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Kinver Edge Rock Houses

Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
+44 1384 872553
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Fascinating glimpse into the past

After many years of thinking about visiting, we finally visited Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RovingRachel
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
So interesting

It is amazing to see how people lived in these little caves and that people lived in these for so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Polly A
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With sweeping views, a wildlife haven in the heath and unique homes carved straight into the rock...Kinver Edge is full of surprises. The famous Holy Austin Rock Houses are cosily restored to help you soak up the atmosphere of these unusual homes. Get comfortable by the fire and our volunteers will tell you tales of the people that lived right inside the rock. Just outside is the heathland of Kinver Edge - a pocket of wilderness, buzzing with insects and heady with the scent of gorse and purple heather. A stroll along the sandstone ridge offers dramatic views across surrounding counties from the ramparts of an imposing Iron Age Hill Fort. Beyond the views miles of walking country awaits, winding through birch and oak woodland and exposed areas of red sandstone geology.
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  • Average5%
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“tea room” (38 reviews)
“hill fort” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After many years of thinking about visiting, we finally visited Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses today. A fascinating place to visit and the reconstructed interiors and knowledgeable guides really help bring the place to life. I was surprised at how comfortable the rock houses...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing to see how people lived in these little caves and that people lived in these for so long. Worth a visit.

Thank Polly A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Kinver Edge to take the dog for a walk. What a lovely area with great views and scenery. The Rock Houses were closed and due to reopen 17th February. We will definitely return in the summer and try out the tea room. Worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

tea, buns and home made cake yum yum tables on the terrace with fantastic views. reasonable prices and pleasant staff. Food freshly made and tasty

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very interesting place, nice walks and a lovely little village for coffees etc

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It is hard to belief that these fascinating little dwellings were inhabited until about 50 years ago. In a lovely wooded setting with plenty of free parking, there is a short walk up a slight incline to the 3 houses that are currently open. They...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Decided to have a ride out this week end and drove to Kinver Edge and the Rock houses, they are a National Trust property, It's without doubt the smallest Trust property we have visited but as it's quite local to us it was worth the...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful walk and experience to visit the rock houses. Alot of culture and a thoroughly enjoyable visit. The only downside was the small and very basic tea room but this can be solved by bringing your own flask of hot cocoa! Well worth a...More

Thank Jamesi93
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Fascinating local geological feature but also a place occupied by ancient local people and then lived in by others right up until the middle of last century. The guides who took us round explained that the sand stone rock formation had travelled from much further...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

It was very interesting to see how families lived in these type of houses carved out of the sandstone on kinver edge

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kathleen c
27 August 2017|
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Response from Keith P | Reviewed this property |
I apologise for the delay in responding. To be frank, I would not try this location if you have those difficulties. The paths are fairly steep and manoeuvrability isn't going to be good even if you do get to the rock house... More
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Jil W
20 March 2017|
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Response from Kateh0405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill I saw plenty of dogs up there on Saturday so I'm guessing it's ok :-)
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Helen R
17 March 2017|
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Response from Dream-maker | Reviewed this property |
We walked through the woods to the rocks. Its hilly with uneven ground. However there is a car park nearby where they could be accessed by series of steps. Would still be hilly and uneven once at the houses though. It would... More
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