National Trust – Holy Austin Rock Houses

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Holy Austin Rock Houses, Compton Road, Kinver, Staffordshire, DY7 6DL

About Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

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.

Opening Hours

Opening times for 15 April 2024

Asset Opening time
Countryside Dawn – Dusk
Garden and tea room 10:30 – 16:00
Rock Houses 10:30 – 16:00

Please note, last admission into the property is at 3.30pm.

Layby carparks open 24 hours a day for access to the countryside, located on Compton Road, Sandy Lane and Comber Road.

Gated car parks located on Kingsford Lane DY7 5NP & DY11 5SB and Blakeshall Lane DY11 5XT.

Car park opening times 8am – 7pm March 31st – 26th October, 9am – 4pm 1st November – 30th March.

No overnight parking permitted.

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