Visiting Berrington: what to expect from your visit

Berrington Hall on a frosty autumn morning

The mansion, gardens, parkland, Stables cafe and toilets at Berrington are open. We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance by heading to the What's On section of our website, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. 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

Please be aware that the A49 entrance is currently closed; please use the alternative entrance off Eye Lane. Remember to have your tickets and 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 booking, scan your membership cards and provide you with the information you need to have a safe and enjoyable visit. 

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

Please arrive within your half-hour timeslot, to help maintain social distancing. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like until closing time at 5pm when the car park and gates will be locked.

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes we've put in place, including areas that may be closed and one-way systems. 

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

In line with government guidance you're required to wear a face covering in the tea-room and mansion. Please bring one with you.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Look out for signs like this on your next visit
A coronavirus safety sign at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire
Look out for signs like this on your next visit

What can I see and do?

The ground floor of the mansion is now open daily from 11am to 4pm, which includes the contemporary art exhibition, 'Skin Deep' by Oliver Jones. Follow the link to discover what to expect on your next visit and the changes we've made to help keep everyone safe. 

You can also explore the gardens, including the walled garden, and take a seat on one of our benches which are sanitised regularly throughout the day. Bring along your four-legged friend and go for an autumnal 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 play area, shop, second-hand bookshop and main tea-room remain closed. We're sorry for any disappointment this may cause. 

Facilities 

Toilets - including access and baby change facilities - are available in the courtyard and the car park and are operating on a one-out, one-in basis. These are all sanitised by our team throughout the day.

Stables cafe - open from 10am to 4pm daily, serving a limited menu of hot drinks, cakes and light bites. We’ve introduced new safety measures including screens at our till and collection points, a one-out one-in policy and limited indoor seating. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. In line with government guidelines you're required to wear a face covering in our café, so please bring one with you. We also have outdoor seating available in the courtyard. Please follow the signs which show you where to queue and keep a safe distance from others. 

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