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Boscobel House

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Visited here on a lovely late summer Sunday afternoon. Plenty of parking. There's a 1940s cafe with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dawn M
Jackfield, United Kingdom
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Lots of Historic Atmosphere

If you are looking for a day out with an adventure playground, gardens with manicured lawns... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
+44 1902 850244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got the usual English Heritage hard sell when paying for our tickets which we ignored. If I wanted to join I'd ask thank you. Boscobel itself is quite interesting but there should really be either one of those hand held audio tour things or...More

Thank HawkerSiddley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house and area has so much history but it seemed lacking inside. Not much in the way of history of the rooms, inhabitants etc. Could be better.

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a lovely late summer Sunday afternoon. Plenty of parking. There's a 1940s cafe with plenty to choose from. We took the Tour with James. A young lad from Cannock area. He absolutely brought it to life with interesting facts and a little...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a day out with an adventure playground, gardens with manicured lawns, posters about votes for women etc.,etc, then this won't be for you. But if you want to see a house full of real historic atmosphere and presented in a...More

Thank demoncodger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great house with interesting history of the place Charles 2nd hid after the battle of Worcester- you can see the priest holes , house ,garden ,famous Royal Oak -daisy our tour guide made the visit - fabulous informative,humorous and really added to the visit -...More

Thank Pip M
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the house and were glad we booked a tour to get the most out of our visit. The young guide was very informative and entertaining too! Don't miss the atmospheric 1940s tea room either! We had a tasty beef stew and delicious cakes...More

Thank AudreyW858
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour led by James (English National Heritage) who shared a detailed knowledge of the escape of Charles II. He combined this with a sense of humour which really brought the subject to life in a memorable way.

Thank AlisonEChapman
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I suspect many of the elderly generation, and perhaps some of the younger, will have been taught about the future Charles the Second hiding in an oak tree. Well this is where it happened. Although the current oak tree is not the one Charles used...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

An interesting and enjoyable half day visit. The place is steeped in history which is well represented and the location is stunning.Parking and access is easy and the staff are friendly and helpful, typical of English Heritage sites. Food in the Forties style cafe is...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We joined English Heritage earlier in the year and we keep being pleasantly surprised at the places we visit. This is another gem. Apart from its Charles 11 association it has many period features and buildings to wander around. Try and catch one of the...More

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15 March 2018|
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Response from Charles_and_Susan | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you've been yet. There's now a 1940's cafe opened in one of the adjacent stables buildings. It's not English Heritage, we had coffee and cakes which was good. it had a full menu.
4 October 2017|
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Response from nessness | Reviewed this property |
Parking is good, not sure of ticket prices as we are English Heritage members. I think they have a Web site though, or I was should be there.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Vivien W | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it would be.