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Woodchester Mansion

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Address: Woodchester Mansion Woodchester Park, Stonehouse, Stroud GL10 3TS, England
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+44 1453 861541
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Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece...

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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Lovely day out

Woodchester would make an amazing day out, the house alone taking a good couple of hours to look around including a tour and a cup of tea combined with exploring the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Armnett
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Woodchester would make an amazing day out, the house alone taking a good couple of hours to look around including a tour and a cup of tea combined with exploring the surrounding countryside (unfortunately we just had time to see the house). Entry was £7 each for us as national trust members, but it is definitely worth this. As we... More 

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Thank Armnett
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would you live here? Spooky. Didn't want to go in: go see it! The grounds are vast, bluebells, wild garlic flowers, lakes, walk your legs off. :)

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Thank DameDa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a couple of days of the walking package through Great Little Breaks. Felt extremely well looked after by all the staff and enjoyed nice touches of packed lunch and hot drink on return from a long walk. The walking maps were fine, but could have been better suited for more experienced walkers. Room was comfortable with a great... More 

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Thank Anood A
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest at all in buildings, history, or walking (with or with dogs and children), this is the place to go. This was my first visit, I was not at all familiar with the story of the property, now I am keen to read more about it. I took so many photos that my camera battery went... More 

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Thank Mo F
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really lovely (31/2 hour) walk, the longest route. We were really looking forward to tea and cake at the end - not realising that the cafe and mansion was shut. So check before you visit.

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Thank Rbecksr
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely visit. A bus near to the car park makes frequent journeys to and from the house down a bumpy track. Very welcome and would be very hard to walk it for elderly or frail people. Good grounds for children to explore and tea tables were outside on the day I visited. I found the house was quite cool... More 

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Thank Maple56
Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Great place to stop off for a lovely dog walk. You can travel right along the valley and no need for leads. Very relaxing, good for the soul

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Thank TR1807
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Myself and my husband stayed at Painswick for a week in March and visited Woodchester Mansion on two separate occasions purely for some walking (the mansion itself not yet open to the public for the season). There is parking right at the start of the marked walking trails - £3 for the day. The first time we visited we followed... More 

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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Stunning location. Dog friendly. Great history. Really enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to going again

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

So we went to one of the saddest places I have seen. Woodchester Mansion is a Gothic shell that was never completed after 25 painstaking years. Because William Leigh was such a perfectionist what should of been an amazing monument to Gothic architecture, will never be. As it is an unfinished building, take heed of the warning signs. It is... More 

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