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Witley Court & Abberley Hall, Worcestershire

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A hundred years ago, Witley Court was one of England's great country houses, hosting many extravagant parties. Today, as part of English Heritage, it is a spectacular ruin, the result of a disastrous fire in 1937.
The vast and rambling remains of the palatial 19th century mansion are surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens - the 'Monster Work' of William Nesfield - which still contains huge stone fountains. The largest, representing Perseus and Andromeda (which has now been restored) was described as making the 'noise of an express train' when fired.
Abberley Hall has been described by English Heritage as one of the finest remaining examples of the Victorian Country House, comparable with Osborne House and Brodsworth Hall. It was built in the Italianate style by Samuel Daukes in 1845 and sits in 100 acres of historic parkland which includes a remarkable Pulhamite water garden. The interior is testament to the work of James Lamb who was commissioned to decorate and furnish the house in the 1880s, and this scheme remains largely intact. Since 1916, Abberley Hall has been the home of a prep school and The Abberley Hall Foundation seeks to care for its remarkable inheritance and is only open to pre booked groups.

Timings: Leave Ross 9:00am., Hereford 9:30am., Leominster 10:15am. After lunch, travel to Abberley Hall. Depart at 5pm and travel back to Leominster 6:30pm, Hereford at 7pm and Ross at 7:30pm.
Costs: Entry costs, tour of Abberley, afternoon tea and travel costs are £43.00

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