Wood-panelled Jacobean long gallery with ornate plaster ceiling, oil paintings are hanging on the walls

About Aston Hall

Aston Hall has watched proudly over Birmingham for more than 400 years – not only is it one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style, it’s also said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.

Designed by John Thorpe and built by Sir Thomas Holte between 1618 to 1635, it is packed to the rafters with architectural gems and historical treasures, including the breath-taking Long Gallery and the great oak staircase, which still shows the battle scars of the English Civil War.

Address: Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD.