Snowshill Manor and Garden

Rebecca Butler

Snowshill Manor and Garden

Another National Trust Gem

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In recent weeks, we visited Snowshill Manor and Garden NT.  

Arrival was great, as it has been at all of the National Trust properties that we’ve visited recently. It’s super easy, you just have to give your last name and then you’re ticked off the list.

It seemed a lot quieter compared to others we’ve visited in recent weeks. Social distancing was easy and everyone stuck to the rules.

At Snowshill Manor there was no one way route in place like many other National Trust at the moment so you were able to wander freely.

The walk to the house and gardens is pretty steep. Our three were fine as they do a lot of walking but for any little legs who aren’t as confident then they would probably need a pushchair. The route to the house and gardens is pushchair/wheelchair friendly but as mentioned is steep and is quite gravelly.

Once you reach the house and gardens area then it isn’t as accessible with wheels. There are gardens that you would not be able to access as there are lots of little steps.

I would say that Snowshill Manor is suited only to determined pushchair drivers as there are lots of steps and gravelled paths, not to mention the steep slopes.

Unfortunately the cafe wasn’t open (I believe it is now), much to the disappointment of our three. Picnics are welcomed in the orchard area.

The toilets were open and very clean. Antibacterial gels and wipes were available to use as you entered and exited.

We had a lovely time and the children loved the model village and what they thought was Mr McGregor’s allotment but I’m not sure it’s one we’ll visit regularly as we only spent just over an hour there and it was a 30 minute journey from Stratford upon Avon.

Snowshill Manor is a National Trust property so you need to pre book tickets. Tickets are released every Friday morning - we give a reminder every Thursday night. It’s free for members and £5 (I think) for non members. Under 5’s are free.

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Snowshill

near Broadway

Gloucestershire

WR12 7JU

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Snowshill Manor and Garden