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The Judge's Lodging

The Judge's Lodging

  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Historic House, £3.95



Broad Street,


Wander through the stunningly restored judge's apartments, study the books, sit in the judge's chair, even pump water in the kitchen, for this is an historic house with a difference - you can touch!

Below stairs there is the full range of servants rooms to explore, with kitchens, sleeping quarters and workrooms; a whole gaslit world to discover. Damp cells remind you of the building's true purpose, along with the vast courtroom where your imagination is captured by the echoing trial of William Morgan, local duck thief.

Find out about the rural Radnorshire Constabulary, the tragic tale of Mary Morgan, reputedly the last woman to be hanged in Wales, the terrible state of and great escapes from Presteigne gaol, contrasting with the luxurious lives of the judges - what better place to discover for yourselves the true theatre of the law.

New local history galleries with changing exhibitions - see website for full details of what's on.

Britain's Best Hidden Gem in the Hudson's Heirtage Awards 2014

Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Opening times:
1st March - 31st October - 10am - 5pm Tues - Sun
1st November - 31st November - 10am - 4pm Wed - Sun
1st December - 22nd December - 10am - 4pm Sat - Sun

Closed 23rd December - 28th February

Open by prior arrangement for groups at any time, including evenings.

Note - you should leave at least one and a half hours for your visit.


Family, group and concession rates available



Plan route to The Judge's Lodging using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 314644  Lat: 52.27345 Long: -3.00679

Presteigne town centre. Half way down Broad Street, from High Street end. Large yellow building on right. Has TIC signage outside as well as official Judge's Lodging plaque fixed on wall.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Knighton station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired
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