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Charlecote Park

B4086, off A429 | Nr Wellesbourne, Warwick, England
+44 1789 470277
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Owner description: Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects... more » Owner description: Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. See how Mary Elizabeth Lucy remodeled the house in Victorian times. The gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by 'Capability' Brown), which offer walks with picturesque views across the River Avon. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times. « less
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TEWKESBURY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An interesting building with pleasant indoor experience, good walks through gardens and around lake... gardens could have been better immediately surrounding the house. Worth a visit if you're a member.... but would have "bulked" at the cost otherwise. I've seen better!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Well organised National Trust property. nice car park across the road from the property. There's a short walk down the driveway to the house, though there is a little 'train' that can take you for a ride if you find it difficult to walk. We go here every year for the egg hunt,(£2per child) the route changes a little but... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We chose our day carefully to maximise opportunities for the best weather. It was excellent. As National Trust members we got entry to house and gardens for free - we were really impressed. The day of our visit had a guide explaining Tudor clothing which was very interesting. The house is very impressive especially if you enjoy all things 'Tudor'... More

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Another visit to this wonderful place, this time brought grown up daughter along. She loved it the house interested her as much it did us the first couple of times we have been. the gardens just go on and on, actually got close to the deer on the grounds this time. just a very good day well worth the visit... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wednesday is the only day you cannot access the house & it was a great disappointment not to be able to do this, as it looked a beautiful building.However the day was not wasted as the compact gardens were well kept, the woodland walk was good and the riverside location was beautiful.The property catered well for families with a games... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Interesting buildings with staff who are engaging and knowledgable. I loved the fact that there were lawn games to play, which was great to see kids enjoying. They have a great dining area for light lunches and snacks. As someone said the gardens are not extensive, but well kept. There is a great parkland walk with fallow deer and heritage... More

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Aboyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We turned up this morning having not realised that the house itself is shut on a Wednesday although the rest of the grounds are open. We didn't think it would make much of a difference, and as members we had free entry anyway, but I was disappointed by how little there was to see in the gardens and grounds, which... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this property - games on the lawn and very interesting interior. Usual excellent cakes in the tea room :-)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice house but let down by the amount of rooms that were available to view in the main building. If not a national trust member, I don't think it is value for money.

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CharlecotePark, Front Office Manager at Charlecote Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Charlecote. The Fairfax-Lucy family still live on site in one wing of the house, as we don't want to disappoint visitors who expect to see more, we are looking at how to convey this. We also have the Gatehouse, Laundry, Brewhouse, Carriage collection and Victorian kitchen open to the public which hopefully adds to... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hot afternoons mean lots of people at a National Trust property! The house wasn't too busy and the gardens were beautiful. The three Gloucester old spots were very entertaining and probably better behaved than some of the people using the tea shop! The very young but exceptionally efficient and patient staff who ran the tea room were brilliant dealing with... More

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