National Trust Charlecote Park

Places to Visit


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






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

Linger in the rooms open to visitors in the central portion of the house to discover more about the collection brought together by generations of the family whose tastes, lifestyle and varied fortunes are all reflected at Charlecote Park.

Today, the kitchen is brought to life in cooking and costume. Across the courtyard you can explore the laundry and brewhouse which once hummed with the activity of a busy working estate. Discover the stables which house the family’s carriage collection, each with its own story to tell.

Stroll through the gardens that Mary Elizabeth loved so dearly, from the formal parterre to the shady woodland garden with rare plants and borders full of colourful herbaceous planting.

Picnic, play and wander through the wider parkland, inspired by ‘Capability’ Brown, with views across the river Avon. Historic herds of Jacob sheep and fallow deer roam freely at Charlecote Park and you can see them at close quarters all year round.

Facilities at Charlecote Park:

  • Free parking, 300 yards
  • Orangery restaurant and Wood Yard cafe - serving a range of hot meals and light snacks. We use home-grown produce where possible
  • Shops selling locally sourced produce
  • Toilet facilities
  • Tours available - please contact us before you visit
  • Groups welcome - please contact us before you visit
  • Assistance dogs only in house, gardens and tea room
  • Dogs on short leads on dog-walking route in parkland
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's quiz/trail

Dogs at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park welcomes well-behaved dogs in parts of the parkland where you can both enjoy a peaceful walk. The parkland is open from 9am so you can enjoy an early-morning stroll away from the bustle later in the day.

Visit the National Trust website for more details, opening times and prices.

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