Visiting Berrington: what to expect from your visit

A family enjoying the sunshine

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Arrival and parking

If you're a National Trust member then please remember to have your membership cards close to hand as you arrive. Once you've parked, follow the signs to Visitor Reception where one of our friendly team members will check your card and provide you with the information you need to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Please note you no longer need to pre-book your visit to Berrington Hall. 

Feel free to take a picture of our walks map just outside Visitor Reception and download our map of the one-way routes around the gardens here.

You’re welcome to stay as long as you like until closing time at 5pm when the car park and gates will be locked; the mansion closes at 5pm with last entry being 4pm. 

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes we've put in place.

You’ll find sinks for hand washing in the toilets, as well as hand sanitiser on entry and exit.

Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. 

What can I see and do?

Step back in time inside the mansion, which is now open daily from 11am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. You'll also be able to discover 'Skin Deep', a contemporary art exhibition in partnership with Meadow Arts and 'A Dress Fit for a King' on the first floor. Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. 

You can also explore the gardens and take a seat on one of our benches or deckchairs in the walled garden. The rare curved walled garden has reopened now that restoration work has been completed on the original walls. Find out more about the project here.

Bring along your four-legged friend and go for a walk through the parkland. We have different way-marked routes you can follow, including a den building area in the woodland for little explorers. The natural play area is also open daily for little ones to let off steam.

Please be aware that Moreton Ride (an area of the woodland) and the lakeside walk will be closed from Monday 20 September to early December, due to the restoration of the pool. This is a significant project and will enhance the biodiversity of the pool, as well as improving habitat for the heronry. Find out more about the project by following the link below. 

Please note, the estate at Berrington falls under a historic tenancy which means at certain parts of the year areas will be closed or diversions will be in place. We work alongside our tenant farmer who is very accommodating when managing livestock around visitor access. You’re very welcome to bring along your dog to Berrington but please always keep it on a lead and under control. Throughout the year cattle and sheep are moved throughout the estate and we strive to inform visitors as much as we can as to what to expect before they set off.  

Facilities 

Toilets - including access and baby change facilities - are available in the car park and courtyard. These are all sanitised by our team throughout the day.

Stables cafe - open from 10am to 4pm daily, serving a limited take away menu of hot drinks, cakes and light bites. 

Second-hand bookshop - open from 10am to 5pm daily in the courtyard. Don't forget to bring along your pre-loved classics to donate to us. 

We hope you have a lovely visit - thank you for helping us to stay open safely.