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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.

Easter fun

Jenga in the garden

We'll be hosting the Cadbury Easter Egg Trail from Friday 3 till Monday 6 April.

Throughout the week there will also be games on the lawn, and you can borrow a tracker pack to explore the gardens.

Spring at Newark

Newark Park view from the terrace

Newark Park view from the terrace

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

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.