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Benthall Hall, Broseley

(4.1/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Benthall Hall is a 16th-century English country house located in Benthall close to the town of Broseley, Shropshire, England, and a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. It retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th-century staircase. It is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958, and is open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holliday Monday (February -October).The Hall was built around 1580, probably on the site of an earlier 12th-century medieval manor and manor house. During the Civil War it was garrisoned, and was a site of several skirmishes.The garden is largely the product of two tenants. George Maw (1832 - 1912), local pottery manufacturer and crocus enthusiast developed the garden from around 1865 onwards. Subsequently, the Victorian era Romantic painter and sculptor Robert Bateman (1842 - 1922), who was the son of a famous horticulturalist, added the rockeries and terraces of the current garden.
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  • A lovely house that feels incredibly secluded given it's location and surroundings, but that just adds to the charm being so calm and quiet while you explore the grounds. The house and church though b...  more »
  • It's about 4 years since we visited so were surprised by how much more of the house is now on view. The addition of the whole of the upstairs meant it was like visiting a different house! Lovely garde...  more »
  • Wonderfully informal and domestic atmosphere in this small, quiet Jacobean jewel. Special experience.  more »
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  • Nice quaint National Trust house near Ironbridge. Knowledgeable guides, small but busy tearoom with outside seating. GLUTEN AND DAIRY FREE OPTIONS available. Walks around the grounds and park. Challenging for disabled ♿, especially wheelchairs, and no disabled ♿ loo .
  • Would've preferred more options in the tea room for a little more substantial food than cake. Lovely setting though. Peaceful walk from much wenlock to Ironbridge like. Worth a mini stop
  • Really nice, great tearoom
  • Nice stately home .. Lovely gardens and surrounding walks ..
  • Very surprised, this is a lovely place to visit in a nice setting, lovely little tearoom with nice staff