Charlecote Park - National Trust

Charlecote Park - National Trust
Charlecote Park
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV35 9ER
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park

E-mail

charlecote.park@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01789 470277

Fax

01789 470544

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Visitors in the garden at Charlecote Park, Warwickshire.
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The home of the Lucy family for over 700 years, the mellow brickwork and great chimneys of Charlecote seem to sum up the very essence of Tudor England. There are strong associations with both Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare, who knew the house well - he is alleged to have been caught poaching the estate deer. The rich early Victorian interior contains many important objects from Beckford's Fonthill Abbey and, outside, the balustraded formal garden opens onto a fine deer park landscaped by 'Capability' Brown. Visitors can see a video film of life at Charlecote Park in the Victorian period.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Museum

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Admission prices:
£6.60, child £3.30, family £16.00. Groups £5.60
Grounds only: £3.30, child £1.65
Reduced rate when arriving by public transport, cycle or on foot. Croquet set available £2.50 per hour (deposit required)

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Charlecote Park

  • 13 September 2014

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.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/charlecote-park1

Heritage Open Days 2014: Charlecote Park

  • 13 September 2014

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 &#39
Capability&#39
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.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/charlecote-park2

Walking Boots

Ramble and Roast

  • 17 September 2014 11am-2pm

Join our Warden for a 2-hour walking tour of the estate followed by a warming roast meal in our restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets £25.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of red deer

Discovering Deer

  • 24 September 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Looking back to the hey day of the deer park find out how these magnificent creatures came to be a status symbol and food source for many of the great houses from the medieval period. Look back at how the deer park at Charlecote evolved and how we manage the herd today. Following medieval records we will learn more about the social history of deer management.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets £10.00. Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £5.90, Child: £2.95 (garden and park only).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of red deer

Deer at Dusk

  • 18 September 2014 5:45-7:15pm
  • 2 October 2014 6-7:30pm
  • 14 October 2014 5:45-7:15pm
  • 21 October 2014 5:30-7pm

Join our Ranger for a walking tour of the estate. Learn more about the deer park and the creatures large and small that live here.

This walk takes place just before the deer start rutting so it is a great opportunity to see our bucks at their finest.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets £5.00. Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £5.90, Child: £2.95 (garden and park only).

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pumpkins

Pumpkin Trail

  • 25 October — 2 November 2014

Join us for a trail around the grounds of Charlecote Park. Come and find the Pumpkins and spell our 'spooky' word to claim your prize.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.00 per trail, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of walking boots on a cairn

Boundary Walk

  • 2 November 2014 1-4pm

Join our Ranger and Park Walk Guides for a tour of the estate.

We will follow the perimeter of the deer park and access areas normally closed to the public.

This event is the only opportunity each year to go in to the deer sanctuary and look across the river Avon directly into 'Camp Ground' located on the other side.

Come and see a different view of Charlecote and ask us any questions you may have.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event, normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Houses and Homes

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-charlecotepark.htm

The true stories of children who lived at Charlecote.

How to obtain

Call 01789 470277 or email charlecotepark@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

Charlecote Tudor Detectives

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-charlecotepark.htm

Study buildings, costumes and artefacts to reveal hidden secrets.

How to obtain

Call 01789 470277 or email charlecotepark@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

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