Tucked away in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds is this lovely old hunting lodge, sitting in the middle of an estate known as Newark Park. Built in the 16th Century and enlarged in the 18th it has a commanding position with views over the Ozilworth Valley and the Mendip Hills beyond.Look around and the countryside shows little sign of modern day life. The estate has gone from opulence to devastation and back to life thanks to a Texan Architect. In the house you can see some William Morris wallpaper in the dining room and a Peacock Trail to follow.
The gardens are laid out on 3 levels and you will enjoy the tranquility of the Lakeside Garden. If you are energetic there are 3 marked walks through the deer park, maps are available from reception. The park has contains species of wild garlic, if you are interested in learning more, enquire at reception to see if there are any guided walks
Update: This trip was originally planned for May but was postponed until September due to a major water leak caused by a burst pipe in the roof area. Since then major restoration has been going on and virtually all the ground floors are now open to the public as well as the estate outside including the tea rooms. I hope you will join us on this trip which I am sure will be enjoyable. You can keep up to date on the progress of repairs at Newark Park by visiting their website
Price for National Trust Members: £18.50 (Membership Cards to the National Trust are required
Price for Non-Members £26.50 includes admission price into house and gardens
Group price for 10 or more people booking at the same tie and making 1 payment (may be a mixture of NT and non-NT members) 75p discount per person on prices quoted
Depart from City Centre at 09:45, Harborne (Lordswood Road opposite side of road to the Fitness Centre) 10:05, Selly Oak (Oak Tree Lane) 10:15, Bournville (Linden Road) 10:20, Kings Norton Railway Station 10:30.
To Reserve a place on this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form.
Enjoyed Buscot park especially the gardens
DB - Buscot Park (via Facebook) 19th July 2017