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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.

Life's simple pleasures

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Inspired by Charlecote

We have been working with the Royal Shakespeare Company for their two winter season productions of Shakespeare's great romantic comedies Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing).

The theatre is being turned into our very own Charlecote Park and we've really felt that we have stepped back in time for a little while. Watch the trailer above to see more.

The shows run at the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until next March, with live cinema broadcasts next year too. Book tickets and find out more with the RSC.

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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.