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Charlecote Park, National Trust House and Gardens

Charlecote Park is a fine red brick manor house near Stratford (OS Grid Reference SP259563, see map by, with extensive gardens and its own resident deer herd:

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A view of the main house with a separate little "gate house" in front, enclosing a small lawn:

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Some of the ornamtental gardens on the left, and one of the boars guarding the gates:

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The coach house, which holds a good sized collection:


Occasionally during the summer, the garden hosts outdoor plays. I've seen Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream here in 2004, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest in 2005. Check the NT website for Events at Charlecote Park.

Just a kilometre away on the road to Hampton Lucy is Charlecote Mill, a working flour watermill.

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