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Aston Hall

Aston Hall Trinity Road | Aston, Birmingham B6 6JD, England
+44 121 348 8100
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Very interesting

Beautiful house and grounds right in the middle of the city. Excellent tour guides who told us lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jo312017
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Great walks and views

Great walks and views at this local beautiful landmark. Nice cafe to have a break. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alastair N
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Aston Hall is a magnificent seventeenth century red-brick mansion situated in a picturesque public park on the north side of Birmingham. It also boasts the title of being the first historic building to be opened as a public museum in 1858 by Queen Victoria. Built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte and home to James Watt Junior from 1817-1848, Aston Hall is steeped in history. The last conventional Jacobean house erected in England, which today features fine 17th-century architectural detail including plasterwork, woodwork and chimneypieces. Now a grade I listed building, the hall is restored to its former Jacobean splendor and is hugely popular with visitors of all ages. Walk through the stunning interiors and see the home that received royalty, was besieged during the English Civil War and inspired an author. Enjoy peaceful, picturesque grounds and cakes, snacks, and hot drinks available in the cafe.
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Aston Hall Trinity Road | Aston, Birmingham B6 6JD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful house and grounds right in the middle of the city. Excellent tour guides who told us lots of interesting facts and stories about the place. Lovely tea shop.

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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review! Our volunteer tour guides will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed their stories about this grand old mansion! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walks and views at this local beautiful landmark. Nice cafe to have a break. Definitely recommend for a sunday morning walk

Thank Alastair N
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed the grounds of this grand old mansion and a stop in our café :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited here with my 8yr old she had a wonderful time exploring the house doing the Aston hall trail finding objects to the clues and then given a certificate at the end,staff all lovely and lucky it's right on my doorstep,worth a visit and suits...More

Thank sperkin
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a lovely review! We are so pleased to hear your daughter enjoyed exploring the hall with our children's trail! We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here last week with a bus tour-allowed 2 hours for the privilege by the way-and it wasn't till we were actually outside the (closed)building.And it was only then that we discovered we only had access to grounds & tearoom.(This is the fault of tour...More

Thank weemaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really historic experience with lots of well presented information in all of the many rooms. We had young enthusiastic volunteer guides in some rooms. They were very knowledgeable and keen to impart their knowledge. The focus is on the 1600s with a range of...More

Thank CarolHurley
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 'Aston Hall by Candlelight'. Fantastic experience. Would definitely go there again to see it during the daylight

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every moment of it!You could feel the history around you! The place was really clean and tidy, and the building itself was magnificent!

Thank Jessica B
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jessica, thank you for such a fabulous review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with others :) We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Definetly reccomend to check out as it is a memorial piece to history. The building itself is a masterpiece and definetly reccomend taking a stroll in the park.

Thank Kobiz P
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AstonHallBirmingham, SeniorMuseumEnabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review! We are very proud of this Grand Old Mansion and it's always great to hear visitors enjoy it just as much as we do!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

After reaching there I came to know there is no guided tour available on Saturday. I am sure I have missed lot of history. But before coming here I read Aston Hall history and that helped me a lot. This is one of the Grade...More

Thank Soma S
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Soma, thank you for your review and your visit! We try our best to offer a variety of ways to explore Aston Hall, whether that's our weekday Aston Experience Tours, or on a self-guided basis during our Open Aston days. Whichever day you visit...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting day. Informative guides who obviously loved what they did. Beautiful panelling and stonework. The Jacobean house is magnificent and the grounds are neatly kept. The day was rounded off with tea and tea cakes in the lovely tea rooms.

Thank crisp1944
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AstonHallBirmingham, Senior Museum Enabler at Aston Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! We shall pass on your kind words to our fabulous team of volunteer tour guides. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Rabia S
30 July 2017|
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Hi there, our Aston experience tours run weekdays during Birmingham term time. For the summer holidays and weekends we run Open Aston where guests are welcome to view the Hall on a self guided basis with guides on hand to... More
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liz53westmidlands
2 May 2017|
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Response from AstonHallBirmingham | Property representative |
Hi there, we run our Aston Experience tours on weekdays and Open Aston on the weekends, so you are welcome to explore this grand old mansion at your own pace on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, during our summer season
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ianzicu
5 March 2017|
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Response from Wembot | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so, but I'm sure if you call ahead they may be able to arrange translators.
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