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Arbury Hall, Nuneaton

Arbury Hall

Nuneaton
Warwickshire
CV10 7NF
Tel: +44(0)1676 540529
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Built on the site of, and from the masonry of an Augustinian Priory which was founded in the 12th century, Arbury Hall has been the seat of the Viscount Daventry and the Newdigate family since 1586.

Rightly deserving its title, “The Gothic Gem of the Midlands”, Arbury hall proudly sits in the centre of a large wooded estate, (a deer park until the beginning of this century), amidst spectacular gardens and surrounded by lakes and canals.

The Hall was ‘gothicised’ by the 5th Baronet, Sir Roger Newdigate, in the 18th century. A gifted amateur draughtsman and architect, he designed much of the spectacular plasterwork for which the house is renowned himself, copying unashamedly from his favourite medieval buildings, Westminster Abbey in particular. He carefully conserved the original Tudor/Elizabethan house in such a way as to make Arbury a unique stately home.

The plasterwork is of such splendour that it has been immortalised by the famous English authoress, George Eliot (who was born on the estate and knew the house well). Her descriptions of the Saloon and Dining Room ceilings in her book, “Scenes of Clerical Life”, are as true today as when the book was written

Apart from the magnificent plasterwork, the house contains a notable collection of paintings (including family portraits and those of royalty), furniture and other works of art, such as a complete set of Jacobean drinking glasses, accumulated down the centuries by successive generations of the family; and here and there are reminders of the connection the estate had with the lives of three English Queens and its relationship with the Shakespeare story.

Words cannot adequately describe the splendour of Arbury and its magnificent gardens with rolling lawns and serpentine paths bordered by rhododendrons and other colourful shrubs and flowers, including a giant wisteria.

An ideal location for Corporate Hospitality Events, Photo shoots, Product Launches and Activity Days. Corporate lunches and dinners catered for.

Arbury Hall, Nuneaton

With Disabled Access: Yes

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Car Park, Private Group Tours, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens, Gift Shop, Film Location

Weddings and Conferences
Wedding Receptions
Arbury Hall does not cater for wedding ceremonies inside the Hall. Wedding receptions and large private parties can be accommodated by way of a marquee in the historic parkland with the Hall as a backdrop. The hiring of Marquee and catering etc is the responsibility of the Hirer.

Arbury is situated in the heart of England and convenient for major motorways and Birmingham International Airport.Corporate events contact the Administrator, Tel: 024 7638 2804, Fax 024 7664 1147.

Famous Sons and Daughters (past and present day)
Mary Ann Evans (better known as George Eliot) was born on the Estate but lived at Griff House for a short time.

Admission
Please click through to Arbury Hall website for opening times and admission prices

Directions
Getting to Arbury Hall From the M6 take Junction 3 northbound on A444 towards Nuneaton. At 4th roundabout turn left. Take 2nd left on to B4112 Heath End Road, turn left at mini roundabout on to Arbury Road. Follow brown tourist signs for Arbury Hall. Turn left through stone archway (Round Towers), proceed through white gate (please close after entry/exit) then along the drive. Arbury Hall on left hand side through stone gateway.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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