Herefordshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Herefordshire Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Herefordshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed


Belmont Abbey is a monastery of the English Benedictine Congregation dedicated to St Michael and All Angels, frequent open days throughout the year with guided tours led by the monks - disabled access with ramps for those with mobility difficulties, accessible toilets


Berrington Hall (NT) - nr Leominster- late 18th Century neo-classical house with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds, interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Wade Collection - No wheelchair access to mansion as a dozen steps at the entrance/exit. Grounds are partly accessible with loose gravel paths. Lift down to servants' hall tearoom and seating in the courtyard, accessible toilet, virtual tour and braille guide


Brobury House Gardens - originally laid out in the 1880s when the house was built it is a garden for all seasons, three formal water features, bog garden, watermeadow - More than fifty percent of the gardens are flat or on gentle slopes. For wheelchair users a fit able-bodied companion is advisable, accessible toilets.


Burton Court - Eardisland, Nr. Leominster - guided tours conducted by the owners and will include all the main rooms on the ground floor, the 900 years of history of the Court, the gardens and the archaeological mound - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Eastnor Castle - Eastnor, Ledbury - a fairytale Georgian castle, home of the Hervey-Bathurst family, set in 5000 acres of parkland, historic house is full of medieval armour and fine art, arboretum, walks, trails, adventure playground, junior assault course, tea room - "There are 14 steps from this level into the main ground floor state rooms. We have an automatic wheelchair stair climber to carry visitors up these steps; to use this visitors must be able to transfer into our wheelchair which is connected to the stair climber...Access to the first floor bedrooms is via a Vertical Platform Lift", due to the terrain it is not possible to access the arboretum and lakeside. Shop and café are easily accessible by wheelchair


Goodrich Castle - (EH)(ruin)- Ross on Wye - visitor centre, discover what life was like in a medieval fortress, from the 11th century through to its fall in 1646, Civil War artefacts, free audio guide, tearoom, shop - accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Hampton Court Castle, Gardens & Parkland - 15th Century Medieval Castle, Award Winning Gardens and Parkland with 1,000 acres, guided tours of the castle, Orangery Restaurant / Café & Ice Cream Palour - The Gardens are wheelchair accessible (80%) via either flagstone, gravel or wood chipped paths. The River Walks are partially accessible across grassed paths and lawns. Castle is accessible on the ground floor only.


Hellens Manor – Much Marcle, a living home, and not a museum, although it contains a wealth of period furnishings, artefacts, paintings and decorations. Garden incorporating a rare 17th century octagonal dovecot, a physic garden, a yew labyrinth, woodland and ponds, herb and kitchen gardens, tearoom - Hellens is a historic house and contains many steps, stairs, uneven floors and narrow access. For this reason sadly, it is not possible to bring a wheelchair into the House for tours. Both the Great and Haywain Barns have full disabled access with accessible facilities, and there is level access to parts of the gardens. Parts of the garden are suitable for assisted wheelchair access


The Old House - 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times, furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English Oak furniture, hands-on activities for children - For those unable to climb the stairs, a virtual tour is situated on the fully-accessible ground floor. There are also Braille and tactile images for the blind and visually impaired



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