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Walcot Hall is considered as one of the top wedding and events venues in Shropshire.

With its turquoise freestanding ballroom, characterful accommodation and eclectic furnishings, it really is a feast for the eyes.

The 30 acres of grounds, including one of the finest arboretums in Britain, offer a wide variety of panoramas, floral displays and garden features including the extensive lake, walled courtyard, unusual statues and fountain.

Whether people wanted an outdoor event or to hire one of our holiday cottages for a weekend away, this vast estate makes for one of the most impressive historical venues and memorable holiday destinations within the Shropshire Hills.

Today’s opening hours

Arboretum: April to September, Sunday to Friday, noon to 5pm. House and the rest of the garden opens occasionally for tours; check website or contact for exact 2018 dates.



Arboretum: April to September, Sunday to Friday, noon to 5pm.

House and the rest of the garden opens occasionally for tours; check website or contact for exact 2019 dates.

Find Us
Find us

Located between Ludlow and Shrewsbury just off the A49 towards Bishop's Castle. The estate is in the village of Lydbury North, on the B4385.


  • Offers bike storage

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Entry to the arboretum is just £3.00 per person.


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Private house tours can also be pre-arranged by appointment for 16 guests or more where visitors can meet the owner, Lucinda Parish and tour a variety of the rooms within the Main Hall.

Guests are then encouraged to walk around the gardens and grounds before finishing off their visit with refreshments served in the impressive turquoise Ballroom. Prices start from £10.00 a head.



Walcot Hall is the perfect civil ceremony wedding venue. It has a choice of three rooms and one outdoor space licensed for civil marriages. This means couples are able to host their entire wedding celebrations with the estate.

The Main Hall has so far proved to be the most popular choice for a ceremony, with marble columns, ornate ceiling and a floating staircase sweeping into the entrance hall. This room can be hired for two hours and will seat up to 125 guests plus space for standing.

The Ballroom and Anteroom are the other two rooms that are licensed for wedding ceremonies at Walcot Hall. These are separated from the Main Hall by a courtyard.

The Anteroom is perfect for an intimate ceremony of less than 50 guests. Alternatively the Ballroom itself which is a dramatic and naturally light rooms allows 180 guests to be seated for a ceremony, surrounded by stunning views.


The Earl of Powis, Edward Clive built the freestanding Ballroom at Walcot Hall in around 1800 and it has since seen over two centuries of magnificent occasions. The current owners have restored it to it’s former glory and it is now available to hire.



  • Suppliers list
  • Bridal suite
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Guest parking
  • Wedding planner
  • Accessible parking


All of our cottages and glamping ‘Hidden Treasures’ fit in well with the impressive and energetic ambiance of this renowned estate.

Walcot Hall is best known for its idyllic setting, which makes a unique wedding location and houses some of the most characterful accommodation in Shropshire. The two complement each other, as it is often hard to find an ideal wedding venue with accommodation of the same level for the whole family!

Our weekend breaks are for either a Friday and Saturday night or Saturday and Sunday night (2 x nights) and our mid-week breaks are for Monday-Friday (4 x nights).

Weekly stays are also available but please note that at Christmas, New Year and Easter, all bookings are for a minimum of 7 x nights.

Check in time is from 4.00pm and departure time is 10.30am.

We don’t have a traditional check in/out procedure, upon receipt of the final payment, all the information/directions and maps are emailed to the guests so you can make your own way to your accommodation, let yourself in and make yourself at home.

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