‘Capability’ Brown and Charlecote Park

2016 is a special anniversary year for two people we are particularly fond of…

William Shakespeare – who died 400 years ago. Quite a local celeb and, as I am sure you are aware, reputed to be a bit of a law breaker in his youth

But the other chap, a fine Georgian fellow, is Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. He was born in Northumberland 300 years ago. Name sound familiar? Here is a little introduction…

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‘Capability’ Brown played a role in landscaping the park here at Charlecote. His influence can still be seen in the parkland when you visit.

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Valentine’s Cards from Charlecote Park

We really hope that you haven’t forgotten but if, like our House Elves*, you have been  super busy and unable to get a Valentine’s card we might be able to help…

Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Jana, who has captured some very special photos, we’ve been able to put together some cards that you can download.. Click on the links below for a selection of cards you can print at home. Easy!

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ValeNTine Card: “You’re the swan for me”

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‘Dama : The Deer that Walked the World’ feat. Charlecote Park

Our herd of fallow deer are often the reason people visit Charlecote. Beautiful, graceful and powerful – they have a long history here.

But what do we know of their history?

We’re very proud to be part of the AHRC-funded Fallow Deer project. This project is looking at discovering more about when fallow deer were introduced to the UK and their movement through Europe.

A fascinating film has been produced to look at what the team have discovered so far. Charlecote features at around 22minutes.

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For more information on the project, please visit the Dama International website.