Noble rather than stately, Ragley was designed in Palladian style by Robert Hooke. James Gibbs added some of the finest plasterwork ceilings he ever produced in around 1750 and, thirty years later, Wyatt built the giant portico. The south staircase was decorated by Graham Rust between 1969 and 1983 with its ceiling of The Temptation and murals portraying classical gods and present members of the Seymour family, in a post-Realist Baroque style.
Address:A 46, B49 5NJ Alcester
Price:10.50 £ (-16 years old 6.50 £)
house and garden Mar-Oct: Wed-Sun and Mon Bank Hols 10am-5pm (last admission 3.30pm) - guided tour Wed-Sun 10.30am-4.30pm (last tour at 3.30pm); rest of year: see Website