National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.


Across the West Midlands, there are so many great National Trust properties to go and visit and enjoy. This feature pulls together a collection of resources you will find helpful including articles, useful links to web sites, and a gallery of photography. We're in the process of creating our own regional map of all great places to visit and will be added to this feature. In the meantime, use the National Trust website.

Some of the National Trust houses and gardens are in urban areas such as towns and cities. Others are out in the countryside in counties such as Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire or Shropshire.  There really is something for everyone. 

 

West Midlands County

Why not go and experience Back to Backs in Birmingham or Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton. More information here Birmingham and West Midlands.

 

The Back to Backs

The Back to Backs is on Hurst Street in Southside, Birmingham, at the corner of Inge Street.

Back to Backs NTThe Back to Backs. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Roundhouse Birmingham

The Roundhouse is due to open to the public in summer 2021. It's on Sheepcote Street and St Vincent Street, next to the Birmingham Canal Navigations Mainline. It was built in 1874.

The RoundhouseThe Roundhouse. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Go here for more on the Roundhouse Birmingham. (or here - Jonathan there is two projects - The Roundhouse).

 

Wightwick Manor

You can go to Wightwick Manor, in the Tettenhall area of Wolverhampton. The Victorian manor house was built for the Mander family, and the National Trust has owned it since 1937.

Wightwick ManorWightwick Manor.  Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Moseley Old Hall

Moseley Old Hall is located in Fordhouses, north of Wolverhampton. It was famous as a resting place of Charles II on his way to exile in France, after defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.

Moseley Old HallMoseley Old Hall. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

 

 

Warwickshire

Across Warwickshire, you could go and visit properties and gardens such as Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House.

 

Baddesley Clinton

A moated manor house in Warwickshire, it was home to the Brome family in the 15th century, then the Ferrers family from the 16th to 20th century. The last owner sold it to the National Trust in 1980.

Baddesley ClintonBaddesley Clinton. Photography by Elliott Brown

Go here for more on Baddesley Clinton.

 

Packwood House

A timber framed farm house in Warwickshire, near Lapworth and Solihull. It was built for John Fetherston between 1556 and 1560. In 1904, Birmingham industrialist Alfred Ash bought the house. His son Graham Baron Ash inherited the property in 1925. He spent two decades creating a house of Tudor character. He converted the barn into a Tudor-style hall for dancing. This was connected to the Long Gallery in 1931. A decade later in 1941, he sold the estate to the National Trust.

Packwood HousePackwood House. Photography by Elliott Brown

Go here for more of Packwood House.

 

Coughton Court

Located in the village of Coughton on the A435, Birmingham Road (between Studley and Alcester) is Coughton Court. The estate has been home to the Throckmorton family since 1409. Practising Catholics, they were known for hiding Catholic priests, when after the Reformation, it was forbidden to be one. The hall was also involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The hall has been owned by the National Trust since 1946, although members of the family still live in The North Wing of the house (private). But visitors can see the rest of the house. Uniquely the estate has both an Anglican and a Catholic Church on the site.

Coughton CourtCoughton Court. Photography by Elliott Brown

Go here for more on Coughton Court.

 

Other great National Trust properties across Warwickshire include Upton House and Gardens, Charlecote Park and Farnborough Hall.

Upton HouseUpton House. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Charlecote ParkCharlecote Park. Photography by Elliott Brown


 

 

Farnborough HallFarnborough Hall. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Worcestershire

In Worcestershire, you could try Croome, Hanbury Hall or the Clent Hills.

CroomeCroome. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Hanbury HallHanbury Hall. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is also The Firs - Birthplace of Edward Elgar

The FirsThe Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

And Greyfriars House and Garden (in Worcester).

Greyfriars WorcesterGreyfriars House and Garden in Worcester. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Staffordshire

In Staffordshire, you could try a visit to Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses.

Kinver Edge Rock Houses

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Other great National Trust properties across Staffordshire include Shugborough Estate, Biddulph Grange Garden, Downs Banks, and Hawksmoor.

ShugboroughShugborough Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Biddulph GrangeBiddulph Grange Garden. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Shropshire

In Shropshire, you could go to Dudmaston.

Dudmaston EstateDudmaston. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Other great National Trust properties across Shropshire include Attingham Park, Benthall Hall, Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Sunnycroft and Wenlock Edge.

Attingham ParkAttingham Park from the Wikimedia Commons. Photography by 'Wehha'

Go here for the Attingham Park feature.

 

Herefordshire

In Herefordshire, you could visit Berrington Hall.

Berrington HallBerrington Hall. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Other great National Trust properties across Herefordshire include Brockhampton Estate, Croft Castle and Parkland, and The Weir Garden.

Brockhampton EstateLower Brockhampton at Brockhampton Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Project dates

02 Jan 2021 - On-going

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