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Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park

Details

Charlecote Park has been the home of the Lucy family since the 15th century. The current house was extensively remodelled in the Victorian times by Mary Elizabeth Lucy and it is presented today as it was when she was the mistress of the house.

The Lucy family history is brought vividly to life by the portraits of each generation; from Sir Thomas Lucy, the local magistrate who allegedly flogged the young William Shakespeare for poaching the Lucy family heard of fallow deer, to the family living in the house in the early 20th century.

Visitors can see many of the rooms used by the servants. The scullery, kitchen, laundry and brewhouse all offer a view of life below stairs while the carriage-house, coach-house and tack room include the Lucy family's carriage collection and riding gear.

From the creativity of the sensory garden, to the formality of the parterre, to the woodland walk, the gardens are a riot of colour all year round and include many traditional plants, shrubs and herbs.

Now open all year round, the parkland was inspired by "Capability" Brown. The parkland has miles of paths and a number of marked walks for visitors to enjoy. There has always been a heard of Fallow Deer here since Tudor times and they continue to roam the park as they did then. The River Avon meanders through the parkland creating a haven for many different species of wildlife.

There is plenty to explore at Charlecote Park. In the gardens our younger visitors can enjoy the croquet and quizzes and family trails around the house, garden and parkland. During the summer holidays there are activity days ideal for escaping for the day.

Gift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individuals

Opening details

Park, gardens and outbuildings, daily 10.30am-5.30pm. Closing at 4pm in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec. The estate will close at dusk if earlier than stated time. House 9 Feb-22 Mar, 12-3.30pm (Closed Weds), 23 Mar-3 Nov, 11am-4.30pm (Closed Weds), 9 Nov-22 Dec 12-3.30pm Sat and Sun only. Restaurant and Shop daily 10.30am-5pm closing at 3.30pm in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec. Restaurant to serve full menu when the house is open and light meals at all other times. Whole estate closed 23, 24 and 25 Dec. Last admission ½ hour before closing.

Prices

Gift Aid (Standard): Adult £10.30 (£9.35), Child £5.20 (£4.70), Family £26.00 (£23.60), Groups 15+ Adult £8.50, Child £4.25. Garden and Park only: Adult £5.50 (£5.00), Child £2.75 (£2.50), Family £13.75 (£12.50), Groups 15+ Adult £4.35, Child £2.15. House, Garden and Park Winter: Adult £6.50 (£5.90), Child £3.25 (£2.95) Family £16.25 (£14.75).

Contact

Visitor Information

01789 470277

Address

Wellesbourne,
Warwick,
CV35 9ER

Location

Directions

Plan route to Charlecote Park using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SP 265568  Lat: 52.20942 Long: -1.61315

From Stratford cross Clopton Bridge. Take the first left Tiddington Road B4086 out of Stratford towards Wellesbourne. After a couple of miles turn left onto B4088 signposted to Charlecote.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon station

Facilities

  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Please contact property with any questions re access and we will do our best to help.