Walton Hall Hotel & Spa
Location: Walton, Warwickshire
The Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa is a beautiful 16th century Grade II listed Hall with adjacent Hotel building and separate spa.
The hotel is set in 65 acres of stunning grounds complete with a lake, and is perfect for a relaxing weekend with entertainment. Why not take advantage of the complimentary leisure facilities to enjoy the 15 metre heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium.
Stay in a comfortable standard room in the Hotel or upgrade to a room in the Hall, with individual features and decor.
Set in idyllic peaceful countryside, yet only 10 miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon and Warwick, Walton Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to spend a weekend.
* Please note that the murder mystery and all the inclusive meals will take place in the Hall but standard bedrooms are in the main Hotel which is located a couple of minutes' walk away.
For more information about the hotel please visit their web site
† These prices are based on two people sharing a standard double or twin bedroom
The Manor of Walton was owned by the Lestrange family from the 15th century. In 1541 Barbara Lestrange, heiress of Walton married Robert Mordaunt. Their son Lestrange Mordaunt was created 1st Baronet Mordaunt in 1611.
In 1858 Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Baronet retained architect Sir George Gilbert Scott to design a new mansion house in the Gothic Revival style. The current Walton Hall has existed since the mid-18th century, but it sits on the site of several older manor houses and its cellars date back to Elizabeth I's time. It was Sir Charles Mordaunt who built the Georgian Manor house that guests stay in today, and the matching chapel.
The house was completed in 1862 and became infamous through a divorce scandal involving Sir Charles and his wife Harriet (as well as the young Prince of Wales) several years later.
In the 20th century, Walton Hall had several uses, as an army training camp, girls boarding school, family home and hotel. In the 1970s, entertainer Danny LaRue took it over, starred in his own cabaret there and let Liberace loose in the piano bar.