This splendid country house is one of Britain's best-preserved Palladian landmarks and is acclaimed for its majestic Great Hall. It is surrounded by ten hectares of attractive grounds that were designed by one of Britain's most distinguished landscape architects, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, and has good transport links to a fantastic range of Warwickshire hotels nearby.
A Brief History
Originally a Saxon manor, Ragley Hall became a prestigious country house by the 18th Century, when the Baroque-style Great Hall was completed by the esteemed Scottish architect James Gibbs. Despite suffering neglect by the early 20th Century, it was purchased by the 8th Marquis and Marchioness shortly after the Second World War, who spent considerable time (and money) refurbishing the building before opening it to the public in 1958.
Ideal for Special Occasions from Corporate Functions to Weddings
Ragley Hall offers superb business facilities for corporate events, and is a popular venue for weddings and other major social occasions. The hall, an hour from Birmingham and a short journey from Stratford-upon-Avon's charming hotels and bed and breakfasts, has a dedicated events team and first-class business facilities, as well as an outstanding dining environment. From team building exercises to outdoor events, it's a fantastic venue for any special occasion.
Events at Ragley Hall
The hall is also a popular venue for children's parties, and provides organised group tours and several opportunities during the year to visit the building's grand state rooms. The hall also celebrates the Battle Proms Concert, and has hosted the Great British Food Festival, the Game Fair Festival of the great British countryside, and many other exciting festivities.
Other Places to Visit near Ragley Hall
See iconic Kinwarton Dovecote, a circular dovecote that is more than 600 years old and is carefully maintained by the National Trust. Ragley Hall is also just a short drive from picturesque Mary Arden's Farm, a fine Tudor house that was once the home of the mother of William Shakespeare. For value-for-money accommodation nearby, book a stay at the Days Inn Warwick North near the M40 in Warwick, or choose the stylish and historic Mallory Court Hotel in Royal Leamington Spa.