Our treasures

The ceiling in the dining room

Built by Henry Holland, with gardens and parkland designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, Berrington was created as the perfect home in the perfect setting as a country retreat in the eighteenth century.

The mansion is the most intact example of Henry Holland architecture and is in the French influenced neo-classical style of the late eighteenth century. Much of the original plasterwork and decoration can still be seen.  

Today it also contains The Elmar Digby collection of French furniture, clocks and works of art, which is brought to life within the elegant Georgian interior of Berrington Hall. Berrington's collection includes snuff and sewing boxes, seals, watches and small objets d'art.

Part of the Elmar Digby colloection
an 18th century comode

Berrington also hosts costume exhibitions, showing various pieces from the Charles Paget Wade Collection (on loan from Snowshill Manor)  as well as temporary exhibitions, such as 'Waste to Waist' by Rose Tinted Rags. To see more of the Wade collection, special viewing can be booked with our costume expert Althea on Mondays and Tuesdays by calling her on 07811 297703.

Don't miss the extraordinary 'Waste to Waist' exhibition at Berrington
Thistles stitched onto a deep green waistcoat

Every room tells a story of the Hall’s past inhabitants. Discover the stories of the three families who called Berrington home and decide for yourself whether Henry Holland succeeded in creating 'the perfect place to live'.