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“Amazing Garden Centre”
Review of Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park
Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Amazing Garden Centre”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Enjoyed our trip round the house, as NT members like to visit different houses when we're in the area, but most impressive at Charlecote Park was the HUGE garden centre selling am amazing array of plants of all types and sizes. Unfortunately we were on the first day of a 4 day trip so couldn't take advantage, but will definitely be back!

Visited July 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Home of the Lucys”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having visited Charlecote in the past, we decided a return visit was in order. Not much of the house is on view, but the kitchens were excellent and we were able to watch costumed volunteers making what I think were Welsh cakes. There is quite a lot of parkland, but the walks are not very interesting, although we were able to spot some deer. In the orangery the food on offer was all very tempting. I chose a stilton, apple and walnut flan, but unfortunately when it arrived it appeared to be cheese and tomato but because it was so busy I did not bother returning it. It was god but disappointing as it was not what I was expecting. Charlecote was not as I remembered it and if I was not a NT member and had to pay £10 I would have been disappointed.

Visited July 2013
Thank Christine K
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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“Nice Day Out with The Grandchildren”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Coughton Court was well worth a visit, lovely house nice gardens plenty of interest in the house and also outside in the gardens. It catered very well for all ages,especially children where in the house there were various things for them to look for which kept their interest alive. The Guides in the house were very well informed and extremely helpful. Outside along the River Avon you could see the Deer roaming freely,and if you did not wish to walk through the grounds you could take a Tractor Ride, which may appeal to younger children. Well worth a visit especially if you are National Trust members.

Visited July 2013
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“HPeaceful walk into the past”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting house , well run by NT. Always something ndifferent to see in the kitchens. Gardens on the banks of the river., wildflower meadow in summer. Walk throught he deer park , deer and sheep abound. Gatehouse shop sells charlecote venison. Tearooms good

Visited June 2013
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“Good but could've had more on show”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

First day of my road trip and from reading the Guides this seemed ideal. Massive site abs lots of space. Parking good but you need to cross a busy road to enter the site. Majestic Elizabethan exterior on first Viewing. Some stuff to see but only ground floor and part of first floor in view. Guide sheets were too vague and room booklets needed updating. Staff friendly. Needed more toilets. Garden centre was excellent. Amenities were generally good. Beautiful view of River Avon.

Visited July 2013
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