Himley House Hotel (Himley)
Himley House Hotel (Himley) at a glance
Set in a landscape sculpted by Capability Brown, the Grade II listed Himley House is a splendid Georgian hotel, the former lodge house for the 18th century Staffordshire mansion of Himley Hall, once home to the Lords of Dudley. With extensive landscaped grounds bordering a lake, and attractive interior features including a spiral staircase and four-poster bedrooms, The Himley House is the perfect hotel for a relaxing break or special occasion.
Himley is a small rural village with some local amenities, historic Dudley and Stourbridge are less than 5 miles away and bustling Wolverhampton is a 15 minute drive. The beautiful Severn Valley and its Heritage Railway, Dudley Zoo & Castle and the Black Country Living Museum are all within easy reach. Himley Park, just next door to the Hotel, is the perfect place to stroll in the 180 acres of public grounds, landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown in the 18th century. The Park includes the Great Pool, waterfalls and an ice house.
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|Check-in||From 14:00 hours|
|Check-Out||07:00 – 12:00 hours|
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|Children||Up to two Children under the age of 16 sharing a room with adults stay free of charge subject to the availability of a suitable room. Cots are available at most of our Hotels and at no extra charge. Please specify at the time of booking if a cot is required. Any request for additional extra beds needs to be confirmed by management as this will be subject to availability and a room supplement may apply. Room supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay. Please ring the hotel directly for further information.|
|Pets||Pets are not allowed.|
|Accepted Credit Cards||American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Switch. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.|
|Bar/Lounge||On-site bar & lounge|
|Restaurant||Pub restaurant on-site|
|Wheelchair Access||Wheelchair access to the hotel|
|Free Wi-Fi||Unlimited free Wi-Fi available|
|Television||Flat-screen digital TV|
|Free Parking||Ample on-site free parking|
|Tea & Coffee Making Facilities||In-room tea & coffee making facilities|
|Telephone Facilities||In-room telephone facilities|
Weddings at The Himley House Hotel
Imagine having a Capability Brown landscape as the backdrop to your wedding day photograph. With our extensive grounds and attractive interior, superb in-house catering, function rooms and lovely four-poster bedrooms, we can make sure you enjoy the day you’ve always dreamed of. Our function room can cater for up to 60 people so, whatever your special occasion, we can help.
The ideal hotel for business in the Black Country
Central Birmingham is only 15 miles away, and the West Midlands towns of Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Halesowen are all within easy reach, making The Himley House a very attractive hotel base for doing business in the Black Country. The M5 motorway can be accessed at Junction 2 in just 20 minutes, for those working further afield. Yet despite being within easy reach of the main West Midlands towns and cities, The Himley House Hotel in rural Himley feels a world away from all things work-related.
A perfect hotel base for exploring the West Midlands
If you’re planning a more leisurely break, The Himley House Hotel is ideally located for a wealth of historic West Midland attractions and scenic Severn Valley countryside. The ruins of Dudley Castle, overlooking the Zoo and town, and the fascinating Black Country Living Museum are only 15 minutes away, and there is no better introduction to the unspoilt Severn Valley than to take the steam train from Bridgnorth, a 13 mile journey from Himley. Retail therapy is just 15 minutes away at Merry Hill Shopping Centre. Whatever your plans, The Himley House Hotel is perfect for exploring the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.
Free Parking for guests
With a large car park within the hotel grounds, parking is never a problem at the Himley House Hotel, and our location on the A449 means you can soon be on your way.
How to get here
We are conveniently located just 10 miles off junction 10 of the M6 and 8 miles from junction 2 of the M5. The hotel is on the A449 Stourbridge Road just after the junction with the B4176.To find us by satnav, use the postcode DY3 4LD.
The history of The Himley Estate can be dated back to medieval times, when it was a moated manor house that served as a second home to the Lords of Dudley based at Dudley Castle. The estate that we know today began to take shape in the 18th century, when John Ward demolished the manor to build the grand Palladian mansion of Himley Hall, and employed Lancelot Capability Brown to landscape the surrounding lands and deer park. The lodge house that is now The Himley House Hotel dates from around this time.
