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Notice: Our telephone lines are not working today, Tuesday 31 March. This also means we are unable to take card payments at Visitor Reception.

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

Become an Easter Eggsplorer

Hunt for clues and claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead this Easter © Jana Eastwood

Come along for our popular Easter trails this year (3-6 April).

Pick up a Cadbury Egghead trail guide from the marquee on the paddock, hunt for clues, then come and claim your chocolatey prize.

There's lots of other Easter fun happening too - we'd love to see you.

£2 per trail. Normal admission prices apply for non-NT members.

The joys of spring

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

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

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

The joys of spring

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

Come and admire the hellebores in the woodland garden

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