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Charlecote Park {National Trust} Review

On our way home from Scotland we wanted to find somewhere to stop, to stretch our legs and get lunch. Our first thought when we need a stop like this is a National Trust property, as we have National Trust membership, it always works out as an enjoyable and affordable day out.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

What is Charlecote Park?

Charlecote Park is a beautiful, traditional looking building situated in gorgeous grounds with land full of deer, a river and lots of places to walk and have a picnic including formal gardens.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}
Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

When you walk from the car park to the main house the first thing you see is the impressive gate house, a really lovely introduction to Charlecote Park.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

The main Charlecote Park house is beautiful inside with most rooms open to the public and when we visited they’d hidden a cuddly lamb in each room for the children to spot – a great idea for keeping children amused whilst parents wander through the house.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}
Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

As well as the main house there are many outbuildings which show the laundry, brewing room and kitchens as they would have been. These were great to look around and there were even staff dressed in period outfits showing traditional crafts and cooking methods.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}
Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

Before we went home we stopped at The Orangery restaurant for tea and cake, It was busy but well managed and had everything on offer from drinks and afternoon tea to more substantial lunches.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}

Charlecote Park would be perfect for a full day out with so much to explore and lots to keep children entertained. We only had a couple of hours to spare but still had a really nice time and can’t wait to go back.

Review: Charlecote Park {National Trust}
Charlecote Park {National Trust}

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  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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3 Comments

  1. We wholeheartedly agree! NT places are ideal as a stop off on a long journey. Thanks so much for visiting us and the great review.

    We’ll look forward to seeing you back another time 🙂

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