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Kinver Edge Rock Houses

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Amazing history

It seems beyond belief that people lived in cave houses as recently as the 1960s, however a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Very Interesting

Fantastic, really interesting, and not too expensive. Cafe was great, amazing view. the day we went... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Black Country
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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...more
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Holy Austin Rock House Compton Road | Compton Road, Kinver, Stourbridge DY7 6DL, England
+44 1384 872553
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All reviews national trust tea room well worth a visit hill fort top level tea shop nt properties rock cakes lovely walk surrounding countryside fascinating place to visit wooded area steep walk iron age fort short climb the cottages middle level
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seems beyond belief that people lived in cave houses as recently as the 1960s, however a visit to see these preserved dwellings changed all that for me. The National Trust has done a great job of recreating how cave dwellers lived in these unlikely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I used to use the cafe to allow my dogs a drink of water while using the edge, the nt now charge £6 just to enter the tea rooms now which sickens me as they were awesome before the nt took over, if you like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Fantastic, really interesting, and not too expensive. Cafe was great, amazing view. the day we went there was a display of making apple juice, wood turning and a blacksmith. the children loved it. worth going

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susanahBlackCountry
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Visited this National Trust attraction on a misty Saturday. This seemed to add to the appeal of the houses which were created out of caves. It was also their apple pressing day in the orchard which added to the interest. In some of the houses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trufflesnuffler
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

First time visiting this local landmark, definitely worth the visit. Very interesting and fascinating, nice little Tea room as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vidpm
Reviewed October 26, 2018

This is such an unusual place I would really recommend going. There are only a few rock houses left preserved by the National Trust but it is worth the entrance fee. The guides were informative and friendly and really give you an insight into the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous place to visit. Beautiful walks with things to see such as Nanny’s cave and then a look around the Rock Houses. Fascinating to know that the top level was still occupied in my lifetime. The tea rooms serve delicious light lunches and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TracyHSwansea_Wales
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

What a fab find! This is a great visit. Really interesting to see how people lived here. The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable, they showed real passion for the place. Would definitely visit again. Well worth the money to go in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c12obo
Reviewed October 2, 2018

An extremely brilliant educational trip back in time experience- our second visit there Informative guides on hand to tell how people managed in such difficult circumstance.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank goodemike51
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The Holy Austin rock houses are split into three levels. On the lower level are furnished re-creations of a couple of dwelling areas, with volunteers on hand to give you an idea of the sort of people who lived there, and how they lived. An...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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kathleen c
August 27, 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
Jil W
March 20, 2017|
Response from Kateh0405 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jill I saw plenty of dogs up there on Saturday so I'm guessing it's ok :-)
Helen R
March 17, 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