Historic Houses & Castles
Historic Houses & Castles
With open rolling countryside, intricately designed parkland, powerful castles, and elegant manor houses, Herefordshire has a lot to offer. Make the hotel your base and discover all the history Herefordshire has on offer during your stay, including the interesting history of the Green Dragon Hotel itself.
A Dramatic Fairy-tale Castle
Eastnor Castle is situated in a 5000-acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful lake, deer park, and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire countryside. Perfect for a stroll or picnic, it’s always a delightful day out with the family.
Brobury House and Gardens
A Charming Victorian House with Tranquil Gardens
The Gardens at Brobury House were originally laid out in the 1880s when the house was built. The banks of the River Wye make the perfect site for a terraced Victorian garden. The panoramic views of the surrounding countryside complementing the formal gardens. Majestic trees and stunning water features make this home and garden a tranquil escape.
The present owners, Keith, and Pru Cartwright have been at Brobury since 2001. They have embarked on a program of restoration and development in conjunction with their garden designer, Peter Antonius.
Immersive Medieval Ruins
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best-preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history, spectacular views from the battlements and a delightful tearoom, Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone.
Hampton Court Castle
15th Century Castle Boasting Beautiful Gardens
Set in the delightful Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by vast lawns, a stunning woodland backdrop, and magnificent award-winning gardens, the estate has an interesting and varied history. The gardens and castle are open to the public during the summer.
The Jewel in the Crown of Herefordshire Homes
Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire, Hellens Manor is a much-loved historic Tudor/Jacobean home, owned by the Pennington Mellor Munthe Charity Trust, with an incredible tapestry of stories, characters, art, furniture, grounds and formal gardens. Hellens is open for guided tours from April to October along with our vintage tearoom.
Explore 600 Years of History
At the heart of this 687-hectare (1700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton , a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century.
Steeped in history, Brockhampton has witnessed many changes. Inside the manor house, explore 600 years of history and discover the families which have made this special place home. Each room takes you to a different era of history; from the wealthy landowners of medieval times to the Georgian gentleman who lived here before building a mansion house at the top of the hill.
Go outdoors and go wild in the wildflower meadow suitable for younger children or have an adventure on the natural play trail for ages 8+.
Experience the Pinnacle of Georgian Culture
Standing proud and strong, this fine Georgian mansion sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape. In the house, discover jewel-like interiors, designed by Henry Holland and home to the Harley, Rodney and Cawley families. Uncover the story of Ann Bangham, first lady of Berrington, and see her restored 18th century court mantua dress. Experience some of the extremes of the 18th century in the shop and find the hidden ‘below stairs’.
The interiors include Biaggio Rebecca ceilings, fine period furniture and there are some pieces on display from the Wade Collection.
The Black and White House Museum
400 Years of History Within Walking Distance of The Green Dragon Hotel
The Black And White House Museum is a remarkably well-preserved example of a 17th Century timber-framed building and is situated in the heart of Hereford, surrounded by the commercial centre of the city. The Black And White House Museum is a startling sight, standing as the sole reminder of times-gone-by in the middle of a modern shopping precinct.
Built-in 1621, The Black And White House Museum has been used for many purposes over the years, starting life as a butcher’s home and shop and finishing its commercial life in the hands of Lloyds Bank in the late 1920s. Since 1929 it has been a fascinating museum giving an insight into daily life in Jacobean times. It is furnished in period style with an internationally important collection of English Oak furniture and there are interesting pieces in every room. Of particular interest to many visitors are the rare wall-paintings, the four-poster bed, and the baby-walkers. A must see!
Deep in the Heart of Herefordshire Countryside
Surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm, and parkland this intimate house became the Croft family home before the Domesday Book. Step outside and explore the working walled garden complete with historic orchards, vineyard, and 1908 glasshouse. Take a stroll through the parkland up to the Iron Age hill fort for far-reaching views or follow one of the woodland trails and discover over 300 veterans trees along the way.