WITLEY COURT

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WITLEY COURT

Not long ago, in the great scheme of things, Witley Court was a Palladian mansion with a staff of over 100 servants, where the great and the good - including the Prince of Wales (Later Edward VII) attended lavish parties. Jewellery was hung from Christmas trees for lady guests. In 1937, it was burnt to a shell in an accidental fire. Its ruins echo with the past and its ornate gardens, including two astonishing fountains, have been lovingly restored. The Perseus and Andromeda fountain, in particular, needs to be seen in action - it is 'fired up' at particular times. There are also woodland walks, lakeside views, places to picnic and a play area for kids.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Worcester Road
Great Witley
County
Worcestershire
Post Code
WR6 6JT
Main Historic Period
Edwardian
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Great Witley Parish Church next door and the nearby tearoom - both not to be missed.
Primary Management
English Heritage

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