Hanbury Hall

Hanbury Hall is an 18th century house which is now owned by the National Trust in Worcestershire. When the National Trust first obtained the house and its lands it was let to tenants and only sometimes open to the public; nowadays though it is open to the public every day :)

The house looks really nice from the front and it has a very different style compared to many of the other houses we’ve visited.

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The main feature of the house is the painted area around the staircase which was done by the English painter Sir James Thornhill depicting scenes from the story of Achilles.

There’s so much detail in the painting and it’s amazing to think that it’s just painted directly onto the wall >.>

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The rest of the house has some very interesting rooms, and if you join one of the guided tours in the morning there are some very interesting stories to hear about the lives of the family which lived here :)

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Out in the grounds around the house there are various gardens which are nice to walk around, and the way in which they are separated mean that you’re never quite sure what you’ll find as you move between each one :)

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