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Notice: Newark Park will be closed from 24 February to 4 March. We will then reopen on 5 March for the new 2014 season and will be open 11am to 5pm, Wednesdays to Sundays through to November.
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.
Don't forget our outdoors
As well as a fascinating house for you to visit, at Newark we have a whole Estate full of wonderful woodland and peaceful parkland for you to explore. So, grab your walking boots or wellies and see what you discover. Follow the way markers or ask at reception for the day's recommended route.
The Estate is open daily, dawn to dusk.
- Carpets of late snowdrops and early spring flowers across the gardens and Estate
- Head to the Red Bedroom to raid our dressing up clothes
- Settle by the fireside with a cup of tea and slice of cake
- Don't miss the views over the Valley from the huge windows on the top floor of the house
- Watch our resident peacocks shake their tail feathers (they've just grown back after winter moulting)