Bruisyard Hall, Bruisyard, Suffolk
One of only four abbeys of the Poor Clares, Bruisyard Hall was founded by Maud, Countess of Ulster, in 1354 and was occupied by many courtly ladies. Set within a 700-acre estate, it remains the idyllic country retreat that she wanted it to be. The Hall was rebuilt by the Hare family after the dissolution of the monasteries and incorporates a "priest’s hole" as they remained staunchly Roman Catholic under Elizabeth I. The owner is a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Rous who inherited the Tudor house in 1611.
Tour of the house and grounds led by a member of the family.
A wonderful experience – the grounds, everything! Like a fairy tale.
Bruisyard Hall is located in the middle of Bruisyard Village which is approximately 3.5 miles off the A12 to the East and A1120 to the West. Brown tourist signs indicate the directions once off these main roads.
Tea, coffee, soft drink, cake and biscuits provided.
Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.
Limited, not to Bruisyard Hall.