Supporting the community

Eastnor Castle gives careful consideration to our Corporate Social Responsibility and strives for long-term commitment to being a responsible business. We are proud of the committed support we are able to give to the local community in a variety of different ways.

Charity of the Year

We offer a support programme to a chosen charity each year and for 2021, our chosen charity is Acorns Children’s Hospice. Our commitments to them include complimentary tickets, presence at our events, use of the castle for a fundraising dinner and use of the grounds for a family fun day. Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life-limited and life-threatened babies, children and young people, and support for their families. They need £27,000 per day to run their services and rely on donations and fundraising by the community and local businesses for 70% of this amount.

Acorns Children's Hospice Logo


Eastnor Primary School & Bubbles Nursery

The children from Eastnor Primary School and Bubbles Nursery, both located in the heart of the village, can often be found enjoying a walk around the grounds and playing in the adventure playground on days when the castle and grounds are closed to visitors.

Tickets and Prizes

We receive many requests each year for tickets to be used as raffle prizes at fundraising events for schools, charities and other groups. Each request is carefully considered and, whenever possible, we are able to send tickets if the request has come from a local organisation.

Local Involvement

James Hervey-Bathurst is an active member of the local community and was High Sheriff for Herefordshire in 2019.

His other activities include:

– Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire
Eastnor Parochial Church Council
Eastnor Church Tower Appeal
– Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Joint Area Committee
– Ledbury Places/Ledbury & District Society
– Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust
– Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society