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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.

Halloween at Newark

Halloween fun this half term

From 24 October - 1 November we will be celebrating Halloween at Newark with a special spooky trail.

On 30 October we're hosting a children's Halloween evening, with gory games and scary stories.

Autumn at Newark Park

Newark Park Autumn cyclaman (Cyclamen coum)

Newark Park Autumn cyclaman (Cyclamen coum)

Autumn is a great time to visit Newark Park. There's a great display of cyclamen in the gardens, and the autumn colours in the estate are a perfect setting for an autumn ramble.

In Newark House we are hosting an exhibition of the Gloucestershire Society of Arts. We're also opening the Clutterbuck rooms on the first floor, and if it's a bit cold we'll make sure to light the fireplace in the Tudor sitting room where you can enjoy a nice hot soup or panini from our catering pavilion.          


50 things

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.