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Brackenhurst Heritage Open Day

Brackenhurst Main Hall viewed from Sunken Garden

As part of Heritage Open Days, England's biggest festival of history and culture, Nottingham Trent University will be offering guided tours of Brackenhurst Main Hall.

  • From: Sunday 15 September 2019, 11 am
  • To: Sunday 15 September 2019, 4 pm
  • Location: Brackenhurst Main Hall, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, NG25 0QF,
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A large Grade II listed country house built in 1828 and extensively remodelled in c1890 by Sir William Hicking, a prominent Nottingham manufacturer. The Hall was also the birthplace in 1861 of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby, British Commander in Palestine 1917-18.

The Hall is set in extensive formal gardens with a walled kitchen garden, Dew Pond, and an Orangery which now houses a coffee shop.

There will be conducted tours of parts of the Hall where a small photographic exhibition will be on display together with some historical agricultural implements. A member of staff will also be available in the gardens to provide further information about the landscaping.

NTU has recently acquired the original Bramley apple tree and the cottages associated with the garden. There will be an opportunity to view the tree on the day, please ask a member of staff for more details.


A staircase gives the only access to the first floor of the house. There are some stone steps in the garden areas where some of the paving is in places slightly uneven.

Additional information

Max 10 people per tour/session, suitable for children aged 8 and above. The Orangery will be open for the sale of beverages and light snacks.

For more information about the Heritage Festival please visit

Booking information

No booking required

If you have any queries, please email or call us on +44(0)115 848 5242

Location details


Brackenhurst Main Hall


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Brackenhurst Lane
Southwell, NG25 0QF


If you are planning to drive to Brackenhurst Campus and are using SATNAV, please type in the postcode NG25 0QF. There is ample free parking available on site.

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Still need help?

Julia Davies
0115 848 5242