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“Wet weather retreat”

The Judge's Lodging Museum
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Midlands UK
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54 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Wet weather retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Hadn't planned to visit the Judge Lodgings but weather was really poor during our 2 night break in Mid Wales so looked to see where we could go indoors and so glad we chose this place.Staff were friendly and informative, and we found it really interesting.
It was also great to be encouraged to touch the exhibits -usually so many areas are cordoned off.
Probably spent a good 2 hours there -great value for money and recommended.

Visited April 2012
1 Thank TugboatMidlandsUK
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“Our wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We held out wedding here. It was fabulous. So romantic. Gabbie and her staff were excellent. Many thanks. Ann and Chris Blake

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Ann B
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“Trip back in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Brilliant venue friendly staff one of the best attractions in mid Wales

1 Thank Madinternetuser
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting slice of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

The Judges Lodging was well worth a visit., however the rest of the Town of Presteigne didn't have much to offer, the cafe on the high street we ate in was over-priced and staffed by people who shouldn't be working in the service industry ( the one on the right hand side coming from the Judge's lodging) ; there was a nice friendly Delicatessen though.

The Judge's Lodging was very interesting - and it took us a good couple of hours or so to complete the visit. You have an audio guide which was competently narrated by Robert Hardy in parts. The experience would be great for kids and school visits as they can act out a scene in the Court room.
After your visit I would move on from Presteigne onto somewhere like Knighton , which is a short drive away (appx 6 miles) where you have the Offa's Dyke Centre.

Visited August 2011
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“A unique experience which we will always remember.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

We had wanted to visit this attraction since it first opened over 10 years ago, but being a little off the map,found it difficult to arrange.
It consists of a number of rooms furnished from the period when it was used as the judges lodgings,together with the Court Room. Considerable thought has gone in to the way the whole experience is presented to visitors & you need to allow a minimum of 90 minutes to see everything. You are guided around by a personal headset, which gives you views of different members of staff employed there at the time. The cells used by the Court were included as well as a room set aside to the History of The Radnorshire Police Force which had 22 Officers, which became part of the larger Mid Wales Constabulary in 1948.
There is a very good Shop ,with plenty of interesting souvenirs of local origin. The staff were very helpful & it was a most worthwhile visit.

Visited July 2011
2 Thank Bristolianexile
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