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A Victorian home set in landscaped deer park

Overlooking the river Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford, Charlecote Park has been part of this corner of rural Warwickshire for centuries. Still the Lucy family home after 900 years, you can explore the vision of the Victorian owners George Hammond Lucy and his wife, the formidable Mary Elizabeth, who extended their home and filled it with treasures from their European travels.

Linger in the rooms open to our visitors in the central portion of the house to discover more about the collection brought together by generations of the family whose tastes, lifestyle and varied fortunes are all reflected here

Today, the kitchen is brought to life in cooking and costume. Across the courtyard you can explore the laundry and brewhouse which once hummed with the activity of a busy working estate. Discover the stables which house  the family’s carriage collection, each with its own story to tell.

Stroll through the gardens that Mary Elizabeth loved so dearly, from the formal parterre to the shady woodland garden with rare plants and borders full of colourful herbaceous planting.

Picnic, play and wander through the wider parkland, inspired by ‘Capability’ Brown, with views across the river Avon. Our historic herds of Jacob sheep and fallow deer roam freely here and you can see them at close quarters all year round.

Please note: the house is closed on Wednesdays

The joys of spring

Wellies and woollies - wrap up warm and come for a walk today © Jana Eastwood

Wellies and woollies - wrap up warm and come for a walk today

  • Pull on your wellies and enjoy a stroll through the parkland. Bring your binoculars to spot our wildlife.
  • Browse our Events programme and see the park and garden re-awaken for spring.
  • Spring bulbs are brightening the garden borders and the woodland is full of delightful hellebores.
  • The house is open every day except Wednesdays. Discover the Victorian lives of the Lucy family and their servants.
  • Become an Egg-splorer with our Cadbury Easter trails from 3 to 6 April.

The joys of spring

Bring a picnic, enjoy our Cadbury Easter trails, spend time together © Jana Eastwood

Bring a picnic, enjoy our Cadbury Easter trails, spend time together

  • Pull on your wellies and enjoy a stroll through the parkland. Bring your binoculars to spot our wildlife.
  • Browse our Events programme and see the park and garden re-awaken for spring.
  • Spring bulbs are brightening the garden borders and the woodland is full of delightful hellebores.
  • The house is open every day except Wednesdays. Discover the Victorian lives of the Lucy family and their servants.
  • Become an Egg-splorer with our Cadbury Easter trails from 3 to 6 April.

The joys of spring

Come and admire the hellebores in the woodland garden © Mary Gleaves

Come and admire the hellebores in the woodland garden

  • Pull on your wellies and enjoy a stroll through the parkland. Bring your binoculars to spot our wildlife.
  • Browse our Events programme and see the park and garden re-awaken for spring.
  • Spring bulbs are brightening the garden borders and the woodland is full of delightful hellebores.
  • The house is open every day except Wednesdays. Discover the Victorian lives of the Lucy family and their servants.
  • Become an Egg-splorer with our Cadbury Easter trails from 3 to 6 April.

Make Mother's Day

Take a stroll through the parkland and enjoy new life on the river © Jana Eastwood

Spend time together on Mothering Sunday among the spring flowers in our gardens.

Take a gentle stroll through the peaceful parkland - have a chat, have a giggle, and just get away from the chores for a while.

Treat your Mum to tea and cake or a lovely light lunch in the Orangery and find delightful gifts in our Servants' Hall shop.

Make Mother's Day

One of the first spring lambs finds his feet © Simon Goodson

Spend time together on Mothering Sunday among the spring flowers in our gardens.

Take a gentle stroll through the peaceful parkland - have a chat, have a giggle, and just get away from the chores for a while.

Treat your Mum to tea and cake or a lovely light lunch in the Orangery and find delightful gifts in our Servants' Hall shop.

Make Mother's Day

Discover more about our deer with one of our behind-the-scenes events © Jana Eastwood

Spend time together on Mothering Sunday among the spring flowers in our gardens.

Take a gentle stroll through the peaceful parkland - have a chat, have a giggle, and just get away from the chores for a while.

Treat your Mum to tea and cake or a lovely light lunch in the Orangery and find delightful gifts in our Servants' Hall shop.

Charlecote inspires

Inspired by Charlecote - new productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Beatrice and Benedick find love (eventually) at Charlecote.

     We have been working with the Royal Shakespeare Company for their critically-acclaimed productions of Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing).
     The theatre in Stratford has been turned into our very own Charlecote Park and we've felt that we have stepped back in time for a little while.
     Book tickets with the RSC or find a live cinema broadcast near you.
 

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Charlecote has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014.

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News, views and chat from the team at Charlecote.

 

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