The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his ‘dandy’ followers, as they showed off their leg muscles.
If you are planning a visit with a group (10+) we have special admission rates. Just call or email us to make your booking. Although you do not need to book for admission, we do recommend it so we can ensure that there is only one group in the building at any time. If not, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide you with audio tours and guidebooks. Group audio tours are available on any day and in the evening. There is a minimum booking of 15 people for visits outside of our normal opening times – we are happy to accommodate less of you, but there will be a charge for this number.
We would be happy to supply light refreshments:
Tea / Coffee £2.95
Tea/Coffee & home-made cakes £4.95
We do not have a cafe on site and these refreshments are provided just for you, so we do have to know that you would like this in advance.
All our refreshments come from local supliers – the coffee is roasted especially for us locally, the tea comes from a speciality Mid Wales company the cakes are made just 100 yards away from the building!
The Victorians at Christmas
A special festive guided tour of the building by flickering light and roaring fire. Learn about traditional decorations, Victorian present-giving, pantomime, festive food and much more. Conclude your tour with a warming winter punch and mince pies around the huge Victorian Christmas tree.
Available in November & December. £15 per person, including refreshments.
for a great day out
There are plenty of historic buildings, natural sites, gardens and other attractions in our area. We rin a visitor information service at The Jdge’s Lodging and will be happy to help you plan a great day out for your group. just get in touc. If you don’t want to leave the environment of lovely Presteigne, here are a few things to do in our immediate area:
Love history? Fancy a personal tour of a private castle site? We can arrange for your group to visit the fascinating ruins of of Stapleton Castle.
Stapleton Castle occupies a commanding position on the hill overlooking Presteigne. It has no public access, due to the perilous state of the ruins. However the owners, Trefor & Margaret Griffiths, are offering guided walks to private parties around the site. Prices are £5 per person, with a minimum charge of £25 and for each visit, a donation is made to helpThe Judge’s Lodging.
Tours last a minimum of one hour and include the site of the 12th century castle, the ruins of the 17th century house and the the mill site. Please note, there is rough walking and no seating in this tour, so be prepared to wear sensible shoes, to walk hilly ground and stand.
Bookings are by prior arrangement only, so please call the owners on 01544 267327. Prices are £5 per person, with a minimum charge of £25.
The Sidney Nolan Trust
Former home of the late artist Sir Sidney Nolan, this complex of stunning buildings and grounds has a lively programme of exhibitions, events and workshops, as well as walks snd fishing for those who just want to relax in the beautiful nature of our Presteigne surroundings. You can find out more about them here