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Address: Rising Lane | Knowle, Lapworth B94 6JD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1564 783294
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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A place to come back to

Now owned by the National Trust, Baddesley Clinton...

A place to come back to

Now owned by the National Trust, Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years.

Much of the house you see today was built by Henry Ferrers, a lawyer, diarist and antiquarian, in the late 1500s.

The house was a sanctuary not only for the Ferrers family, but also for persecuted Catholics who were hidden from priest hunters in its secret hiding places during the 1590s.

- Start your visit with an introductory talk at the front of the house (last entrance to the house is 4.30pm) to find out more about the fascinating and unexpected stories Baddesley Clinton has to offer.

- Finish by enjoying the delightful menu in the Barn Restaurant or find something to remember your day with, in our gift shop.

Come back soon...We're open all year, except 24 and 25 December, so pop back to see the changing seasons in the gardens, or for one of our events. The shop, gardens and restaurant are open 9-5pm and the house opens at 11am.

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History comes alive

The 16th century manor is the most memorable National Trust properties I have visited. To turn the corner and catch sight of the moated manor house, with hoar frost on the roof... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The 16th century manor is the most memorable National Trust properties I have visited. To turn the corner and catch sight of the moated manor house, with hoar frost on the roof and trees, and ducks sliding on the frozen moat, was breathtaking. History comes alive as the enthusiastic guides tell the story of family ambition and intrigue, illustrated by... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We selected Baddesley Clinton as a 'service stop' instead of one of those dreadful motorway service areas, on our way up to the north of England. Its got a lovely moat around the house which adds a special perspective. Inside the staff were helpful and friendly, as they are in most NT houses. We could only spare a little time... More 

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Ruislip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Featured on a ty program and as it was open in November,wife and visited on a weekday. Entrance is by timed ticket,from reception,the house is not large and there is so much to see,that the house was,even in November,had many visitors.Only disappointment was the cafe restaurant was not open,possibly,due to winter opening hours.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to this site, it was a nice sunny day and the grounds are lovely. Part of the house was closed for refurbishment which we were made aware of by the reception desk. However upon entering the house to look around the open parts we were sourly greeted with strange stares and told quite abruptly that the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This National Trust house is one of the best we have been to. The place goes back beyond the 1500s and has many historical features such as unusual priest holes that drop down into the sewer! We spoke with a few of the volunteers who gave interesting info on various details of the house and its varied history. Well worth... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times and there's always more to see each time! The house is beautiful in itself and the cafe is always worth a visit but what keeps us coming back is the parkland surrounding the house. No two walks are the same and you can spend hours wandering through gardens, fields and woodland! Great day out... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

To see a genuine moated house was a real treat. Walking around the outside you can see so many differences in the stone and brick. Informative volunteers, National Trust do a fantastic job. Would move into this place in a flash. Gardens would be lovely in sunny weather. Squirrels abound in the grounds. Restaurant serves a variety of foods from... More 

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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Baddesley Clinton is a perfect example of a National Trust property shown to its best advantage. The property is one of the best preserved medieval moated houses I have ever visited. It is wonderful to be able to unravel the many changes that have taken place to the House and its occupants and, what is more, to understand them! We... More 

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful gem of a place an absolute must visit if you are lucky enough to be in this gorgeous area of England. The volunteer staff were wonderful, friendly and knowledgable. The restaurant had a great range of hot and cold food .

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Were staying locally and wanted a NT property to visit. We came to Baddersley Clinton simply because it is open all year round and being November all the other nearby houses were shut for the winter. (Note:Some rooms will be closed early 2017 for renovations.) This is the most beautiful house, moated and approached over a small bridge. Due the... More 

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