Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens
Kelmarsh Hall is a Grade I listed country house built in 1732 surrounded by Grade II* listed gardens set in the heart of a traditional agricultural estate.
Successive owners of the Hall have left various imprints on the elegant Palladian style manor, one of which was society decorator Nancy Lancaster. The Hall very much holds her spirit today in the English Country House Style, with delicate terracotta in the Great Hall, the exuberant Chinese wallpaper and seasonal flower arrangements.
Nancy's influence on the Hall flows through the gardens, with formal terraces, pretty intimate flower gardens and woodland walks, with a walled kitchen garden at the very heart of the gardens - each season brings a different highlight to the gardens.
In 2018, Kelmarsh opened the Servant's Quarters and Old Laundry, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This allows visitors to explore Victorian working life in the downstairs areas of the Hall, contrasting to the fine rooms of the ground floor.
Kelmarsh evokes the warmth of a family home, with the stories of past owners and residents for visitors to discover today. The Hall, gardens and tearoom are open to the public from April - October, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. There are also a number of events which take place throughout the year, including Dahlia festivals, outdoor cinema and gift fairs.
Kelmarsh welcomes group visits throughout the year in the Hall, Below Stairs and gardens. Groups are specially catered for to meet all needs, with the options of free flow visits or guided tours.