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Boscobel House

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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
+44 1902 850244
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Better than I expected. Beautiful house. Friendly staff.

Visited on Saturday for the first time. Greeted by two very friendly staff members, very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vanessa d
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lancashire
A House with a Tale to Tell

Having recently read Charles Spencer's excellent version of events surrounding King Charles II's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jrdo5959
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
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+44 1902 850244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Saturday for the first time. Greeted by two very friendly staff members, very informative and gave us samples of the drinks they were selling. We wandered around the buildings, house and gardens which was lovely. The tea room wasn't open, which wasn't an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having recently read Charles Spencer's excellent version of events surrounding King Charles II's escape to Europe after the disastrous battle at Worcester I was determined to visit Boscobel House which played a significant role in Charles' tortuous journey around England before safely reaching France. Boscobel...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone interested in history will have heard the story of Prince Charles hiding from the Roundheads in an oak tree - well this is that location. Originally a hunting lodge surrounded by forests it later became a family home but English Heritage have taken some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but interesting property. Excellent guided tour with time afterwards to explore things in more detail. Pleasant walk to the Priory but unfortunately no interpretive boards or indications of what it would have looked like when intact. Pros: Helpful, friendly staff Cons: Dilapidated picnic...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting house to explore and view the place where Charles hid whilst on the run. As always the National Trust volunteers are helpful and keen to discuss the history of the site. Decent tea and scone, but not quite as good as Wightwick.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I took my parents to visit Boscobel as we had previously visited other places with history of Charles II's escape to France. The house itself was interesting but our guide James was the highlight. He was incredibly knowledgeable, informative and engaging, and really brought the...More

Thank SmithyMJ
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Owned by English heritage this house is very interesting and important because it was where king Charles 2 hid when fleeing the roundheads. The house itself was built in 1632 and tradition has it that it was built to hide the Catholic priests when they...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

House isn’t as big as I thought it would be, but love the history that goes with it an seeing the priest holes was great. You must take a walk to the great oak, not so great now but that’s nature for you.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Famous for hiding Charles II as he fled the country, this House tells the story and maintains the Oak where Charles hid during the day. The oak you see is daughter to the original, and is not in good shape. Its daughter is standing by...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Rather disappointing. The cafe was not open on time and we arrived early to use it before looking at the house. The place is interesting but overpriced in my view. There was a lot of tasting samples of alcohol and jam to encourage sales. I...More

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JuneU3A
15 March 2018|
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Response from nicmx5 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours. Look at English heritage website for lunch info
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Piglet_and_Eeyore
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.
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Piglet_and_Eeyore
19 July 2017|
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Response from Vivien W | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it would be.
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