Give books and help save a collection

We need to raise funds for specialist conservators to help us repair and care for around 3,500 books in our care and you can help us…

The Library at Charlecote Park is one of the best libraries in the care of the National Trust and contains many rare and important volumes. As beautiful as it looks, our riverside location creates damp which can prove disastrous for old papers.

Len in the library at Charlecote

Specialist conservation work comes at quite a cost and with so many books needing attention, it is a long process too.


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YOUR BLOGS: I used to be indecisive… visits Charlecote Park

Another wonderful blog post about a visit to Charlecote was shared by Elaine on her blog ‘I used to be indecisive…‘. She visited earlier this year and we couldn’t resist sharing her post as it contains some beautifully sunny photography to keep our summer memories alive.

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Charlecote Park, on the edge of the River Avon in Warwickshire, is a 16th century house with delightful gardens and parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.   We visited in May when spring was well on its way and everything was looking fresh and bright.

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YOUR BLOGS : The Helpful Hiker

We love to read your blogs about visiting Charlecote. It’s always lovely to see our special place through your eyes (and lenses!).

Here’s a recent post from the Helpful Hiker we’d like to share with you.

We had considered going away for a quick break this week, but Luke had a bad back and the idea of lugging a tent around was less than appealing! However, I still wanted to do something outdoorsy with Finn so I consulted my National Trust handbook and the two of us headed off to Charlecote Park, near Stratford upon Avon. I’m less bothered about stately homes, it’s the outdoor space that is much more interesting to me.

Charlecote Park

The idea of spending a summer’s day in a beautiful, green deer park was enough to get me packing a picnic and heading off for an hour’s drive with a toddler.

I wasn’t disappointed…

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Shakespeare & Charlecote Park

In this 400th year of Shakespeare we’re thrilled to be hosting a joint event with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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On Wednesday, 7th September 2016, from 5.30-7.30 pm, we have Sir Stanley Wells and Professor Paul Edmondson with us to discuss that famous legend that links us with the bard….

Charlecote’s house, completed by Thomas Lucy in 1558, the year Elizabeth I ascended the throne, was one of the first great country houses in Warwickshire and the focus of the poaching scandal which apparently sent Shakespeare fleeing to London! Still part of the Lucy family, the house will host an evening with Sir Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson to celebrate Shakespeare in his county. We will begin with prosecco and canapés overlooking the deer park and then make our way to the great hall to hear Stanley and Paul talk about Shakespeare and enjoy a private view of the house, including the unique exhibit of the quarto of The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Second Folio and Ortelius’s map of Illyria, where Twelfth Night is set.

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