Charlecote Park - National Trust

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

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 our website for the latest opening hours.

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.
Orchards

Walk With The Gardener

  • 31 August 2014 2-3:30pm

Join our Gardener on a walk through the grounds at Charlecote Park. Learn about the history, current developments and plans for the future of the gardens. This is a great opportunity to discover more about the estate and ask questions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

photograph of red deer

Family Park Safari

  • 5 August 2014 11-11:30am, 12-12:30pm
  • 19 August 2014 11-11:30am, 12-12:30pm

This short ride is a great opportunity to see the sheep and deer that live in the park. Perfect family treat during school holidays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All tickets £2.50. 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 flying bat

Bat Walk

  • 30 August 2014 8-10pm

The walk is led by Warwickshire Bat Group who will provide detectors for you to hear the bats. Bring a torch and you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

All tickets £5.00.

Website

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

photograph of charlecote park

Charlecote Children's Club

  • 7 August 2014 12:30-4pm
  • 14 August 2014 12:30-4pm
  • 21 August 2014 12:30-4pm
  • 28 August 2014 12:30-4pm

Nature based family activities in the summer holiday. Details to follow nearer to the time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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/

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/

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.

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.

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.

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