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“A look into recent history”

Kinver Edge Rock Houses
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Stourbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: With sweeping views, a wildlife haven in the heath and unique homes carved straight into the rock...Kinver Edge is full of surprises. The famous Holy Austin Rock Houses are cosily restored to help you soak up the atmosphere of these unusual homes. Get comfortable by the fire and our volunteers will tell you tales of the people that lived right inside the rock. Just outside is the heathland of Kinver Edge - a pocket of wilderness, buzzing with insects and heady with the scent of gorse and purple heather. A stroll along the sandstone ridge offers dramatic views across surrounding counties from the ramparts of an imposing Iron Age Hill Fort. Beyond the views miles of walking country awaits, winding through birch and oak woodland and exposed areas of red sandstone geology.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A great afternoon out for a reasonable price

National Trust site plenty of walking and easy climbs finished off with a historic visit and a tea room

Date of experience: April 2018
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"tea room"
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"well worth a visit"
in 41 reviews
"hill fort"
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"top level"
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"tea shop"
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"nt properties"
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"rock cakes"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"fascinating place to visit"
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"lovely walk"
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"wooded area"
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"steep walk"
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"iron age fort"
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"short climb"
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"the cottages"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Holy Austen Rock houses at Kinver, now maintained by the National Trust are a step back in geological time. Fascinating to see what how the inside of a sand dune looked like after the wind had created it when the Kinver area was once a desert. The cave houses carved out of rock are fascinating and the guides are friendly and knowledgeble. A unique history lesson not only to see how people lived but how Mother Nature has changed our landscape over time. We didn't eat in the Tea Room so I can't comment. There are toilet facilities, however.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sandra N
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Discovered on the way to somewhere else....
Friendly and helpful staff. They are so knowledgeable and interesting.
Fascinating place.
Allocate an hour minimum but you must have a drink and snack in the cafe. Not obligatory, just my recommendation.
OMG cakes and scones and they do soup and butties too.
Not all National Trust places are grand residences....
Going back in the better weather for the fab walks and picnic areas.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Interesting to visit the rock houses through National Trust annual membership. Doubt anyone would feel they had received value for money if they paid the extortionate entrance fees!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Enjoyed a really interesting visit to the Rock Houses last weekend made even more enjoyable by the friendly and knowledgeable guides and the lovely staff in the tea rooms.

We spent about an hour looking around and then another 2-3hrs walking on the nearby Kinver Edge with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Highly recommended for those interested in local/social history and beautiful country walks.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RichSutton
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