.00

Group Visits

Harvington Hall welcomes adult groups of up to 60 people, or a minimum of 12 people for guided tours.

Catering is available from our Malt House Coffee Shop upon request.

Contact us: 01562 777846 or

Educational Visits

Harvington Hall’s education programme offers pupils a chance to study the Reformation through a fascinating case-study of a unique house.

Our Schools programme is currently undergoing a review; however, we are offering school tours.

Please contact us by emailing or calling 01562 777846

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair access to the Hall ground floor and gardens only.
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

House features:

Staircases at Harvington Hall

Below you’ll see images of the Great Staircase, Scullery Stairs, Newel Staircase and Servant Stairs.

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