Near Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER
Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family for more than 900 years. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world, and the rich Victorian interior. Explore the house and outbuildings (including a Victorian Kitchen) at your own pace and find out how the family lived and their servants worked. There are stong associations with both Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare, who knew the House well - he is alleged to have been caught poaching our deer. You can still spot our ancient herd of fallow deer today. The house is surrounded by a formal garden and our recently restored Woodland Garden. This opens out on to parkland, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, where you can take a walk along the mown paths and the River Avon to see all sorts of wildlife, including our Jacob sheep. Children can follow the children's trail around the house, challenge Mum and Dad to one of our outdoor games and explore the Victorian kitchen. Tick off some of our '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' in the parkland and enjoy a picnic next to the river.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The ground floor of the House and the Outbuildings are accessible, as are the Shops and Orangery Restaurant. Please note there are gravel paths around the property.
The National Trust
Date last modified: 11th July 2013 at 13:34