National Trust Charlecote Park

National Trust Charlecote Park

National Trust Charlecote Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nestled on the banks of the river Avon, there are over 180 acres of landscape deer park to explore, with a Tudor house with Victorian interiors at it's heart. Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. The five ground floor rooms of the house are open every day from 10.30am - 2.30pm by timed ticket which are available from the Visitor Welcome Centre on a first come first served bases. Explore the family's stories which 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 remodelled the house in Victorian times. The gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by 'Capability' Brown), offers walks with picturesque views across the River Avon. A herd of free-roaming fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times, and a historic flock of Jacob sheep help with conservation grazing.
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2-3 hours
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sfmann106
Colchester, UK883 contributions
Jul 2022
Lovely setting for a lovely National Trust property. 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. When we visited (July, 2022) all the ground floor paintings, etc, were covered up, as the central heating in the house was being upgraded, so we were restricted as to what we could visit or see. Fascinating, however, were the exhibits of how the work was being carried out and the challenges this presents in such an historic and sensitive building. Nice to wander through the deer park and see groups of fallow deer just resting in the shade of the lime tree avenues or grazing under taller trees. Also the obligatory shop and tea rooms!
Written July 23, 2022
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Dave M
98 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Really enjoyed our visit which was a freebie due to a daily mail voucher so it was great to visit as a family somewhere new. The house was not open but there were still a lot of exhibits to see and the grounds were nice too. The staff were all lovely and really helpful. The orangery cafe was so reasonable and the food was good quality. The one thing I noted was the way the cafe was busy but there was no queue yet you didn’t feel rushed at the counter the staff were just so efficient and friendly even offering me the chowder as an option an hour before it is usually served. There was a free water dispenser also which was appreciated. The only reason I have scored 4 not 5 was the lack of a kiddies play park the kids always look forward to playing in the park for a few hours and the adults are happy to pay for an extra take out coffee whilst they hang around. All in all a nice day out and would recommend.
Written August 21, 2022
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Onleaveagain
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK8,201 contributions
Mar 2021
The main house is a stunning building situated in lovely parkland. Due to Covid, the house was closed when we visited in March so we could only wander around the grounds/park. Walks were set out on a one-way system although when we visited it wasn’t too busy so no major issues. The cafe opened in mid-March so limit refreshments were available. In the adjacent church graveyard, the ground was covered with an impressive display of daffodils. This was our first visit for some time but we will certainly be back as walks alone were well worth the visit.
Written July 4, 2021
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robertspet8
Hampshire293 contributions
Jun 2022
What should be a great tourist attraction is let down by the miserable catering facilities. The Orangery Cafe is a poor imitation of Greggs. Greggs offer a better service, amuch wider range of food at lower prices and are found on nearly every High Street where you can go to a competitor if you don’t like what Greggs are offering. The NT cafes nearly always have a monopoly where they are located. In fact the only plus for the NT cafes is that they are mostly found in stunning locations.
This is a nice (a damning word) park for a stroll while observing the fallow deer.
The flower beds are scruffy.
There is virtually nothing for children and the pop up play area and spinner are a disgrace.
Written June 28, 2022
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Wheresmebus
Nantwich, UK289 contributions
Oct 2022
We enjoyed exploring the parkland, the house was only partly accessible at the time our visit and to be honest there wasn’t very much to see there at all. Being NT members we didn’t actually have to pay to get in - but we thought the public admission charge a bit high considering the lack of anything to see or interpret inside. The usual tearoom and secondhand book shop were ok enough. A lot of the paths and yard are surfaced in gravel which, we noticed, made wheelchair use difficult. The car park is on the opposite side of the road from the quite long driveway to the house. We arrived by bus from Stratford – currently the Stagecoach no.15 service stops just around the corner by the Pheasant pub and runs roughly hourly.
Written October 15, 2022
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Helen M
Birmingham, UK87 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Had a lovely day watching the deer under the trees - it’s amazing how close you can get. Be prepared for a walk to get the most out of the park. Not a huge choice of food, but the vegan cauliflower curry pasty was surprisingly delicious and the best value thing on the menu! Would return just for that!
Written September 19, 2021
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Russ M
7 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
A pleasant enough day out at a National Trust park. It was fairly busy, as it was mother's day. There was still plenty of parking available.

The main site itself is over the road from the parking. You will be given a timed ticket to view the house itself, at least on busy days

The grounds were nice to walk in, with swans and other wildlife. All the usual things you would expect here... toilets, cafés etc.
Written March 26, 2023
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JamesAN28
Cambridge, UK38 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We went for a short walk around the house and park gardens. The park is relatively small, but the walking routes have been set out well to maximise the space they have. There are wild deer and sheep which roam throughout the park, which is really nice to see. The house is stunning, but visit early if you want to go inside as it is open between 10am and 1pm. Would recommend a visit to any National Trust members (and the scone, jam and cream from the cafe!).
Written October 9, 2021
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Philip W
46 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A NT property where the grounds are more significant than the house. The buildings are attractive and well presented, (ranging from Tudor to Victorian) but much less is available to explore than I would usually expect of a NT property. I've never been round a stately home so quickly! But it is the Park itself that dominates the experience so choose a good day when the ground is dry to enjoy it at its best.
Written April 1, 2023
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Meg C
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Had a very pleasant afternoon strolling( in my case rolling) around the house and grounds. I am an ambulatory wheel chair user. They are currently working on the house, replacing the heating system with a more effective and environmentally friendly one. They have boards about this dotted around the ground floor (the 1st floor is closed at present while they work on it). The house is only open to view at present between 10 and 13.30pm. Last entry is at 12.45pm. It was really interesting. My husband and myself both work for museums and it's always interesting to us to see how other places work around this sort of thing. After that we went and had a lovely lunch in the orangery, I had a delicious spiced cauliflower pasty, a marmalade cake and tea, my partner had a cheese pasty, chocolate brownie and tea.
Then we took a slow meander around the beautiful park, we saw their famous Jacob sheep and their deer. It was beautiful.
Written May 7, 2022
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