If you like stately homes and gardens, then Charlecote Park is a must-see. The house itself is quite small by stately home standards, but, as you would expect from a National Trust property, there is a guide in every room to answer any questions you may have and to bring the place to life.
The grounds are extensive and beautiful. You can stroll along the river, wander through the gardens, play a game of croquet, or just settle under a tree with a book and enjoy the views. If you’re really lucky you may even spot the deer that live in the park.
The Orangery tearoom sells a range of hot and cold food, but there are also a couple of kiosks selling cold snack, drinks and ice-creams, or you can of course take your own picnic.
In the summer it is also provides a perfect setting for outdoor theatre, so do check their events lists to see what’s on.
And if the gardens have really inspired you, make sure you stop at the nurseries over the road to stock up on herbs and flowers to take home.
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