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Superb Tudor house and landscape deer park

Charlecote has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house with their portraits as well as through the objects they collected from around the world. See the design influence they had on the house and parkland. Step into the house today and you will see how Mary Elizabeth Lucy spared no expense furnishing it in Victorian times.

The gardens include a formal parterre, colourful herbaceous planting, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by 'Capability' Brown), which offers miles of walks and views across the River Avon. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times.

Drama and deer

  • Pack up a picnic and bring your folding chairs or a rug for our outdoor theatre shows in Charlecote’s idyllic riverside setting. 

    Soar with Peter Pan
    Swoon with Pride and Prejudice
    Shudder with Macbeth
  • Join us for behind-the-scenes tractor safaris in the parkland and our annual Bat Walk.


50 Things...

There are plenty of opportunities to tick off some of the 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ at Charlecote.

Head outdoors with family and friends in our park and gardens and connect with nature today. Why not start with:

  • Exploring inside a tree
  • Making a grass trumpet
  • Fly a kite
  • Making a daisy chain
  • Hunting for bugs

Dogs policy

The fallow deer roam freely around Charlecote Park

Assistance dogs only.

We regret that we are unable to allow dogs at Charlecote because of our free-roaming fallow deer and Jacob sheep.

There are public-footpath walks from our car park, and staff in Visitor Reception will be happy to point them out to you.

Please don’t leave dogs in cars, even for a short time.

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