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Harvington Hall

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

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

Harvington Hall
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • 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

2023

The Hall, garden and Coffee Shop are open from Wednesday 22nd February to Sunday 29th October.

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

Admission

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 harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk

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 harvingtonhall@rcaob.org.uk or calling 01562 777846

Accessibility
  • 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.

Getting here

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

The Hall is situated three miles south-east of Kidderminster, about half a mile east of the A450 Birmingham to Worcester road and about half-a-mile north of the A448 from Kidderminster to Bromsgrove.

Bus: Kidderminster – Droitwich, No .133 to Harvington, opposite the Dog Inn, followed by a 10 minute walk to the Hall.

Train: The closest station is Kidderminster. From there it is a 10 minute drive or a 1 hour walk to the Hall.

Find the exact address on what3words: ///cursing.fork.escalated.

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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