The Ward family left Himley Hall in 1837 for an even grander home at Witley Court in Worcestershire, but the Hall continued to host grand occasions. Notably, the Duke and Duchess of Kent honeymooned at Himley Hall in 1934 and Edward VIII spent the weekend there before announcing his abdication.
The history of the area dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, and Dudley Castle is noted in the Domesday Book, but it was the Industrial Revolution that drove the growth of the West Midlands, and the development of canal, and later rail, transport links. This led to the area becoming known as the Black Country, ‘black by day, and red by night’ as Birmingham’s US Consul noted in 1862, referring to the soot, grime and night-time furnaces.
Nearby Dudley is at the heart of the Black Country, which stretches north and west of Birmingham to encompass Wolverhampton, Stourbridge and many towns in the area around Himley. Indeed, Himley Hall was built with money earned from the mineral resources of the area and Dud Dudley, raised at Himley Hall, conducted experiments to improve the quality of iron for weaponry prior to the English Civil War. Both Stourbridge and Dudley supplied cannons and shot for the Royalists during the Civil War, and Dudley served as a Colonel with King Charles.
The coal mining that fuelled the industrial development of the area declined throughout the 20th century, and today the Black Country is no longer dominated by heavy industry. The Black Country Living Museum chronicles the industrial archaeology of the area in nearby Dudley.
The Himley Estate stands as testament to the fortunes made (and and lost) during the Industrial Revolution, and yet remains an attractive rural oasis in the Black Country, and The Himley House Hotel continues to extend a warm welcome to visitors exploring the Black Country, past and present.
Himley is a small rural village in South Staffordshire, home to Himley Hall and Park. The village has an 18th century Grade II listed church, St Michael’s, located on the main A449 road between Wolverhampton and Stourbridge. Himley Hall Golf Club is located within the grounds of Himley Hall. The hotel makes an ideal base to explore the many major visitor attractions and historic sites within easy reach of Himley.
Merry Hill Shopping Centre (5 miles)
With over 200 stores and more than 50 places to eat, Westfield’s Merry Hill Shopping Centre is a key shopping destination in the West Midlands. Located in Dudley, the Centre is just 15 minutes from Himley House Hotel.
Dudley Castle (5 miles)
Constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries on the site of an earlier Norman castle, the ruins of Dudley Castle overlook the town from a hill, and the castle grounds contain the zoological gardens. Besieged during the English Civil War, today the castle is a tourist attraction hosting re-enactments, ghost walks and birds of prey displays.
Dudley Zoo (5 miles)
Located within the grounds of Dudley Castle, the Zoological Gardens offer a great family day out, with hundreds of animals including tigers, tapirs and tarantulas set out on a 40 acre site with a vintage chairlift. The Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Black Country Living Museum (5 miles)
Set in 26 acres and recreating an entire canalside Black Country village, this award-winning museum has trolley buses and trams, mine shafts and lime kilns, shops and workshops. It offers an unrivalled insight into the lives of Black Country folk in the early 20th century and the industrial landscape they lived in.
Severn Valley (12 miles)
From the steep-sided Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site to the flood plains south of Gloucester, the Severn Valley has unspoilt rural countryside and pretty Shropshire and Worcestershire villages. With miles of riverside footpaths, including the 200 mile Severn Way and the Severn Valley Country Park at Alveley, the area is a haven for ramblers, cyclists and picnickers.
Severn Valley Railway (13 miles)
There is no better way to enjoy the sights of the Seven Valley than by taking a magical trip on a Severn Valley Railway (SVR) steam locomotive. Running from Bridgnorth in Shropshire to Kidderminster in Worcestershire, the SVR offers a spectacular steam-powered day out for all the family. The Engine House visitor centre at Highley Station features a collection of locomotives, and for special occasions, you can dine in one of the restaurant cars and relive the golden age of steam.
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