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Lovely grounds

I stopped here for a break en route and enjoyed a stroll round the grounds. They are extensive and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
emuslushy
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London, United Kingdom
Extensive grounds for walks.

There is plenty of parking here a short distance from reception, a small shop,and a tearoom with a... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
whetstoneview
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

The house is interesting, the galleries are unusual and the gardens are superb. Tea rooms were nice with lots of picnic benches in the orchard. Just a shame the ferry doesn't operate any more as it would have been nice to arrive by steam train.
We had a lovely day and would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I visited Dudmaston today with my son. We enjoyed the day on the whole. The house is quite interesting and there are beautiful views over the gardens from the library. In fact the most enjoyable part of the day was our walk around the gardens - they are beautiful. The staff were nice and friendly. However we were very disappointed with the cafe. There was a very limited choice of food and it was very difficult to see what was on offer as there was no menu. We ended up just having a cheese sandwich which was not very nice as the bread was hard. We felt that the cafe let the place down.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rosiewebros
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent place nice open space to walk
Always welcomed by staff good special weekends
Plenty to see in the house

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank trevorowen1954
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

There is something for nearly everyone in the garden, in the Hall, the cafe, and adjacent walks. Those with wheelchairs or buggies need to be careful as there are some very steep slopes leading down to the Big Pool. Although the history of the Hall is not as impressive as some, it does hold an "eclectic collection" of art and memorabilia in the rooms and galleries. The strap line "where Ancient meets Modern" is realised in the various exhibitions, with seating available in most areas for those needing to meditate on artwork or just in need of a rest. The guides, as usual, are helpful and full of enthusiasm for their subject. In nice weather it would be easy to spend a full day in the house, on the walks, and in the cafe.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mikeandros
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Dudmaston estate was in the Wolryche-Whitmore family since 1403, with the present house being built in the late 17th Century. It was bequeathed to Lady Rachel Laboucher on the understanding that she would prepare it to gift to the NT but there was an agreement that her relatives could still live there and her nephew lives there with his family. Her husband was a diplomat and when he retired in 1966 they moved into the house and spent time and money renovating it. They were both keen collectors of different types of art and installed galleries where you can look at their collections. You are given an information leaflet when you arrive giving details of the different rooms, but there are also guides in the rooms if you wanted to ask any questions. While I enjoyed looking round the house, the highlight of the visit was the gorgeous and unusual gardens overlooking a lake where there are various sculptures and you can go on a short walk round the garden or an hour long walk around the lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
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