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Baddesley Bites

The Entrance Range (East Side) at Baddesley Clinton in autumn
East side of Baddesley Clinton | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Dive deeper into Baddesley's history with 'Baddesley Bites', a series of free volunteer led talks that dive deeper into certain topics surrounding Baddesley Clinton. Before or After the talks you can treat yourself to breakfast from our Barnyard Restaurant.

Running from 2 July until 19 August starting at 9:30am for an hour our knowledgable volunteer led talks will be diving deeper into a variety of topics exploring the history and people of Baddesley Clinton. Don't forget you can also treat yourself to a breakfast before or after talk whilst you are here.

Our wonderful volunteers will be talking about the following topics:

  • Textiles and Tapestries
  • War, Pestilence and Murder
  • A House of Stories
  • The Catholic Jesuit Priests who used Baddesley Clinton
  • The Prominent Women of Baddesley Clinton
  • Nicholas Owen and his Baddesley Clinton Priest Hide

These talks are free to attend, simply turn up and enjoy! Normal admission will apply to non-members and breakfast is not included in the talk and will need to be purchased separately with donations being welcomed to help care for our house and collections.

Baddesley Bites Talk Topics

We have a variety of different topics being shared through Baddesley Bites, simply pick your favourite, come to Baddesley on the day and enjoy!

Textiles and tapestries Baddesley Clintons Heraldry and Textiles
Textiles and tapestries Baddesley Clintons Heraldry and Textiles | © National Trust

Textiles and Tapestries: Baddesley Clinton’s Heraldry and Textiles

On the 2 July come and hear about the masses of heraldry that can be seen adorning objects around the house and learn about Baddesley’s beautiful textile collection.

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Visitors on the bridge across the moat at Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

Visiting the house at Baddesley Clinton 

Over the course of its 500-year history, the house at Baddesley Clinton has been a refuge for those seeking to escape the outside world, never more so than when it became a place of safety for Catholic priests living in dangerous times.

Baddesley gardens in full summer bloom

Visiting the garden at Baddesley Clinton 

Explore the woodland, walk around the lake or simply find a quiet seat and relax. The formal walled garden, with flower borders and fruit trees, makes a lovely contrast to the nature trail through the woods and around the fish pools.

A mother and her daughter smile and point at plants in a kitchen garden

Family-friendly things to do at Baddesley Clinton 

If you're looking for somewhere where the children can let off some steam, Baddesley Clinton is the perfect place for a family day out. From spotting birds and fish on the lakeside walk to discovering what's growing in the vegetable garden, there's lots of fun to be had in the great outdoors.