Enjoy a tailored visit with your group at Erddig

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants, preserved in the National Trust’s most diverse collection. Discover for yourselves, receive a quick potted history, enjoy an atmospheric private house tour or join our head gardener for a tour of our grade I listed garden.

Coach parking

Erddig can accommodate three coaches per day in our coach park and the coach car park is approximately 100 yards from the entrance with a drop-off point 20 yards from the entrance.

We do not recommend following a Sat Nav. Instead follow the brown signs.

Tour options

We offer three different levels of tour:

  • Self-guided exploring the house, gardens or parkland at your own leisure.
  • Private tours of the house, gardens or parkland at an additional cost from £5.00 per head (also applies to National Trust members).
Discover real life below stairs on a tour of the servants' quarters
A group of visitors in the servants' quarters at Erddig

Catering

Our restaurant also offers set lunch menus for you to choose in advance, including picnic lunches and morning or afternoon tea at group rates if required. Or leave your group to choose which of our catering outlets to visit. They can choose from our licenced Hayloft restaurant, tea parlour and outside tea garden.

Pricing and Payment

Entry is free for National Trust members. We also offer a free ticket for the group organiser and coach drivers receive free entry as well as a meal voucher.

Group tickets for non-members are £10.30 for adults / £5.20 for children for entry to the house and garden and £6.60 for adults / £3.20 for children for entry to just the garden and outbuildings.  The 1,200-acre parkland is freely accessible. Group visitors also receive a 15% discount voucher to use in the shop if they spend £15.00 or more.

Payment should be made in one transaction at the ticket office upon arrival. We accept cash, credit/debit card and cheque (payable to National Trust).

Planning your visit

On average visitors stay with us for 2.5 hours to explore both the house and gardens. We would recommend that you plan to spend at least one hour visiting the house.

Visiting the garden may also take an hour, but if you have a particular interest it may take longer. The gardens are best from March to October.

In severe weather conditions we may close the property for safety reasons and your group will be contacted as soon as possible if this should affect your visit.

Accessibility

Wheelchairs are available for loan. If required, please let us know in advance. The gardens, ground floor of the house, restaurant and shop are all accessible.

There are no lifts in the house, so to see the upper floors we recommend our virtual tour for visitors unable to use the stairs. Footage includes areas not open to the public and an interactive opportunity to open and close special items of furniture.

Highlights

Real life below stairs

For nearly 200 years, Erddig’s servants were recorded in portraits, photographs and verses. Nothing of such breadth exists elsewhere.

Explore the servants’ quarters at Erddig and discover walls filled with paintings and photographs of servants who worked below stairs; celebrating loyalty, length of service and hard work.

Visit below stairs and see the Erddig Prayer under some of the servants' bells in corridor
Erddig Prayer under some of the servants' bells in corridor


John Meller's rooms of parade

Discover John Meller’s rooms of parade; he extended Erddig in 1714, creating a set of elegant rooms facing the garden, each leading into the next with their doors arranged in a straight line.  All the furniture was ordered from fashionable London cabinet makers and upholstered in the latest fabrics.

For example:

  • Crimson woven wool and silk caffoy covered the chairs in the Salone
  • Silver leaf finished the seat furniture of the Withdrawing Room
  • Chinese embroidered silk hangings adorned the bed in the Best Bedchamber
  • Soho tapestries lined the walls of the Best Bedchamber
  • Blue damask covered the walls of the Best Dressing Room
  • Another Soho tapestry made a grand finale in the Best Closet

Discover Erddig's Grade I listed garden

In 1973 Mike Snowden had the daunting task of tackling Erddig’s derelict garden ready for opening to the public. The scale of the challenge was one of the largest to be faced by any head gardener at that time. It took four years restoration. Learn about this mighty transformation and ongoing care on a garden tour.

" We were intruders in a landscape that had been taken over by mother nature."
- Mike Snowdon, Erddig Head Gardener 1973 to 1980

Annual apple harvest

Every autumn, during October, the tractor shed takes centre stage as our gardeners create a display of the different varieties of fruit they’ve picked.  We grow 180 in our orchards.

Book a group visit

If you would like to book a group visit to Erddig please contact our group bookings co-ordinator to check availability.