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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 gas lit 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.

At last, an historic house where you don't have to worry about bringing the kids! The Judge's Lodging welcome families and the 'hands-on' policy means that your children can feel for themselves what life was like in a Victorian house.

As well as being able to touch, they also have:

Activity boxes for kids (and kids at heart) to explore, with dressing up clothes, toys and activities.
Their own guidebook, Interesting Stuff, Gross Facts and a Bit About the Building, to help them investigate the rooms.
The audiotour, which features 'Victorian' characters from the building's past talking about their lives - our machines are very robust, easy to use and we are happy for everyone, however small, to use them.

The gift shop sells a wide selection of books, gifts and toys to suit all ages and pockets, mostly on the themes of Victorians, local interest, Wales and nature. You'll also find a range of cards from former Artists in Residence, who have created stunning images of the period rooms and a great range of colourful marbles and all sorts of traditional toys too – always keen to encourage the old-fashioned ways here!

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

Coach parties acceptedEducation/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 welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedVisual Accessibility Facilities

Opening details

1st July - 31st October 2021:

Monday: Closed (except BHM)
Tuesday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Thursdsay: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Friday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Monday 30th August (Bank Holiday): 10.30am - 5.00pm

1-31st October: 4.30pm closing (4pm last entry) - it's too dark otherwise!

Also open Bank Holidays, extended hours in school holidays and special days. Check website and social media for full details.

(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
Out of season and evening group bookings available.


2021 Admission:

Adults: £8.95 | Children: £4.95
Concessions (OAP, Student, Benefits, NHS): £7.95
Family (2+3): £23.00
Registered disabled: £Free

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Recommend time to allow for your visit - you allow at least one and a half hours


Broad Street,

Location and nearby places


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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
  • 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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities
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