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Historic House, £4.95

Broad Street,


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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.

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

Opening Details

Open all the time

2020 Opening Times:

15th – 23rd February 10.30am – 4.30pm Tues - Sun
1st April – 30th June, 10.30am – 4.30pm Wed – Sat
1st July – 30th Sept, 10.30am – 5pm Tues – Sun
1st - 31st Oct 10.30am – 4.30pm Wed – Sat

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)
Closed March 2020 and 1st Nov 2020 - Spring 2021
Out of season and evening group bookings available.


2020 Admission:

Adult £8.95 | Child £4.95 | Concession £7.95, ,
Family (2+3) £23.00 free. Group rates available.

Please Gift Aid your admission. It helps us hugely

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
  • 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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