Wightwick Manor And Gardens: A Visitor’s Guide
Built in 1887, Wightwick Manor and Gardens has been under National Trust ownership since 1937 when it was donated by Geoffrey Mander.
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Popular with visitors from the Midlands and further afield, Wightwick Manor is one of the finest Victorian manor houses in the National Trust’s portfolio.
Visiting Wightwick Manor and Gardens
Wightwick Manor is a timber-framed Victorian manor house which sits in 17 acres of woodland and beautifully landscaped gardens.
It boasts an envious collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings from Evelyn De Morgan, Ford Madox Brown and Edward Burne-Jones, among others.
Aside from discovering the wealth of art on display, if you look hard enough, you may be able to find the secret staircase (exciting for children and adults alike!)
The Grounds At Wightwick Manor and Gardens
The grounds at Wightwick Manor and Gardens include two orchards where you will find more than 50 different varieties of apples, along with pears, plums and cherries in the kitchen garden.
You will also find well-kept yew hedges around the house and mature ponds nearer to the woodland, all of which are perfect for sitting down and enjoying a picnic.
You will find wooden reindeer dotted around the grounds and an extensive woodland play area complete with a see-saw, tree trail and many different climbing structures.
Tea Room At Wightwick Manor and Gardens
For those who didn’t bring a picnic, the Manders’ Tea Room serves a selection of freshly-cooked meals, snacks and home-made pastries. There is also a choice of hot and cold drinks and, during the summer months, a very welcome ice-cream kiosk.
Hotels Near Wightwick Manor and Gardens
Situated approximately 45 minutes away by car, The Westmead Hotel offers the ideal place to stay either before or after a day of enjoyment at Wightwick Manor and Gardens.
Wightwick Manor and Gardens Opening Hours
Wightwick Manor and Gardens is open year-round, closing only for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Although it is usually open on every other day throughout the year, opening times can change at short notice for various reasons, so we recommend checking the National Trust website before travelling.
Parking At Wightwick Manor and Gardens
Parking at Wightwick Manor and Gardens is free of charge, with the car park situated just 100 yards from the entrance. The car park is modestly sized, so it can become extremely busy during peak season.