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Charlecote Park

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Charlecote

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.

We looked inside the house and then went for a stroll through the gardens, starting with the formal parterre which is on a terrace overlooking the river.

parterre

Walking in the rest of the gardens brought interesting sights round every corner.

After stopping for a refreshing drink (no cake for us this time!) on what had turned out to be quite a hot day,  we walked out through the stable yard, over the bridge and round the parkland where fallow deer roam freely (but decided to keep their distance), and the historic Jacob sheep and lambs were grazing.

bridge

It wasn’t a challenging walk at all, just a gentle stroll really, but there was plenty to see and it was perfect for a spring day, with the promise of summer to come.

I’m joining in with Jo’s Monday Walk.

 

 

 

 

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11 thoughts on “Charlecote Park

  1. What a gorgeous place, Elaine! However have you managed to keep it to yourself since Spring? 🙂 🙂 I know- you’re a busy lady 🙂 Thanks so much for the link. I enjoyed seeing tulips again and those adorable fuzzy sheep!

  2. I love the formal gardens. They always look so pretty when everything is flowering.

  3. Such a beautiful place, Elaine. Those tulips are stunning, and so many animals too. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : Rosedale, sheep and heather | restlessjo

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