Aston Hall is a magnificent Grade I listed 17th century mansion house and one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings.
Full of architectural and historical delights from its breath-taking Long Gallery to the battle scars of Civil Wars, Aston Hall is one of Britain’s finest treasures steeped in 400 years of history.
Situated in a beautiful Green Flag public park on the north side of Birmingham, Aston Hall was one of the last great Jacobean houses. Built for Sir Thomas Holte between 1618 and 1635 it took 17 long years to complete. The Holtes and their heirs lived in the house until it was sold in 1817 and the Hall then became the home of James Watt junior, son of the famous engineer until 1848.
A visit to Aston Hall is always an enthralling experience. You will be following in the footsteps of royalty - King Charles I spent the night here and Queen Victoria visited on more than one occasion. The surrounding parkland, including the beautiful Lady Holte’s Garden, provide a calm oasis in a busy city.
With a reputation for being one of the country’s most haunted buildings, the Hall is also famed for its tragic tales of tight-rope walkers and spooky stories of mysterious ladies.
Arrive curious, leave Astonished!