“A great day out – especially good fun with children as there is plenty for them to do. There are lots of activities such as an assault course, maze, rope-swings, various playgrounds and lovely large picnic areas. Plenty to keep them occupied! There is also a lovely walk around the lake with great views of the castle. There is a cafe and ice cream parlour. Dogs are allowed as well. Good value for a day out!”

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for allowing us to live on your estate for the last two and a half years. It was with a heavy heart that we had to end our tenancy and move on to a bigger home due to expecting our second child in July. We have created so many wonderful memories as well as lovely friends whilst living on the estate, and the team at the Estate Office are just delightful, nothing is too much bother. We’ve loved all aspects of being part of the Eastnor community and will continue to frequently visit the Deer Park and Castle.

“We fell in love with Eastnor the moment we saw it, and knew it was our wedding venue almost instantly. We felt so cared for, looked after and valued by Eastnor Castle from the first visit in 2018 to the wedding day in 2021!  If you are thinking of booking Eastnor Castle as your wedding venue, we would highly recommend, if we could rate it higher than 5 stars we would!”

“Thank you for helping make our truly fabulous wedding come together. It was such a wonderful day and all our guests loved the castle.”

“Thank you doesn’t feel enough! We had the most wonderfully stupendous day and evening yesterday and it was all because of the fantastic efforts or everybody in your team. All night people were telling me it was the best venue and most fantastic place – thank you! Eastnor Castle is one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever been to and while I might be a bit biased, it was also the best wedding I’ve ever been to; a sentiment repeated by most of our guests.”

“We would like to say a HUGE thank you to you, Ben, Susie, Clive and Emma and all the people who helped our wedding day be the best day ever!! We cannot say how amazingly wonderful you have been throughout start to finish. Everyone commented on how spectacular the venue was and that the food was excellent from the canapes to the main meal and then again for breakfast.”

“We would just like to say a massive thank you for all the hard work you’ve put in prior to and during our wedding, the entire weekend was mind blowing. We were made to feel at home the moment we arrived and couldn’t have asked for anything more, you really did give us the dream wedding. Thank you all for everything.”

“We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and effort to make the day so special – we honestly felt that the castle was ours for the weekend! I hope we weren’t too badly behaved!”

“Thank you so much for helping to organise and ensuring that our wedding day was the most perfect day ever. Your staff are amazing and we can’t thank them or you enough. Also a huge thank you to Clive and his team; the food was amazing. It was the best day of our lives.”

“We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work! We had the most incredible day! With special thanks to Jodie for helping us this past year make our dream day come true. We were impressed at how beautifully set up the venue was and how seamless the day ran. Everyone involved has been friendly and helpful throughout. Thank you.”

“We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for making our wedding day so special at Eastnor! We had the BEST time ever and all the staff are incredible, a credit to the castle! We felt like we were really well looked after and enjoyed having our own space to enjoy the beautiful venue. I wish we could do it all over again! Thank you for being so amazing and organising everything for us. It all went to plan and we loved every minute of it! Also, the food was amazing! All of our guests commented on how good it was and how beautiful the castle is. THANK YOU!”

“May we take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to use your premises for the Caravan and Motorhome Club Herefordshire Centre Eastnor Chilli Festival Rally. All our ralliers who attended thought it was an excellent venue and we sincerely hope that we will be able to use these facilities again soon”


“A wonderful family time. We came together from the north and the south and enjoyed a delightful half term. A fabulous house – we lacked nothing!”

“Really enjoyed our stay – very comfortable apartment, well-equipped and the little touches made a massive difference. Beautiful ornaments, scented diffusers, power showers, fluffy towels, cosy beds!”

“It was a privilege to say at Golden Gates Lodge this week and I would recommend this to anyone. The accommodation is outstanding and set in the most beautiful location. The staff are all super friendly and the Office Manager could not do enough from start to finish including a private tour of the castle. We will be back to stay again! Thank you.”

“We had a lovely time at Peacock Villa, the cottage was in a beautiful position and really well appointed. Thank you for the added touch of milk/bread and tickets to the castle. We spent most of Sunday at the castle and had a fabulous time, so much to see and spectacular view all-round. We had a thoroughly enjoyable few days and will definitely be back.”

“Absolutely brilliant and fantastic for all ages! The best thing about my visit was that I was able to take my dog, not only around the gardens and grounds, but indoors as well! The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and the castle itself has been beautifully restored and is well presented. Reasonably priced with free parking, I would highly recommend a visit and shall without a doubt be returning. It’s made my Easter weekend!”

