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Castle - Ledbury Ledbury
Once upon a time, nestled at the foot of the dramatic Malvern Hills, there stood your fairytale wedding venue.
Eastnor Castle is a warm and inviting setting for the most magical day of your life. The country parkland estate is an area of outstanding natural beauty, situated in rolling, wooded Herefordshire countryside.
We pride ourselves on being one of the best castle wedding venues in Herefordshire and the UK. Our team of wedding planners understand how important every detail of your special day is and will help to arrange a bespoke day for the happy couple to treasure. Whether imposing yet intimate, uniquely-themed, or luxe and lavish are the order of the day, our personal, discreet and attentive service will ensure that all of your wedding dreams come true.
We understand the need for privacy and so we only ever hire out the Castle on an exclusive-hire basis. This allows you and your special guests to enjoy the grand venue and its magnificent views, with no interruption and in private.
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Several of the bedrooms have stunning views of the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lake and arboretum. Each bedroom has been re-designed with comfort as a priority with Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down duvets, fluffy white towelling robes and English Floris toiletries.
All the rooms have a local flavour with bottled water and delicious handmade Herefordshire biscuits and the best quality tea and freshly ground coffee. Wi-fi is also available in all the bedrooms and to add a personal touch, we always display individual guests’ names in card holders on bedroom doors.
There are four holiday cottages on the Eastnor Estate which are finished and equipped to a high standard, and rated 4* by Visit England.
Ideally suited to those wanting a relaxing break in a quiet area or needing a convenient base from which to explore the surrounding area of Malvern and nearby market town of Ledbury, both of these holiday cottages were completely renovated in 2010 from previously derelict estate buildings. They have been tastefully and thoughtfully restored and offer the highest level of comfort.
Eastnor Castle's History
The estate was established in the late 16th century when the Cocks family purchased land in the area. Subsequent marriages into the Somers and Nash families helped provide the wealth and substance necessary to build the present imposing building, designed to look like one of the medieval castles guarding the Welsh borders. The castle was built to the designs of Robert Smirke in 1812-20. A.W.N. Pugin made some internal alterations - including the decoration of the Gothic Drawing Room - in 1849-50, and George E Fox made more changes in the 1860s. It is constructed of ashlar stonework, with a lead and slate roof concealed behind an embattled parapet. Cast-iron was used for the roof trusses and floor beams. It was constructed at a cost of £85,000, the equivalent of approximately £26 million to £28 million at 2007 prices. The castle was criticised by Charles Locke Eastlake later in the 19th century: It is a massive and gloomy-looking building, flanked by watch-towers, and enclosing a keep. To preserve the character at which it aimed, the windows were made exceedingly small and narrow. This must have resulted in much inconvenience within...The building in question might have made a tolerable fort before the invention of gunpowder, but as a residence it was a picturesque mistake.
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