Winter opening - plan your visit to Charlecote

Charlecote parkland and river on a frosty day in winter

More exercise... less stress... space to think... a winter walk at Charlecote could be just what you need. We're open every day this winter so there's no excuse not to take that walk you've been promising yourself.

House

Until 16 February

The house is closed for the winter deep clean and re-opens on Saturday 17 February.

Vital cleaning and conservation work takes place while the house is closed
House elves clean the Charlecote buffet in the dining room
Covers over furniture in house during winter at Charlecote Park

Why do we close the house in winter? 

The house is closed from Christmas Day until 16 February. Find out what we get up to when the doors are closed to visitors.

Talks and tours

Until 16 February

  • Free outbuildings tours between 12 noon and 2.00pm, usually Mondays and Tuesdays, depending on the availability of volunteers. Please phone ahead to check before travelling any distance if this is an important part of your visit.
     
  • Free park walks (dependent on weather and availability of volunteers).
Enjoy a winter walk through the parkland
Charlecote parkland and river on frosty day in winter

Grounds and outbuildings

  • Grounds and outbuildings open every day, 9.00am-4.00pm.
     
  • Bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching - we've seen kingfishers, grey wagtails, wigeon, teal, little egrets and a little grebe. The bird-hide in the spinney is also a great spot.
     
  • The fallow deer are easier to spot now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, but please don't approach them.
     
  • We've seen the first snowdrops and the hellebores are coming into flower in the woodland garden.

Tea-room and shops (including second-hand books)

  • Tea-room open every day, 9.00am-4.00pm.
     
  • Servants' Hall Shop and bookshop open every day, 10.30-4.00pm.
Family on winter walk in parkland at Charlecote Park

Enjoy a winter walk in Charlecote's parkland

Get away from the central heating for a while with a stroll through the parkland.

Severe weather

In the event of severe weather, please check our website and social media to find out if we’re open before travelling. We have to close the property when there’s snow, strong winds or flooding.

  • If there’s snow, staff and volunteers can’t travel safely in to open up. 
     
  • Flooding in the parkland means we can’t see the edges of the rivers and lake. 
     
  • Strong winds can bring down branches of our ancient trees in the parkland or on the cedar lawn.
Storms and heavy rain cause the river Avon to burst its banks, flooding the parkland
Parkland floods at Charlecote in spring