Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Whenever we go on a weekend away and have to drive quite far we stop at a National Trust property on the way to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. The latest stop off like this was to Baddesley Clinton, a National Trust house and gardens in Warwickshire.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton is situated around the main house which dates back to the 1500s. It’s a beautiful house and much of it is open to walk around. The children loved walking from room to room and taking part in the trail that had been set up for them – smelling glass jars of scents from the house’s history.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

It was raining whilst we were at Baddesley Clinton but it didn’t stop us enjoying the day and the children loved watching the ducks playing in the rain as we walked around the grounds.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton has formal gardens around it as well as a little courtyard but the children’s favourite part was the little filled moat and bridge leading to the house. It gave the house a really grand feel like a miniature castle.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

But, the grounds are so much more than the formal gardens, with so much forest and a lake to explore. We only had an hour or two at Baddesley Clinton but I know it’s somewhere you could happily spend all day.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

Before we left we went and got tea and cake in the restaurant which was a lovely size, well heated building. It had a great selection of food and drinks, as we’ve come to expect on our National Trust days out, and was a great way to finish the day.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

I have no doubt we’ll be visiting Baddesley Clinton in the future as I know we only really scratched the surface with our visit and would love to see more.

Baddesley Clinton {National Trust}

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  1. February 26, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    This looks lovely. It’s not far from us either and we’ve never been. I agree with you about the National Trust restaurants as well, they’re always good and the perfect way to end the day or warm up on a chilly day! Do let us know if you head up to explore again, it would be lovely to meet you there so all the children could play and explore together.
    Nat.x

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