Overview

Weston Park is the former ancestral home of the Earls of Bradford and is owned by the Weston Park Foundation, an independent charitable trust.

The House is not only home to a world class collection of art, antiques, silver and fine china, it also becomes home to this celebrating special events including weddings and birthdays.

There are 1,000 acres of Capability Brown Parkland to explore and enjoy whether on foot or by bike and our fun filled adventure playground is nestled in Brown’s Pleasure Ground of Temple Wood.

The gardens reflect over 300 years of garden design from the informality of the landscape to the formal lines of the Victorian terraces laid out by Edward Kemp.

Our own Head Gardener has also created new gardens from the Teardrop Garden in the late 20th century to Lady Anne’s Memorial Garden more recently.


Today
Today’s opening hours

DAILY IN SEPTEMBER:
This excludes event days – 6th, 19th & 20th September

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Opening
Opening

2020

February Half Term:

Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Weekends in March:

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

April Half Term:

Open daily from Saturday 4th April – Sunday 19th April

10:30am – 6pm (last admission 4:30pm)

The entire estate will be open for visitors to enjoy. The House will be open for guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1pm – 5pm and on a free flow basis on a Sunday afternoon 1pm – 5pm. The Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground are also open, and the Miniature Railway will also be running weather permitting.

Weekends in May:

Selected weekends during May: 2nd & 3rd, 16th & 17th May.

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Summer Season:

Open daily from Saturday 23rd May – Monday 31st August.

This excludes events days – 24th & 25th May, Sunday 7th June, 20th & 21st June.

10:30am – 6pm (last admission 4:30pm)

The entire estate will be open enjoy. The House will be open for guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and on a free flow basis on a Sunday afternoon. The Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground are also open, and the Miniature Railway will also be running weather permitting.

Daily in September:

This excludes event days – 6th, 19th & 20th September

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Weekends & Half Term in October:

Weekends are: 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17 & 18th October.

Half Term: Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November.

Find Us
Find us

Weston Park is accessed directly from the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard, just 30 minutes from central Birmingham, three miles off the M54 J3 and eight miles off the M6 at J12.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Go Carz 01952 852501050

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House, Park and Gardens £12.00 per adult, £6.50 per child, £10.00 per senior

Park & Gardens £8.00 per adult, children £4.00 and £7.50 per senior

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Hearing loops
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups 12+ £7.00 per person

 

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Upcoming Stays

Invitation to Stay

Weston Park offers superb luxury accommodation.

All of our 28 bedrooms are located within the House and have genuine appeal and character. They all have televisions, fluffy towels and robes as you would expect. But they also contain family heirlooms, antique furniture and period design features that you wouldn’t. Every room has either an en-suite or private bathroom.

Our rooms offer breathtaking views of the formal gardens, ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland or the Temple of Diana.

Weddings

Weston Park is a place that has the ingredients to tug at the heart-strings of every romantic, from the sweeping driveway and roaring fires to secret doors and hideaways.

Weston Park is the ultimate luxury wedding venue. Perfect for the most important day of your life. Create your perfect day in a stately home more romantic than any castle or hotel.


Today
Today’s opening hours

DAILY IN SEPTEMBER:
This excludes event days – 6th, 19th & 20th September

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Opening
Opening

2020

February Half Term:

Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Weekends in March:

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

April Half Term:

Open daily from Saturday 4th April – Sunday 19th April

10:30am – 6pm (last admission 4:30pm)

The entire estate will be open for visitors to enjoy. The House will be open for guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1pm – 5pm and on a free flow basis on a Sunday afternoon 1pm – 5pm. The Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground are also open, and the Miniature Railway will also be running weather permitting.

Weekends in May:

Selected weekends during May: 2nd & 3rd, 16th & 17th May.

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Summer Season:

Open daily from Saturday 23rd May – Monday 31st August.

This excludes events days – 24th & 25th May, Sunday 7th June, 20th & 21st June.

10:30am – 6pm (last admission 4:30pm)

The entire estate will be open enjoy. The House will be open for guided tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and on a free flow basis on a Sunday afternoon. The Temple Wood and the Woodland Adventure Playground are also open, and the Miniature Railway will also be running weather permitting.

Daily in September:

This excludes event days – 6th, 19th & 20th September

10:30am – 5pm (last admission 4:30pm)

Weekends & Half Term in October:

Weekends are: 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17 & 18th October.

Half Term: Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November.

Find Us
Find us

Weston Park is accessed directly from the A5 at Weston-under-Lizard, just 30 minutes from central Birmingham, three miles off the M54 J3 and eight miles off the M6 at J12.

 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Taxi

Go Carz 01952 852501050

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House, Park and Gardens £12.00 per adult, £6.50 per child, £10.00 per senior

Park & Gardens £8.00 per adult, children £4.00 and £7.50 per senior

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Hearing loops
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

Groups 12+ £7.00 per person

 

Other opening

The Granary Brasserie

The Granary Brasserie is set within the walls of the Weston Park Estate, 1000 acres of rolling parkland, woodland and gardens. With the estate comes a history of great food and hospitality. For many generations food has been produced in the Walled Garden by the gardens team, and served in the main House to a wealth of special guests.

Here in the Brasserie our aim is to bring this legacy into the 21st century.

Art Gallery

Whilst enjoying your day out at Weston, this dynamic and ever-changing corner of our world is worth a visit, whether you have an eye for artistic creations or simply enjoy seeing something new and different.

Originally built in 1767, the Art Gallery was unused for many years before becoming the subject of a total and most sympathetic restoration, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now set beneath a splendidly characterful old beamed roof, you’ll find the Art Gallery in the building that houses the Granary Brasserie & Bakery and here you’ll discover monthly selling exhibitions by acclaimed artists from the UK and beyond, along with items on loan to the gallery from private collections. Visitors to the gallery can enjoy a coffee and homemade cake in the Granary Bakery or lunch in the Brasserie.

The exhibitions in the Granary Art Gallery are organised by Weston Park’s Curatorial & Learning Department.

The Gallery is also available to hire for Group and Solo shows. Find out more about hiring the Art Gallery.


Weston Park 's history and features

A remarkable historic house, which has never been sold, Weston Park was gifted to the nation by Richard, the 7th and present Earl of Bradford in 1986. This beautiful home now contains a world class collection of fine and decorative art, some of which dates back over 500 years, for you to discover.

From the Front Hall, with its legacy to the 3rd Earl’s love of horses, the Victorian library furnished with over 3,000 books, the unique Gobelin tapestries to the lofty Dining Room, which houses one of the country’s most impressive collections of portraits, with works outstanding works by Sir Anthony van Dyck and Sir Peter Lely.

The ground floor of the house is open on Sunday afternoons for you explore. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays our experienced team of tour guides will share with you the rich history of Weston Park in guided tours which take place every 45 minutes.


Fun Facts

One of the finest items in the Collection is the 17th century Burse and Great Seal of England. Sir Orlando Bridgeman was the Lord Keeper of the Seal during the reign of Charles II. As the son of a protestant Bishop, he refused to apply the Seal to the Declaration of Indulgence and resigned office. He kept the Seal, which was melted down to create a large stem cup and the Burse in which it would have been carried.

Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was a frequent visitor to Weston and gave Selina, Countess of Bradford a yellow parrot which flew happily around the Orangery for over 20 years before laying 24 eggs in as many days and promptly falling off its perch.