Hamish visited on a cold and overcast April 08 day – but still had a good day, it must be wonderful here when the sun shines. The site has its own car park and modern, well-equipped visitor centre. We normally find English Heritage staff helpful and friendly; those here were particularly good examples. The house is a substantial shell. Now stabilised the remains give a good impression of just how grand the house would have been in its heyday. The damage caused by the fire and subsequent decline have revealed some architectural features that would have otherwise been hidden. The formal gardens are wonderful – with more restoration work ongoing. The fountain is impressive. The woodland, lakeside and wilderness walks are well worth taking, especially if you have a younger dog who needs to stretch his / her legs before you all take in the house tour (there’s a scoop bin by the lake where the walks meet). The self guided tour is aided by plenty of information boards and a very flexible and easy to use audio hand set. Next to the house are a fine Baroque Church and its tea room. These are marked on the English Heritage tour map and are well worth a visit (Hamish accompanied us for coffee and cakes in the tea room’s conservatory – more friendly and helpful people!). Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this visit and have it on our list to come again when the weather is better.
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DogPeople Says : Witley Court and Gardens
10 miles NW of Worcester on A443. OS Map 138/150, 204: SO769649.
Explore the magnificent newly restored gardens of Witley Court, It’s the ideal solution for young families with dogs needing space to enjoy their walks.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Witley Court. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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