In a Nutshell
The ruined remains of a grand 19th century mansion, set in beautiful grounds with spectacular fountains.
Parking and Pooping
Witley Court is set in the Worcestershire countryside, roughly between Worcester and Kidderminster. Operated by English Heritage, it has its own car park with ample grass areas and toilets available in the ticket office and shop.
The building is was mostly destroyed by fire, so unusually you have the shell of the mansion still standing and generally accessible. The mansion is set in 40 acres of grounds with a number of walks through the various formal, woodland and wilderness garden areas, not forgetting of course the spectacular fountains. The whole site therefore is dog friendly and easy to walk pup around, but always on the lead.
Keeping the Humans Amused
As you wander around the ruin you will find a number of information boards with brief details of the rooms. English Heritage offer free audio tours with the admission price which is a great way to learn more about the people and history of the Court. Time your walk to catch the fountains in full play.
The visitors centre only offers light snacks and hot/cold drinks, but there is a large picnic area in the grounds if you want to bring your own food.
Nearby, the New Inn at Shrawley and the Manor Arms at Abberley both welcome dogs, if you fancy some pub grub.