THE NATIONAL TRUST
Get the whole family outside this summer. Explore our gardens, tick off some 50 things and enjoy wild adventures and activities at our parks, countryside and coast.
A VICTORIAN HOME SET IN LANDSCAPED DEER PARK
Overlooking the river Avon on the edge of Shakespeare’s Stratford, Charlecote Park has been part of this corner of rural Warwickshire for centuries. Still the Lucy family home after 900 years, you can explore the vision of the Victorian owners George Hammond Lucy and his wife, the formidable Mary Elizabeth, who extended their home and filled it with treasures from their European travels.
MUCH-RESTORED TUDOR HOUSE, PARK AND GARDEN WITH NOTABLE TOPIARY
The culmination of a lifetime of dreams: salvaged objects and exotic pieces come together in a Jacobean meets Edwardian style. Beautiful, homely, warm and welcoming. We can’t put it better than a visitor in the 1920s did: A house to dream of, a garden to dream in.
EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S GREAT GARDENS
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone’s throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor ‘rooms’ are always full of surprises. It’s a must-see if you’re on holiday in the Cotswolds.
For more information, see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk