Places in Warwickshire
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Warwickshire is a county full of National Trust places for you to explore from large houses to small dovecotes, perfect for a full weekend away.
Baddesley Clinton is an unusually moated house, which has been a sanctuary since the 15th century, hiding persecuted Catholics in the priest holes. Explore this house and its gardens and browse for bargains in the second hand bookshop.
Ever since the 12th century, Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family, their stories can be discovered throughout the house by their portraits and collections gathered over the years. Don't forget to try your hand at a game of croquet on your visit.
Another family home can be found at Coughton Court, the Throckmortons have been living in this beautiful house for over 600 years. Explore a fascinating story through the 'family album' of portraits and treasures around the house.
Farnborough Hall is a honey-coloured stone house with a stunning library surround by landscaped gardens and country views. Limited opening times apply so please check website before visiting.
For something a little different, visit Kinwarton Dovecote, a rare 14th century circular dovecote with metre-thick walls, hundreds fo nesting holes and the original rotating ladder.
Graham Baron Ash lovingly restored Packwood House, which was originally built in the 16th century. A must visit property for those interested in 16th century furniture and textiles.
Upton House and Gardens
And last, but no means least in this popular county, is Upton House and Gardens, where you can experience a weekend house party of a 1930s millionaire. A house filled with important art and porcelain collections and exciting activities for all the family - including dressing up.