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Overview

Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Newdegate family for over 450 years and is the ancestral home of Viscount Daventry.

This Tudor/Elizabethan House was Gothicised by Sir Roger Newdegate in the 18th Century and is regarded as the 'Gothic Gem' of the Midlands.

The principal rooms, with their soaring fan vaulted ceilings, plunging pendants and filigree tracery, stand as a most breathtaking and complete example of early Gothic Revival architecture and provide a unique and fascinating venue for corporate entertaining, product launches, fashion shoots and activity days.

Exclusive use of this historic Hall, its gardens and parkland is offered to clients. The hall stands in the middle of beautiful parkland with landscaped gardens of rolling lawns, lakes and winding wooded walks.

Spring flowers are profuse and in June rhododendrons, azaleas and giant wisteria provide a beautiful environment for the visitors. George Eliot, the novelist, was born on the estate and Arbury Hall and Sir Roger Newdegate were immortalised in her book 'Scenes of a Clerical Life'.


Opening
Opening

Hall and Gardens are open to the public on four Bank Holiday weekends (Sundays and Mondays) from Easter to August Bank Holiday each year.  Gates open at 1pm and guided tours of the Hall are from this time. Last tour 4.30pm.

Open for pre-booked visits for parties/groups of 25 and over on weekdays from April to end of September by prior arrangement.

Dogs on leads in gardens only.

Appointment

Open for pre-booked visits for parties/groups of 25 and over on weekdays from April to end of September by prior arrangement.

Find Us
Find us

Situated in the heart of England and convenient to the major motorways. 2m SW of Nuneaton. 1m W of A444.

Nuneaton 5 mins. Birmingham City Centre 30 mins. London 2 hrs. Coventry 20 min

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Admission free for Historic Houses members.

Adults (Hall & Gardens) £8.50
Child £4.50
Family (2+2) £20.00

Adults (Gardens Only) £5.50
Child £4.00

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Guide dogs welcome
Group Visits
Group Visits

Open for pre-booked visits for parties/groups of 25 and over on weekdays from April to end of September by prior arrangement.

 


Fun Facts

Mary Ann Evans, better known as George Eliot, was born in 1819 at South Farm on the Arbury Estate, where her father was for many years the agent.

Several of her novels have as their setting, the Warwickshire countryside that she had known in her youth, in particular the Scenes of Clerical Life, which were first published in 1857.

Cheveral Manor, which figures so prominently in this series of novels, is Arbury, and Sir Christopher Cheverel, its benevolent and cultivated owner, is Sir Roger Newdigate.  In Mr Gilfil's Love-Story George Eliot describes how Cheverel Manor was growing from ugliness into beauty at the hands of Sir Christopher and this story is derived entirely from Sir Roger Newdigate's transformation of Arbury from an Elizabethan house into a Gothick one in the second half of the eighteenth century, an operation which was still sufficiently alive in the minds of those who witnessed it.

George Eliot was writing in the middle of Queen Victoria's reign, when the protracted struggle between the Classical and the Gothick schools of architecture  "the Battle of the Styles"  was as good as won by the Gothick supporters. 

But the Victorian era is now sufficiently distant for its products to arouse interest and even admiration, and Arbury, as an outstanding example of the Gothick Revival style from which so much Victorian architecture stemmed, is a document of particular importance.


Weddings

Arbury Hall does not cater for wedding ceremonies inside the Hall.

Wedding receptions and large private parties can be accommodated by way of a marquee in the historic parkland with the Hall as a backdrop.

The hiring of Marquee and catering etc is the responsibility of the hirer.

Arbury is situated in the heart of England and convenient for major motorways and Birmingham International Airport

Facilities

  • Guest parking
  • Accessible parking

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Arbury Hall, with its unique elegance and historical importance, makes an ideal location for corporate hire.

We can provide the perfect setting within the Hall's unique reception rooms for clients looking for a venue close to the heart of England in which to entertain their guests or colleagues.

The splendour of the grounds at Arbury, with its peaceful setting and scenic backdrop, provides a stunning location for open air events which never cease to enthrall our corporate clients.

Arbury Hall is situated close to Birmingham International Airport and convenient to the major motorways. Exclusive use of the Hall and Gardens are available for corporate functions all year round by arrangement