Attraction in Kinnersley
Kinnersley Castle was one of the many Marches castles sited by the Normans
along the Welsh border. Predominantly a remodelled Elizabethan Manor House
featuring fine oak panelled rooms and an original 1588 plasterwork ceiling.
Previous residents include:- Richard de la Bere , father of 21 children, who won his spurs at the Battle of Crecy ; The Vaughan family , legends about whose ancester ³Black Vaughan² and the phantom black dog are widely recounted; Sir Thomas Morgan, Baronet and Govenor of Jersey ; The Reaveley family, whose daughter married George Frederick Bodley, the Arts and Crafts architect and designer; Major Davey, inventor of the Davy Fire Escape, whose daughter Doreen landed the biggest rod-killed Wye salmon; and Lord Brocket for a short period during WWII.
8 acres of grounds contain some remarkable yew hedges, a walled kitchen garden and one of the biggest Ginkgo Biloba trees in the country. Next to the Castle stands the Norman Church with unusual C.13th tower & wall paintings by Bodley.
Months Open: Please Call
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £2.50
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: By arrangement
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