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Inspired by Chastleton

16 July, 13 August and 10 September: bring a paintbrush, pencil, camera or notebook and enjoy an art focussed, out-of-hours garden opening.

  • Booking essential

Enjoy a quiet day at Chastleton, with fewer visitors and an artistic focus.

Over the years Chastleton has been home to, and inspired, a host of artistic minds. From fine art professors to painters, to housing many of the Ashmolean's treasures during the war, art has always had a home at Chastleton.

Inspired by Chastleton offers a chance to spend time enjoying the peace and quiet of Chastleton's gardens, whilst enjoying your chosen art form. Make the most of the morning light and set up an easel or a tripod and enjoy having Chastleton mostly to yourself.

Inspired by Chastleton takes place on Tuesdays 16 July, 13 August and 10 September, 10am-3pm. Sorry, the 11 June has sold out.

Free for National Trust members, £5 for non-members.

Garden opening only, house closed but toilets open. Honesty tea and coffee stand available in the brewhouse.



Event prices

Ticket typeTicket category
National Trust Member£0.00
Non member£5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Suitable for older children who want to be involved in a quiet day

Meeting point

Joining instructions will be sent out with instructions on where to meet.

What to bring and wear

Clothes that are appropriate for your chosen art form.


Accessible car park available close to the house. Some areas of the garden are accessible to those with limited mobility, but not all. For full details please see our access statement.

Upcoming events


Behind Closed Doors: Textiles Tour 

25 June, 30 July and 24 September: discover more about the unique textiles collection at Chastleton, from handstitched and woven items dating back to the 17th century to more contemporary items.

Event summary

25 Jun to 24 Sep 2024
13:45 to 16:00
+ 2 other dates or times

Behind Closed Doors: Chastleton Conservation Tour 

29 October: spend the afternoon with our conservation team discovering Chastleton’s unique approach to conservation and what goes on behind the scenes to preserve this Cotswold gem.

Event summary

29 Oct 2024
13:45 to 16:00