Grand piano inside Ragley Hall

Private Tours

Discover the wonder of Ragley

Are you a member of a group, society or organisation who are looking for a day out together? Why not come and explore Ragley’s History with a private tour from one of our passionate guides?

Since Ragley’s change in business in 2017, we are no longer open on a day-to-day basis to members of the public, however we still want to share the Family and Estate history with visitors. Therefore, we offer the opportunity for pre-booked groups (of 15 or more) to come and take a guided tour of the Hall, delve into our history, hear the anecdotes and tales from the Hall’s creation and discover the contribution of the nine generations of the family that have made Ragley what it is today.

As you venture through the Hall, you will discover that what makes Ragley uniquely special is that the collections displayed throughout our state rooms have all been accumulated by the same family over 9 generations. This really brings to life the fact that the Hall is still a lived-in family home.

When you take a tour with one of our guides, you will delve into the estate’s colourful history, from the initial design process by architect Robert Hooke in 1680 to the family’s contribution to art, in particular the Wallace Collection in Hertford House in London. From it’s use as a war hospital in WWII and the restoration project required afterwards, to the 14 year long creation of the beautifully illustrated South Staircase mural and the incredibly eccentric yet personal tales from its creation, our amazing team will bring to life the incredible stories from the Estate.

Antiques at Ragley Hall
Dining room inside Ragley Hall
Painted walls at Ragley Hall

Explore 26 acres of formal gardens

After completing a tour of the house, why not explore the natural wonders of Ragley? Our 26-acre formal gardens and surrounding parkland are both a horticultural and historical wonder, and you can book guided tours with the head gardener. Designed by Robert Marnock, the famous Victorian landscape designer, the formal gardens have areas of interest throughout the seasons.

Whether it is the abundant collection of roses in Summer, or underneath the golden brown foliage of Autumn, the blanket of snowdrops in late Winter or the budding yellows and whites of Spring bulbs, Ragley’s Gardens are a delight all year round.

Take a moment to visit our working stable yard and collection of antique carriages that are displayed here, before heading over to the Terrace Café for a light lunch or afternoon tea overlooking the gardens and woodland avenue.

Ornate bowl at Ragley Hall
Antique four poster bed at Ragley Hall
Painted walls at Ragley Hall

Make Ragley your venue

If you would like more information about how Ragley could fulfil your venue requirements, please fill in the form and one of the team will contact you. Alternatively, please ring us on 01789 762090 to discuss your plans in more detail.