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Tel : 01562 777 846
Fax : 01562 777190
REOPENS 28TH FEBRUARY 2015
Harvington Hall is a medieval and Elizabethan moated manor house. It was built in the 1590's by Humphrey Pakington who was a recusant Catholic, at a time when the country was protestant under Queen Elizabeth I.
Throughout those troubled times, Humphrey and his family continued to celebrate Mass and needed hiding places to secrete the priest should the house suddenly be searched by troops. There are still seven hiding places in existence at the Hall, the greatest series of any in the country, and it is to see these and the rare Elizabethan wall paintings that visitors flock to Harvington Hall today.
There are also four chapels, two in the Hall, one in the grounds and one across the car park, three of which are still used today for services.
The small charming gardens are surrounded by a moat with abundant wildlife. There is also a small herb garden, which has the initials of the three families who lived in the Hall, the Pakingtons, the Yates and the Thockmortons.
There is free parking, a gift shop and tearoom.
Throughout the year, there are special events such as living history, outdoor plays and concerts - a leaflet is available from 01562 777846.
Harvington Hall facilities include:
- Dogs restrictions
- In countryside
- Indoor event/attraction
- Of historic, literary or architectural interest
- Outdoor event/attraction
- Smoking not permitted
- Guided tours available for groups
- Guided tours available for individuals
- Guided tours compulsory for groups
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
- Picnic site
- On site parking
- Groups accepted
- Max group size
- Min group size
Harvington Hall accessibility includes:
- Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
- Information available in audio format
- Information available in large print
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
- Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
- Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
- Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
- Ramp/level access
- Toilets for disabled visitors
- Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)