Fodor's Expert Review Packwood House
Garden enthusiasts are drawn to Packwood’s re-created 17th-century gardens, highlighted by an ambitious topiary Tudor garden in which yew trees represent Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. With tall chimneys, the house combines redbrick and half-timbering. Exquisite collections of 16th-century furniture and tapestries in the interior's 20th-century version of Tudor architecture make this one of the area’s finest historic houses open to the public. It’s 5 miles north of Henley-in-Arden and 12 miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon.