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“"a gorgeous place to visit"”
Review of Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lapworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A member of Work in Progress visited Baddesley Clinton, a National Trust property, on Thursday 11th May to experience the venue as a young person. Baddesley Clinton is a Tudor manor house set in the centre of a moat in the heart of Warwickshire, with secret priest holes that tell of the countries religious divide. The site contains a selection of walks around lakes and gardens as well as hikes through the countryside. There is also a small church on the site.

Here are a few points about what we enjoyed and what we would love to see next time
• Excellent welcome when we first arrived
• Beautiful church on site
• Amazing woodlands to stroll through
• The staff in the restaurant went really above and beyond to make our visit special
• There were two trails for children in the house, a Herb Trail and a Card Trail. The Herb trail gave the house a fantastic sensory experience
• Some really excellent volunteers in the house
• Would have been nice to have a bit more context of the issues surrounding the Catholic/Protestant divide
• We somehow managed to miss the priest hole in the kitchen – perhaps a little sign here would ensure that all visitors spotted this on their first trip round
• Beautiful gardens and grounds – lots and lots to explore!

We had a great time at Baddesley Clinton. It's a gorgeous place to visit and there's plenty to see and do. It's a nice secluded spot, and great to have a chance to relax in piece. If you want to go for a hike then that options available for you as well! There's a selection of walks through the countryside that start out at Baddesley Clinton. The house was really interesting and the sensory aspect of the Herb trail was just brilliant!

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a lovely moated Manor House with bags of history. Make sure you have the introductory talk before entering, it sets up nicely what you will see and learn from the friendly room guides inside. The house is not large but has plenty to see. The grounds are well kept and worth seeing on a lovely day. If you are in the area visit this and Packwood nearby.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

If you visit Packwood House then it is only a short hop to Baddesley Clinton. Not such stunning gardens but the house has more to offer, with an interesting priest hole.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love visiting this place, I have been at least 4 times.
Every time I go to UK I visit Baddesley, mainly because my grandparents live nearby.
Lots of history and quirky stories to hear about from the guides.

Thank Thomas G
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

First visit in about five years and what a great visit. This is an atmospheric and very interesting property with a great story. The volunteers are excellent - friendly and know so much. The gardens are also lovely. Excellent plant sale available and the café is tremendous - superb Apple Crumble!

Thank HeafR
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