Aston Hall: the treasure of the Midlands


I have spotted Aston Hall some years ago during my first visit to Birmingham when I was crossing the Aston Park to reach Aston Villa’s ground. I can’t describe how impressive this stunning mansion’s garden was and I never would think this location would hold such an exuberant and spooky building.

So I have decided to visit this historical Hall properly some years ago. What a fascinating experience! Right after the entrance, you’re taken to a nice café which I would suggest you should stop by, just to get some extra energy before starting the tour.

Built in 1635, Aston Hall is considered almost like a treasure of the Midlands and it was the residence of the Holte Family for several years. The house also suffered damage during the English Civil War, in 1643.

Nowadays, Aston Hall is open to the public as a museum and what can be seen inside this Jacobean construction is a really interesting heritage collection of furniture and rooms that express atmosphere in Britain, in a period covering from the 17th to 19th centuries.

The details of the walls and kitchen supplies in this impressive building are really something to admire and visiting Aston Hall makes for a good day out with the family too. It’s also the right place to go if you’re interested in learning more about Birmingham’s history itself.


Tickets to Aston Hall cost £ 4 (adults), concessions (£3) and free admission to children under 16, but every first Sunday of each month it’s free for all visitors.
The site is usually open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 12 pm to 4 pm.

Take a note: The Headless Statue is an interesting but also sad part of Aston Hall history. Look for more information about it before visiting the place.

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Published November 3rd 2012 here.


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