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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.

Exciting exhibitions

This year we have a range of exciting art exhibitions, plus a whole range of other events to keep you busy.

2014 exhibition highlights:

  • Wild Gloucestershire
  • Selected at Newark Park
  • Silver and Thread

Don't forget our outdoors

A family jump a stream while exploring the Estate

A family jump a stream while exploring the Estate

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.

New for 2014 - geocaching at Newark - ask at reception for details or find out more here.

The Estate is open daily, dawn to dusk.


  • New at Newark: geocache with Spike the dragon
  • This month: stunning spring flowers in the garden and across the estate
  • This month: watch our resident peacocks shake their tail feathers (they've just grown back after winter moulting)
  • Next month: swathes of wild garlic carpet the estate
  • All year: head to the Red Bedroom to raid our dressing-up clothes
  • All year: don't miss the views over the valley from the huge windows on the top floor of the house

Rain or shine