A superb country mansion with Grade I-Listed status, Arbury Hall dates back to the 19th Century but was built in a much older Gothic and Tudor style. It’s surrounded by 300 acres of attractive parkland, and was the birthplace of the prominent author George Eliot in 1819. The hall is also within easy reach of several hotels catering for different budgets, and good motorway links to the rest of the country via the M40 and M6.
A Brief History of Arbury Hall
The site was originally an Augustinian priory in the Middle Ages, but was replaced by the current hall after King Henry VIII ordered the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the mid-16th century. For many years it was the home of the wealthy Newdigate baronets, and was also a filming location for the romantic drama Angels & Insects (1995).
What to See and Where to Stay near Arbury Hall
Explore the beautifully maintained landscaped grounds, book a guided tour of the hall and learn about its eventful history, and see its spectacular hall and ceilings. Because of its intricate architecture and distinctly medieval appearance, Arbury Hall has often been considered the Midlands' 'Gothic Gem', and is regularly open between April and August. From charismatic country-style hotels like the grand Mallory Court Hotel, to conveniently located, budget-friendly establishments like Days Inn Warwick North, you’ll always be able to find comfortable accommodation nearby.
Places to Visit near Arbury Hall
The hall is a short journey from Kenilworth Castle, a magnificent Norman landmark that became a palace by the Elizabethan period. Arbury Hall is also within easy reach of the grand Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa, and the magnificent Norman castle in the market town of Warwick. A little further afield is another delightful market settlement, Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of the leading theatres in the country. If you're visiting this area for business reasons, you could book a stay at the immaculate Ashorne Hill Conference Centre, which provides premium business facilities, a fitness centre and an excellent restaurant.