Discover Aston Hall’s experience during the English Civil War, and how you can still see evidence of this tumultuous time in the house! In October 1642 (two months after Charles I declared war on his parliament and their supporters) Sir Thomas Holte was honoured with a visit by King Charles I as he made his way south from Shrewsbury where he had been raising troops to serve the Royalist cause. Shortly after leaving Aston Hall the king’s army was engaged in one of the first big battles at Edgehill. Aston Hall itself was attacked in December 1643 by a Parliamentarian force from Coventry. A hole in the staircase was made by a cannonball when the house was under siege.
One of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.
Aston Hall has been named the most haunted site in the UK. The Jacobean mansion has many ghost stories, several of which can be traced back to the 17th century. Find out more about the Haunted House.
Lady Holte’s Garden is the South Garden for Aston Hall and is surrounded by brick walls, which were ordered by Sir Thomas Holte in 1637. The garden is designed in symmetrical patterns with historic shrubs and foliage.
The gardens were designed to be beautiful and peaceful and also as a method of impressing guests who visited Aston Hall in the past.
Marvellous Grade 1 Jacobean mansion - everyone coming to Birmingham must visit this beautiful house.Reviewer, Trip Advisor