Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, Herefordshire
A gorgeous estate owned by the National Trust not far from Worcester, with a very unspoilt air; beautiful countryside with a medieval moated manor house, Lower Brockhampton Manor where you can look up at the awe inspiring timber frame of the Great Hall and really soak up the history of a place that’s seen little change in 700 years. What’s good is that you can actually get stuck in and feel like you’re part of the history; play games in the 17th century parlour, rummage in the cupboards, make lavender bags; it’s idyllic. Spend a day here walking in the wooded parklands, an absolute delight in the autumn with all the golden-brown and red colours, browse the second hand bookshop, and find sustenance in the Granary or Old Apple Store for sustenance. Life slows down, the tension lifts from your shoulders.
Opening times vary throughout the year so check the website before you plan your trip.
Dogs welcome in the grounds but not the house T: 01885 482077
All information correct at the time of writing