There is much to appreciate at and about Middleton Hall. It was never a palace but it shows evidence of several phases of English domestic architecture from the late thirteenth to the early nineteenth century. There is a fine Great Hall that is of Tudor origin, which makes a classic setting for weddings, for performances and for parties. The Hall was the home of some notable people and was visited by many figures from history. Included among these is Queen Elizabeth I, who certainly spent two nights under its roof after the festivities at Kenilworth in 1575.
More importantly it has a special place in the history of British science. It was here that the first ever scientific book on ornithology was written and the first substantial catalogue of British plants compiled. Some of its stories can be found by following the 'History' link
The grounds, featuring an SSSI including a nine acre lake, and a noted Walled Garden, are open to the public from Easter to the end of September, except on Saturdays. There is a small charge for entry and for special events. An adjacent Craft Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday all year round.
Follow the links on the left for guidance on booking the Hall for functions, including conferences, parties and performances and for weddings. The Event Programme link connects to the programme of public events arranged at the Hall. Take a look at a two minute video tour
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