“Really lovely place, even in the rain! Was a joy to be able to take the dogs in and for the staff to treat them with the same kindness shown to humans! Great outdoor space for dogs whilst you settle down for a tea and scone! The house itself was a delight, it’s very clear that the family and staff are very proud of their home and enjoy sharing with the general public. Great day out, thanks!”

“Absolutely lovely day out, something for everyone. Lovely walks around the lake. Different events going on each weekend, so visits are never the same. Plenty of things for the children to do, lots of parks and a maze… which we love to get lost in. All round lovely day out.”

“Amazing day at Eastnor Castle with the family. We laughed, we got soaked, we ate ice cream, but most importantly we made memories!”

“We went there yesterday and had a brilliant day out. We were so surprised that we were allowed to take our dog everywhere including the castle which was wonderful. It was such a positive place with hardly any signs telling you not to do stuff and it was brilliant seeing the children on the trees without being told to stop. Would definitely recommend this to everyone.”

Experienced a lovely day here yesterday with my partner and 3 yr old. It was perfect, not too busy, fabulous grounds and a beautiful house. Nice ploughmans in the Tea Room also. If castles are your thing then this will be heaven for whomever visits. Would definitely recommend and will return one day.”

“Really lovely place, very peaceful but also kept 4 teenagers busy for 5 hours! Loads of beautiful space and very friendly staff.”

“A brilliant family day out – so much to do and explore – we had a fantastic day”

“Just got back from our day out and I can safely say it’s now one of my fave places. Brilliant for kids & so dog friendly too. So many things to see and activities to do, we will definitely be returning soon!”

“120 miles from London and well worth the fight to be out of the 25 mile radius. Eastnor is a magical and wonderful location to film at, it has everything. One of the very few intact and privately owned castles that is a rare Gothic Revival stately dream. Because it is a working home it is not too precious and is therefore more ideal for working with film crews. The owner James is very accommodating and so are all the amazing staff that work for him, it is a “can” do environment in which they work. Anything is possible. Apart from having a very happy time filming in every kind of weather, snow, ice, floods and high winds we were able to able to continue. The castle itself is also a star, it is nestled into the Malvern valley with beautiful surrounding countryside, but the interiors are a dream with rich colours that are set off with the beautiful interiors by Pugin. I can’t wait to come back and hope I am involved with another project that I can use Eastnor for.”

“I wanted to thank you for your huge part in my amazing birthday celebrations on Saturday. It was without doubt, the very best night I have had since our wedding day and I am still very tearful that firstly, it should have been organised for me, and that secondly, it came to an end so quickly. Eastnor Castle is utterly breathtaking and I can only begin to imagine what an absolute pleasure it must be to work there every day. Every little detail that your amazing team took care of on Saturday night, from the flowers and heart biscuits in our beautiful chambers, to the dinner table, wonderful photographer, roaring fires, captivating pianist, and constant, discreet attention, made my evening an absolute dream come true. My sincerest thanks to everyone and I do so hope to be able to come back one day, but if not, I shall carry the memories of the night forever.”

“Thank you so much for helping us to organise such a fantastic event for Mum’s 80th birthday.  Everyone really did enjoy it from beginning to end and we will all have very special memories for a long time to come. For a genuinely different and memorable family occasion in spectacular surroundings I don’t think Eastnor can be beaten.  The organisation and service from everyone was of such high quality.  Everything ran like clockwork but still felt very relaxed.  The food was lovely and the falconry was enjoyed by us all. I’m so jealous of whoever the lucky people are who might be staying at the castle this weekend – I wish it could be us again!”

“Just a few lines to thank you and your staff for the wonderful day we spent with you at the Castle celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary. The whole day went without any problems due to your excellent organisation and the hospitality of you and your staff. The singing waiters were a resounding success and the fireworks a wonderful free bonus! It was a day Joan and I will remember for the rest of our lives and we could not have done it without your organising skills and the attention and help from the staff. We hope to have a repeat performance one day!!”

“We were overwhelmed by our event on Saturday, it was the most amazing and magical night of our lives.  Our guests were bowled over by all of it, the setting, the activities, the food and wine, all was perfect, the best beef we have tasted in a long time.  Everyone loved the falconry, it was great that the birds were flown amongst the guests, we didn’t expect that! We would like to thank you and the team for everything you have done for us, Ben was fantastic on the night and really helped to oversee everything perfectly.  A birthday to remember forever!”