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Notice: The whole property is CLOSED Tuesday 27 January to Thursday 29 January for annual volunteers' briefing and staff training.

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

Don't hibernate - we're open every day

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

  • While the Gatehouse toilets are being refurbished there are temporary facilities nearby. Accessible toilets are available by the Orangery.
  • Pull on your wellies and take a stroll through the parkland. Pick up our new West Park Walk on your way in.
  • Volunteer with us - come along to one of our drop-in-for-a-chat sessions.
  • Bring your binoculars and see what wildlife you can spot today. You'll see more now that the trees are bare.
  • Discover what our volunteer photographer loves about winter at Charlecote.
  • Browse the exhibition by Coventry Watercolour Society in the Orangery restaurant.

Don't hibernate - we're open every day

Morning sun reflects on the sparkling frost in the parkland © Jana Eastwood

Morning sun reflects on the sparkling frost in the parkland

  • While the Gatehouse toilets are being refurbished there are temporary facilities nearby. Accessible toilets are available by the Orangery.
  • Pull on your wellies and take a stroll through the parkland. Pick up our new West Park Walk on your way in.
  • Volunteer with us - come along to one of our drop-in-for-a-chat sessions.
  • Bring your binoculars and see what wildlife you can spot today. You'll see more now that the trees are bare.
  • Discover what our volunteer photographer loves about winter at Charlecote.
  • Browse the exhibition by Coventry Watercolour Society in the Orangery restaurant.

Plan ahead

Discover how we manage our deer and the countryside in our care

Browse the first of our 2015 Events and book ahead to discover more at Charlecote this year.

From conservation hints and tips from our house team to behind-the-scenes walks around the estate, join us for special days that will help you wake up from winter.

For families, the Big Tree Climbing team will be here again too, and we've already ordered the Easter eggs for the annual Cadbury Easter trails.

The house re-opens on 14 February after our winter deep clean - we'd love to see you then.

Inspired by Charlecote

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 Shakespeare's great romantic comedies 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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