A 17th century country house, Dudmaston Hall, located near the village of Quatt, a few miles south of the market town of Bridgnorth in the Severn Valley, provides a classical setting in the beautiful Shropshire countryside for an outstanding art collection, described by the National Trust as ‘one of Britain’s most important public collections of modern art’.
It includes sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, plus an extensive collection of mid 20th century Spanish paintings and pottery, collected by former resident Sir George Labouchere during his diplomatic service, and botanical drawings and water colour paintings by his wife, Rachel.
Outside, the established gardens are a stunning backdrop to art sculptures, while The Big Pool is the perfect setting for a short walk which takes in wonderful views of the house.
The wider estate offers miles of walking routes and can be enjoyed year-round from the new car parks. There is a relatively new kitchen garden to admire, and a play area to keep the children amused. Add to all this garden games, guided tours around the gardens, a variety of events going on throughout the open season and in-depth booked tours in the house on Mondays, and you can really make the most of your day.