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Address: Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY, England
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Jacobean Manor house in Much Marcle. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday...

Jacobean Manor house in Much Marcle. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from Easter until the end of September. Tea rooms serving homemade cakes. Gardens with labyrinth, dovecote, pond, knot garden, mediaeval garden.

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The house is not only every day, so check before travelling. The admission to the house is by guided tours, so you may have to wait a while before you get chance to enter the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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King's Lynn
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King's Lynn
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house is not only every day, so check before travelling. The admission to the house is by guided tours, so you may have to wait a while before you get chance to enter the house. While you wait there are some very pleasant gardens and grounds to explore, especially interesting is the Physic garden. The tour itself takes around... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 25 members of my history society for a guided tour. The tour given by Bradley was superb.The house has a fascinating history and Bradley brought it all to life.My group were spellbound by the house .It is very old and quirky, full of interesting things and well worth a visit. We had tea and biscuits after the tour,sitting in... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Hellens is clearly signed in the village of Much Marcle, between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, and is well worth a visit when visiting Herefordshire or The Malverns. Hellens is an extremely fascinating old house, steeped in a thousand years of history but still a much loved and cared for family home. I visited with a family group on Easter Sunday and... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Staff were very friendly. Drinks were not overly expensive although a limited choice. Lovely surroundings.

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Cardiff
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hellens is a wonderful old house, and the guided tours are very good. Because the house is complex historically and architecturally, some sort of printed map would help to make its interpretation easier. We were told that the cellars were constructed from the remains of an earlier house nearby. It would have been interesting to have had an opportunity to... More 

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Shrewsbury
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Spent a very interesting two hours with Bradley, Hellens curator, who explained, with great accuracy and outstanding knowledge, the amazing history of Hellens. The remarkable people who've owned and/or lived there, and the extraordinary 'old master' paintings on the walls. Artifacts owned by many historical personalities ind Ann Boleyn are on show, too. Bradley brought the whole place to life,... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This has magnificent gardens, on a small but enticing scale. The building is full of nooks and crannies, stories and ghosts, and it is an absolute must for visitors. Don't forget to visit the Physic Garden.

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1 Thank Helen K
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were entertained by the tour leader's skilful commentary of the history of the building, the family, and their place in English history.

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A delightful tour of the house that is still a home with plenty of history and a wonderful, intriguing garden. Open Sundays and Wednesdays.

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1 Thank Penny R
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Very interesting house and grounds with a super guide to tell us all the in's and out's of this fascinating place.As another reviewer said very much a home,so lovely to see and hear all about the present incumbents. Well worth a visit and the garden is also lovely to walk around as is the very grand tea room.

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