Time to plan your next day out in the countryside?
The Midlands is a beautiful part of the country, with beautiful regions of stunning countryside from Warwickshire to Lincolnshire. We’ve selected our three favourite stately homes and gardens across The Midlands to help you plan your next weekend escape. With these stunning architectural gems set in gorgeous countryside, we think it’s time to get the family or your friends together for a day out in the glorious British countryside.
1. Whitley Court and Gardens
Where is Whitley Court and Gardens?
Whitley Court and Gardens is on Worcester Road, Great Witley, Worcestershire. Pop WR6 6JT into your SatNav
Why visit Whitley Court and Gardens?
The romance of the ruins of Whitley Court and Gardens cannot be underestimated. As you approach the house, you can imagine the grandeur of the house in bygone days, with magnificent columns and balustrade decorating the impressive frontage.
Although this stately home was destroyed by a fire in 1937, the ruins are still a spectacular site and are set in beautifully manicured gardens containing ornate fountains, glorious topiary and a children's play area.
When can I visit Whitley Court and Gardens?
Open daily 10am - 6pm all summer
You can find out more about Whitley Court and Gardens by visiting their website
2. Aston Hall
Where is Aston Hall?
Aston Hall is located in Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham. Pop B6 6JD in your SatNav
Why visit Aston Hall?
A fine example of Jacobean architecture, Aston Hall stately home was built between 1618 and 1635 and is open to visitors all summer. The hall has been sympathetically restored to take visitors back in time, with plenty of events taking place to keep both adults and children entertained. The house has some beautiful formal gardens to explore, which include fountains, terracing and stone urns. There is also a public park surrounding the house.
When can I visit Aston Hall?
Open Tuesday – Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays), 11am - 4pm
You can find out more about Aston Hall by visiting their website
3. Burghley House
Where is Burghley House?
Burghley House is in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Pop PE9 3JY into your SatNav.
Why visit Burghley House?
Burghey House was built and mostly designed by William Cecil between 1555 and 1587, giving visitors a glimpse into Elizabethan life. This stately home also hosts a collection of fine art, antiques and textiles, as well as Oriental and European ceramics.
The gardens are a delight in themselves, with a sculpture garden featuring trees and shrubs for all seasons, a ‘Garden of surprises’ inspired by Lord Burghey himself, containing a moss house, mirrored walkway and water fountains. Perfect for the kids!
Once you have finished exploring the house and gardens, the Orangery Restaurant is the perfect place to cool down with a drink and a bite to eat.
When can I visit Burghley House?
18th March 2017 to 29th October 2017 Open daily from 11am until 5pm
You can find out more about Burghley House by visiting the website