Charlecote Park, Charlecote, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9ER
Charlecote Park is a National Trust place just a few miles from the bustling towns of Stratford Upon Avon and Warwick. Charlecote has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house with their portraits as well as through the objects they collected from around the world. See the design influence they had on the house and parkland. Step into the house today and you will see how Mary Elizabeth Lucy spared no expense furnishing it in Victorian times. The gardens include a formal parterre, colourful herbaceous planting, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by 'Capability' Brown), which offers miles of walks and views across the River Avon. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times and they share the parkland with our pedigree herd of Jacob sheep with their characteristic chocolate-blotch fleeces. Fresh air and fun for all in our park and gardens. Explore the woodland garden and Major Mustard's woven willow house; Look for bugs in the gardens and play with our games and toys; Take a longer walk around the parkland and see if you can spot swans and ducks on the river; Pick up a Parkland Trail or see which of the 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 you can find at Charlecote Park.
This event took place in September 2014 and the entry is now archived.
Separate mobility parking with Wheelchair transfer is available - Please ask at Visitor Reception in the Main Car Park if you require this service. A Buggy shuttle service is available from the top of the main drive to the main visitor area. A limited number of Hip-carrying infant seats are available for loan. The Grounds are partly accessible and consist of loose gravel paths with some slopes. The ground floor of the House is fully accessible with a wide staircase leading to the bedrooms on the first floor.
Charlecote Park is located in the village of Charlecote, 6 miles south of Warwick on the north side of B4086. Use postcode CV35 9ER for SatNav. Please note that the Main Car Park and Visitor Reception are located next to Charlecote Plants & Flowers on the opposite side of the road to the House, Park & Gardens.
Date last modified: 7th August 2014 at 16:34