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Hellen's

Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY, England
+44 1531 660504
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Amazing!

English history in a delightful and whacky nutshell, Hellen's has it all: monks, Normans, Princes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda N
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Wonderful

The house is not only every day, so check before travelling. The admission to the house is by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff1903
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King's Lynn
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Jacobean Manor house in Much Marcle. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from Easter until the end of September. Tea rooms serving homemade cakes. Gardens with labyrinth, dovecote, pond, knot garden, mediaeval garden.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (7 reviews)
“old house” (5 reviews)
“tea room” (9 reviews)
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Much Marcle, Ledbury HR8 2LY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

English history in a delightful and whacky nutshell, Hellen's has it all: monks, Normans, Princes, Princesses, Royalists, Cavaliers, tales of loves lost and found - fantastic portrait paintings, all up to the present day - and the house is still lived in, as evidenced by...More

1  Thank Linda N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is not only every day, so check before travelling. The admission to the house is by guided tours, so you may have to wait a while before you get chance to enter the house. While you wait there are some very pleasant gardens...More

1  Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Took 25 members of my history society for a guided tour. The tour given by Bradley was superb.The house has a fascinating history and Bradley brought it all to life.My group were spellbound by the house .It is very old and quirky, full of interesting...More

1  Thank jeanann1485
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Hellens is clearly signed in the village of Much Marcle, between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury, and is well worth a visit when visiting Herefordshire or The Malverns. Hellens is an extremely fascinating old house, steeped in a thousand years of history but still a much loved...More

2  Thank TAMSIN C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Staff were very friendly. Drinks were not overly expensive although a limited choice. Lovely surroundings.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hellens is a wonderful old house, and the guided tours are very good. Because the house is complex historically and architecturally, some sort of printed map would help to make its interpretation easier. We were told that the cellars were constructed from the remains of...More

Thank Rodgent
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Spent a very interesting two hours with Bradley, Hellens curator, who explained, with great accuracy and outstanding knowledge, the amazing history of Hellens. The remarkable people who've owned and/or lived there, and the extraordinary 'old master' paintings on the walls. Artifacts owned by many historical...More

1  Thank Rollobenz
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This has magnificent gardens, on a small but enticing scale. The building is full of nooks and crannies, stories and ghosts, and it is an absolute must for visitors. Don't forget to visit the Physic Garden.

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were entertained by the tour leader's skilful commentary of the history of the building, the family, and their place in English history.

2  Thank EFLynette
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A delightful tour of the house that is still a home with plenty of history and a wonderful, intriguing garden. Open Sundays and Wednesdays.

1  Thank Penny R
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Irene H
Is there an entrance fee, ? How much ?
18 October 2015|
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Response from librarianCNY |
Entry costs £8.00 for adults, £6.00 concessions, £5.00 students and children, £16.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and children). Entry to the gardens only is £2.50 per person.
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