The entrance to Kelmarsh Hall is in the heart of the village, at the cross-road junction, through the gateposts.
The outdoor event site is located behind the lake and requires visitors to arrive from a separate entrance. For any events being held at the hall itself, please use the regular entrance. For events behind held wholly or partially outdoors, or if you are unsure of where to go, please call ahead to find out your entrance point.
The main car park is to the right, and the overflow car park is in the field to the left along the main drive to the hall. Please only drive up to towards the hall to park if you require a disables parking space.
We reserve the space in front of the Visitor Centre for blue badge parking. Follow the main drive from the entrance to a the circular, gravel drive. Please park to the left, in front of the Visitor Centre.
The route around the gardens takes, on average, one hour to complete. If you wish to also visit the wilderness, lake and the oak walk it takes about 45 minutes longer. Visiting the hall, including the servants’ quarters and laundry takes, on average, one and a half hours to complete.
The servant’s quarters and laundry are located within Kelmarsh Hall, and are part of a visit to the hall. For admission prices, please see our Opening Times and Prices.
The Kelmarsh Hall app enhances the interactive feature at the hall with fact files, games and past residents of the hall telling their stories. To install, search ‘Kelmarsh Hall’ in the App store.
Picnics are permitted within the gardens for those paying admission to the site, and there are plenty of benches and grassed areas to sit and eat. Seating outside the Visitor Centre is reserved for Tearoom customers.
Visitors are welcome to take photographs throughout the gardens, but we have a few restrictions in place for photography in the hall. Flash photograph is not permitted, and we request that visitors do not use any stabilising equipment (i.e. tripods, selfie sticks) in the hall. There is no photography permitted in the Chinese Room or in the Hunting Passage.
We love to see the photographs our visitors take, so please share and tag us on our social media pages.
If you wish to take photographs of the hall or gardens for a commercial or promotional purpose please call 01604 686543 or email email@example.com for permission. For drone images and footage, please call or email for permission and to provide the necessary insurance documents.
We work hard to ensure that all visitor to Kelmarsh can access as much of the site, with as few restrictions as possible. We reserve space for blue badge parking in front of the visitor centre, and access to the visitor centre is ramped.
We offer a useful orientation maps which shows where the location of the assisted access points to the hall and gardens, as well as the disabled toilets and baby changing. It also shows the accessibility of the garden pathways, showing any steps or steep gradients. Many paths in the garden are loose gravel so we recommend that wheelchair users being a companion to assist them.
Ramps and platform lifts are in place to provide almost complete access to the site. We have two platform lifts, one for the main hall and one to provide access to the laundry block and the Learning & Activity Centre. Please ask a member of staff for assistance using the lifts.
Unfortunately, the first floor rooms can only be accessed via a staircase. The laundry tunnel has two steps which may restrict access, but each end can be easily accessed by using the platform lifts.
We welcome visitors to bring their dogs to the gardens, but request they are kept on a lead during the visit. Owners must clean up after their dogs and unfortunately we cannot provide dog waste bins. If you use the Tearoom during your visit, we request that you use the outdoor seating. Dogs are not permitted in the hall, servants’ quarters or laundry, with the exception of assistance dogs.