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Historic House


Gill Weston

01332 862502


Church Square,
DE73 8EN


Melbourne Hall is an elegant mansion with a poolside setting, surrounded by beautiful grounds. The original house was built in the 12th century as the residence of the Bishops of Carlisle. Over the following years the leasees of the house passed through many hands.

On-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Opening details

Melbourne Hall is open every afternoon during August except for the first 3 Mondays.
Tues/Wed/Thurs by guided tour only. Hall opens at 2.00.Tours leave front entrance every half hour from 2.15-4.15
Fri/Sat/Sun/B/h Mon not guided. Hall opens at 2.00 – last entry 4.15
Whenever the Hall is open during August the Garden is open 1.30-5.30

Upstairs rooms available for viewing by prior appointment only.


Hall & Gardens (August):
Adults £7.00 - OAPs £6.00 - Children (5-15 yrs) £5.00
Hall (August): Adults £5.00 - OAPs £4.00 Children (5-15 yrs) £3.50
Gardens: Adults £5.00 - OAPs £4.00 - Children (5-15 yrs) £4.00
The Gardens are open April through to September 1.30pm - 5.30pm Wednesday, over 5yrs
£4.00 - Wheelchair plus helper
£11.00 - Family ticket (2 adults 2 children)

Hall and Gardens (August Only):
£6.50 - Adult
£5.50 - OAP
£4.50 - Child over 5yrs
£6.50 - Wheelchair plus helper
£17.50 - Family ticket (2adults 2 children)


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups



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Map reference: SK 389250  Lat: 52.82114 Long: -1.42418

The village of Melbourne is just over the Leicestershire border off the A5132.

Parking: free