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A Victorian home set in landscaped deer park

Charlecote Park presents a picture of riverside tranquillity in Warwickshire countryside on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford.

For over 900 years the Lucy family’s tastes, lifestyle and fortunes have created the house and its setting that you see today as you make your way along the avenue and through the historic Gatehouse.

The Victorian occupants George Hammond Lucy and his wife, the formidable Mary Elizabeth, extended and improved their draughty house reflecting the modernising spirit of the age. They toured Europe to bring back the finest furnishings for their home.

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.

The gardens that Mary Elizabeth loved dearly still prevail with a formal parterre, rare plants in shady woodland and 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

Victorian Christmas

Come and see the house decorated for Christmas at weekends this December © Jana Eastwood

Come and see the house decorated for Christmas at weekends this December

  • We're open every day (house at weekends only).
  • Enjoy music, crafts, beautiful hand-made decorations and the spirit of Christmas away from the bustle of the high street
  • Visit Father Christmas in the house and see what sweets and savouries we're cooking in the Victorian kitchen.
  • We've got lots of Christmas gifts and goodies in our Servants' Hall shop to inspire you.

No need to hibernate

Autumn colours light up the parkland

Pull on your wellies and kick through the fallen leaves in the parkland. Download our park walk.

Bring your binoculars and see what wildlife you can spot today.

See what else you can tick off on your 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ list - have you flown a kite yet?

New Park to Plate events added - book now. Join a behind the scenes walk with our Ranger and finish with a meal in the Orangery restaurant.

 

 

Inspired by Charlecote

Inspired by Charlecote - new productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

We have been working with the Royal Shakespeare Company for their 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 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 to see more.
      Book tickets with the RSC.
 

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

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