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Eastnor Castle

Eastnor is a village in Herefordshire, England.

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Eastnor lies between the Cotswolds and the Welsh Marches.

By road[edit]

Directions from London Take M4 West. Exit M4 at junction 15 (Swindon). Follow A419/A417 to Cirencester and Gloucester (Dual Carriageway). Before Gloucester exit A417 onto M5 North (towards Birmingham) at junction 11A and continue as if from North or South.


Directions from North or South Exit M5 at junction 8 onto M50. Exit M50 at junction 2 Follow A417 to Ledbury. Follow the Brown Tourist signs (Eastnor Castle) via bypass and through Ledbury Town Centre onto A449 (signed Worcester and Malvern). After 1 mile turn right again onto A438 (signed Tewkesbury and Eastnor).

By rail[edit]

Nearest Train Stations Ledbury - 2 miles (Direct train from/to London Paddington - duration 2.45hrs) Great Malvern - 8 miles (Direct train from/to London Paddington - duration 2.30hrs) Gloucester - 19 miles (Direct train from/to London Paddington - duration 1.50hrs)

Taxis are available and pre-booking is advisable.

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  • Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL, +44-1531-633160 (fax: +44-1531-631776), [1]. (2009) 11.00am – 4.30pm (last admission 4.00pm. Easter Weekend Fri 10th, Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Bank Holiday Mon 13th April. May Bank Holiday Weekends Sun 3rd/Mon 4th & Sun 24th/Mon 25th May. Every Sunday from 7th June - 27th September. Sunday to Thursday from 20th July - 31st August. A fairy tale Georgian castle built between 1810 and 1824 from designs by Sir Robert Smirke.It sits within a 5,000 acre estate and is the family home for the Hervey-Bathursts who are the direct descendents of Earl Somers, the original owner. The castle sits in estate grounds of around 5000 acres and there are numerous walks as well as a deer park and an off-road driving circuit.  edit
  • St John's Church, which was built in 1852 to a design by the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.

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  • The Big Chill festival [2] takes place in the gounds of Eastnor Castle in August.
  • Fishing is possible on the river in the grounds of the castle [3].

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The Castle can be hired and there are luxury bedrooms [4] and high quality cooking but this can only be done on a party basis and it is not a hotel.

There is a campsite for both tents and touring caravans at the Castle.

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