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Live and breathe the story of England at royal castles, historic gardens, forts & defences, world-famous prehistoric sites and many others.
Dogs on leads are welcome outside - in the ruined areas, gardens and grounds only.
Take time to wander around the recently restored great gardens. Sir Christopher Hatton the Fourth added the great gardens (described as ‘the finest garden in England’) in the late 17th century. They have been recreated as they may have appeared at that time, with elaborate period style ‘cutwork’, statues, urns, seating, topiary and other features.
The Parterre Garden is a recreation of the type of garden that would have been here in 1690. There are a number of benches around the site. Most of the paths are of compacted gravel. In the parterre they are loose gravel.
Kirby Hall is known for its friendly peacocks that roam freely. Please do not feed them.
English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.
If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.
Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.