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Woodchester Mansion

Address: Woodchester Mansion, Stonehouse, Stroud GL10 3TS, England
Phone Number: 01453 861541
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Stonehouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Cultural
Owner description: Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold Valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world. This unique Grade 1 Listed Building has been saved from dereliction but it will never be completed, enabling visitors to view the secret building techniques of medieval Gothic builders. Special events are held throughout the year, but do check our open days and times before visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I hope you don't find it... its too precious to share! The walks to and from the mansion and around the lakes below it must rank as in top three mid range Cotswold walks (4-8 miles). Autumn is my favourite time. The silence is untainted.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I visited here during an overnight ghost hunt per Haunted Happenings. It was a wonderful experience! It is very creepy and beautiful at the same time with so much history. We had a great time and it was so nice to see it in the night time but would also love to see it in the day.

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Skala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

this is a fascinating building as in never being finished .it has a character all of its own where you discover something new around every nook & cranny . set in the beautiful grounds of woodchester park it has this eyrie feeling that someone or as the light fades something is watching you , it is a must for old... More 

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Saltash, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

i went to woodchester for a ghost hunt in 2014 nov with haunted happenings it was really a great place for ghost hunt really nice place to visit would like to visit here again one day

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A fantastic place for walking with amazing scenery and wildlife. The mansion itself is just incredible, so much history and really interesting. You can easily spend a whole day there. Small charge for parking and for entrance to the mansion but the walks that you can do are all free. Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you want the family and dogs to let off steam on a windy day, go here. Take a picnic. sit by the lake and enjoy the view. Take boots and rain coats and enjoy the walks through the trees. Magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

A really fantastic place to visit. Simply unlike any other historic house you will ever visit. The setting is glorious, but the Mansion is just amazing. Could have spent good couple of hours in the Mansion, but youngest child lost interest. Link it with walk around Woodchester Park and that's great day out...even on damp October day

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A wonderful place steeped in history, knowledgeable and friendly guides. Really enjoyed this wonderful house and all it's architecture

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Magnolia, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

No need to repeat what so many others have written about the history. I want to complement the staff, and especially Hannah, for their help. My wife has difficulty walking and Hannah arranged for us to drive our car all the way to the mansion and park behind it. Otherwise, it's a long walk from the car park or getting... More 

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London Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Despite the original owner's devout Catholicism, Devine intervention did not pay the bills, so the builders downed tools and left site. Various new owners inherited the gaff but finances and a desire to see it completed never materialised. So, here it is, still standing as a remarkable tribute to the builders and crafts persons who must have had many years... More 

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