Aldenham Park, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Grade II* Palladian house. It has strong links with Charles I who took refuge here in a priest hole from Oliver Cromwell (leaving his coat behind) and, later, Charles II presented the Acton family with a fine Van Dyck portrait of his father. This still hangs in the saloon. It was sold by the Acton family to the present owner’s grandfather in 1959 and is now a private family home, which is not normally open to the public.
Tour of the exterior, through the gardens, followed by a tour of the main downstairs rooms and two of the state bedrooms. Tea will be served in the saloon.
From Shrewsbury: take the A458 to Bridgnorth. Pass through Much Wenlock and after 4 miles, Aldenham Park will be found on the left hand side at the top of a hill with big, black ornamental gates, a gravel sweep and stone lodge. The house is visible from the road.
From Bridgnorth: take the A458, signed to Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock. Continue through Morville, past the Acton Arms and as you rise up the hill out of Morville, the entrance is on the right hand side with big, black ornamental gates, a gravel sweep and stone lodge. The house is visible from the road.
Tea, coffee and cakes.
No dogs, any photographs taken in the house are not be published in print or on the internet/social media. Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.
Ground floor only.