One of England’s best kept secrets, Hampton Court Castle is genuinely one of the most romantic houses in England
The forerunner to the internationally renowned Hampton Court Palace in Surrey by some 80 years.
Situated in the very heart of the Herefordshire, English countryside, the 15th Century Grade One Listed Castle is set in over 1000 acres of estate. The tastefully-appointed State Rooms, including the magnificent Ballroom and exquisitely hand-painted Chapel, are now open to the public for tours. The Castle also boasts 24 sumptuous bedrooms, with feature bathrooms, four of which can be viewed on our Castle tours.
The original Victorian Walled Garden now contains breathtaking displays of flower beds, ornamental walkways, waterways, fountains, island pavilions, and cascades. The legendary wisteria tunnel is said to be almost 200 years old and leads to the Castle lawns and beyond to the secret garden and waterfall. Over a thousand yew trees have been planted to create a maze with a gothic tower at its centre offering panoramic views of the gardens. The ornamental kitchen garden includes fruits & vegetables all organically managed.
Lunch or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Joseph Paxton designed Orangery Café where produce from the kitchen garden is used wherever possible.
The garden shop in the garden bothy sells plants from the garden and local crafts and gifts.
The River Lugg runs through the Estate and together with the surrounding forests makes for some fascinating walks through the grounds.
The stunningly scenic setting, in over a thousand acres of private Estate, including lakes, rivers, woodland and gardens, is only 15 minutes drive from the city of Hereford.
Open to the public every day during the summer months. In addition to the continuous summer season, events run throughout the year. Check the website for updated events and find information on our What’s on page
Hampton Court Weddings
If you dream of a fairy tale wedding in a 15th century castle, Hampton Court Castle in the heart of beautiful North Herefordshire countryside, is the perfect setting.
Your wedding ceremony can be held in the chapel, in the central courtyard or in one of the spectacular settings in the award winning gardens.
Your wedding photographs will be outstanding with endless backdrops of the fairy tale castle, tree lined avenues, waterfalls and romantic pavilions, beautiful settings to capture your big day.
The wedding reception again can be whatever you dream of, perhaps a medieval banquet, a lavish evening in the ballroom with crystal chandeliers or a traditional sit down reception in stunning surroundings. Whatever you have in mind, contact Hampton Court where the possibilities are endless!
With 24 sumptuous bedrooms available exclusively for your big day, you can really spoil your family and close friends with a night in a Castle. In the morning the Formal Dining Room makes for the perfect morning after breakfast as you and your special guests reflect on your Fairy tale Wedding. Or you might wish to choose longer stays in the build up to the big day, the choice is yours.
And a final touch- at Hampton Court Castle they organically grow their own confetti!
Make it Special… Make it Hampton Court Castle!