- Very close to Ling Safari... only 4.6 miles near Kidderminster
- Harvington Hall is a little gem.
- A moated medieval and Elizabethan manor house in the hamlet of Harvington near Chaddesley Corbett, south-east of Kidderminster.
- An ideal visit for children to explore Tudor life and times.
- Sign up for a house tour to get the Tudor history and learn about all the priest holes which the children always particularly enjoy.
- The younger ones can also dress up in capes and hats of the Tudor period as you enjoy the tour so that you all get a better feel for the atmosphere.
- Reenactment events usually at weekends where you can see archery, dancing, take part in children's games, see muskets being fired, musical instruments being played, take advise from the "wise women"
- Check out the kitchen, there is nearly always something going on such as butter and cheese making.
- The team rooms come highly recommended for their cakes are superb.
- A great and close visitor attraction.
- Harvington Hall belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.
- It is particularly noted for its vestment-hide and seven priest-holes, four of which are built around the main staircase and are thought to be the work of Nicholas Owen
- Main areas of interest are:
- The unusual approach - reached by a narrow lane from the village pub, twisting past cottages and houses to emerge suddenly into an open space with a church and stables and finally the red brick chimneys and gables of the hall.
- The house - This Elizabethan red brick house and moat was built in the 1580's by Humphrey Packington. Ownership passed on Throckmortons of Coughton Court in Warwickshire in 1696 until 1923.
- The priest-holes - The finest surviving series in England. Four of them sited round the Great Staircase and show the trademarks of the master builder Nicholas Owen.
- The gardens - Are described as small, but charming, walled gardens running down to the moat.
- and Tea Rooms - Are highly recommended.
Where is it...
- Harvington Hall
Harvington Hall Lane
- Tel: 01562 777846
- Web: http://www.harvingtonhall.com
How far is it from Ling Safari?
- 4.6 miles by car from Ling Safari to Harvington Hall
How do I get there
Please copy and paste or type our post code into the above box DY121LN to get your route.