Houses and Gardens
Local stately homes and gardens within easy reach of Knighton
The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, near Llandrindod Wells
Victorian Gothic Revival house (52 rooms) and 12 acres of grounds with walled garden, courtyards and lawns, woodland, lake. Open daily, pre-booking of tours advised.
Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury
National Trust. Open March-October.
Bannut Garden, Bromyard
3 acres including knot, arbour, gazebo, secret, side, summer heather, cider mill gardens and more. Tea room, plant sales. Open April to September, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, afternoons.
Berrington Hall (3 miles north of Leominster)
National Trust. 17th Century mansion. Open March to November.
Brockhampton Estate, near Bromyard
National Trust. 1,700 acres of parkland and farmland with lovely views. Exhibition of the history of farming. Lower Brockhampton – medieval moated manor house. Grounds open all year. House open March-October.
Bryan’s Ground, Presteigne
3 acres of gardens, first planted in 1913. Open early April to late July, Saturday-Monday.
Burton Court, Eardisland, near Leomonster
900 year old house, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, influences of many periods since then. Guided tours by the family. Open by appointment only.
Croft Castle, Near Leominster
Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views. Fine Georgian interiors, 1,500 acre estate with iron age fort and views of 14 old counties. Shop, tea room. Park open daily. Castle – tours only.
Cronkhill, Attingham Estate, near Shrewsbury
National Trust. John Nash Italianate villa. Open some Wednesdays in summer.
Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury
(Not open every day). View the house, deer park, maze, walks, tea rooms and ice cream parlour, adventure playground, gift shop. Events.
Hampton Court Castle and Gardens, Hope under Dinmore, near Leominster
Medieval castle dating from the 15th century with an estate of more than 1,000 acres, including organic garden, Victorian walled garden. State rooms, cafe, children’s play area. Open daily June-August, Tues to Sunday and Bank Holidays April-May and September-October. Frequent events are held.
Hawkstone Park Follies, North West of Shrewsbury
Historic woodland fantasy with castles, cliffs and follies. Open every day June-August. Check for other months.
Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington
70 acres of gardens. Azaleas, kitchen garden, woods. Gift shop, plant sales, tea rooms.
Open daily April to October, Open weekends during March.
Car free by bus
Lingen Nursery and Garden, Near Bucknell
Unusual alpine and herbaceous plants. Working nursery and garden. Open March-September, Monday-Saturday.
Powis Castle & Garden, near Welshpool
National Trust. Impressive castle, the finery of India in the Clive Museum, Baroque garden from the 1680s, restaurant and coffee shop. Open March-October.
Dating from the 18th century, renovated with a lottery grant in 2010, complete with wood-fired oven, onsite bakery, riverside cafe and gardens. Open daily in summer, Wednesday to Sunday October-April.
Westonbury Mill Water Gardens, 1.5 miles West of Pembridge
3 acre garden with streams, moisture loving plants and lovely views. Open daily April to Setember.
Wilderhope Manor, Much Wenlock
National Trust. Elizabethan gabled manor house. Being refurbished – check opening times.
Martin Holborow and Margaret Leach
13 Bridge St,
Powys, LD7 1BT
Tel. (UK) 07976 403434