National Trust Charlecote Park

Places to Visit

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Paid

Description

Overlooking the river Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford, Charlecote Park has been part of this corner of rural Warwickshire for centuries. Still the Lucy family home after 900 years, you can explore the vision of the Victorian owners George Hammond Lucy and his wife, the formidable Mary Elizabeth, who extended their home and filled it with treasures from their European travels.

Charlecote Park | National Trust near Coventry

Parkland and Gardens
Open daily 9am - 5pm, last entry at 4pm
There are acres of parkland to explore at Charlecote Park. Through every season and in all weather, the parkland provides a haven for wildlife, beautiful views and a relaxing day out in nature. Enjoy crisp, frosty walks in the winter, golden hues in the autumn, warm, sunny picnics in the summer, and fresh, invigorating adventures in the spring.


House
Open Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 1pm, last entry at 12:45pm
Inside the house you'll see the grand Victorian interiors. Explore the five ground floor rooms and discover how the team are working to ensure the collection survives, along with the challenges from pests, mould, climate change and heating, they are currently battling.


Outbuildings
Open daily from 10:30am - 4:30pm
Explore the surrounding Service Courtyard - look inside the Laundry to see where the washing took place. Walk through to the Brewhouse to gaze as the huge wooden distilling tubs. Discover the stables which house the family’s carriage collection, each with its own story to tell.


Eating and drinking
Cafe open daily from 9:30am - 5pm
Enjoy a cup of tea and slice of cake from the Wood Yard Cafe. Sit in or takeaway - there are a selection of table available inside, with plenty of seating outside in the courtyard.


Dogs at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads, along designated routes in the parkland. The parkland is open from 9am so you can enjoy an early-morning stroll away from the bustle later in the day. There is free roaming livestock and lots of wildlife in the parkland so your dog must remain on a lead at all times.


Facilities and Access

  • Free parking - designated accessible parking spaces are available near Visitor Reception.
  • Toilet facilities - located near the Gatehouse, including accessible toilet
  • Baby-changing facilities - available in the Gatehouse toilets.
  • Induction loops - available.
  • Access - there are grassy and uneven pathways and slopes in the parkland, and loose gravel and cobbled floors to navigate around the property.
  • Closures - we may need to close parts of the parkland due to flooding or high winds. Please check the website or social media before you visit.
  • Groups welcome - please contact us to arrange your visit.

Prices
Entry is free for National Trust members. If you're not yet a member, admission prices apply. Please see the website for details.

Please note that this parkland is managed but is not a farm or a petting zoo. The animals are free to roam as they please which means they may not always be visible when you visit. Please do not feed, touch or approach the deer, sheep or any of the other wildlife in the parkland. As wild creatures, they can be unpredictable and may scare easily.


Open hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00