'Capability' Brown

Come and explore the parkland © Elaine Hodgson

Come and explore the parkland

On any visit to Berrington a walk around some of the 456 acres of parkland and gardens is a must. There are three way marked park walks or you can just take a stroll around the walled gardens or down to the lake.

Brown’s classic device of ‘divided views’ can clearly be seen from the steps of the house; to the south west lies his lake, to the north west Croft Ambrey hill and to the west he makes great play of the wide borrowed landscape which takes the eye as far as the Brecon Beacons.

Visit the lake

A view across ’Capability’ Brown parkland  down to the lake © Felicity Hancock

A view across ’Capability’ Brown parkland down to the lake

The most stunning area of the parkland is the sixteen acre lake designed by Brown. It is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the established heronry on the lake’s island. The pool is a haven for wildlife from the fish in the lake to the dragonflies, birds and wildfowl on the water and all just a ten minute walk across the park.

Build a den

Walk in our woods and make a den from what you find. The den area is open daily with the hall and we've cleared an area where you and the kids can go wild together.

Bring the dog

Walk your dogs through the beautiful parkland

Bring your dog and his friends along for some good exercise in the 250 acres of parkland and woods. Dogs are welcome in the park and grounds but not in the house or walled garden

The garden

Take a stroll through the flower borders or look at the specimen trees along the drive. In the walled garden explore the large kitchen garden or the orchard with its traditional apple varieties

Flying High

A Virgin Balloon Flight launching from Berrington’s parkland.

A Virgin Balloon Flight launching from Berrington’s parkland.

A Virgin Balloon Flight is an experience of a lifetime and a unique way to see beautiful Britain from the sky. Rise above the picturesque Georgian mansion and grounds of Berrington on an airborne adventure. This fantastic three to four hour experience starts with a pilot greeting and safety session, followed by the opportunity to help inflate the balloon ready for lift off. Spend an hour in the air floating above the stunning Herefordshire countryside before landing and celebrating with a traditional Champagne toast.

Croome Park

Croome Park © David Noton

After exploring one of Brown's final landscapes, why not take a trip to find out where it all began?

Croome was 'Capability' Brown's first complete landscape and is only about 30 miles away from Berrington.

Croft Castle

The walls and towers of Croft Castle date from the 14/15-century © Robert Morris

About four miles to the north west  of Berrington Croft Ambrey is visible.  However, Croft Castle itself is hidden from view by its ancient trees. Croft features a very different 'Picturesque' modelled landscape to Berrington but a visit to both is well worth it, just for the comparison.