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Tudor hunting lodge to fashionable home, set in a spectacular estate
Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond. This remote corner of south Gloucestershire is a secret and unspoilt place, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.
Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell.
Spring at Newark
Bring you walking boots for a spring walk in the Newark estate, and to see the spring flowers and wild garlic in the gardens.
The new catering pavilion is now open; if it's too cold for a light lunch on the lawn then do enjoy your refreshments in the Tudor sitting room in Newark House.
50 things to do before you're 11¾
Have a 50 things adventure at Newark Park! Explore the great outdoors with the kids, with plenty of games and discoveries to be made in the gardens and the estate.
Highlights at Newark
- Try geocaching with the family.
- Meet our group of Newark peacocks.
- Have fun dressing up with the costumes in the red room.
- Enjoy the views from the top floor of the house - binoculars provided.
- Pick up one of our trailsheets in the entrance hall of the house.
- Spot lots of wildlife in the lakeside garden: ducks, butterflies, frogs and many more.
- Try one of the Newark estate walks.
- Play a game of croquet on the lawn.