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“Loads of history”
Review of Boscobel House

Boscobel House
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Historical house that Charles II used to find in, very interesting and fascinating history. The old house is in good condition for its age and well worth looking at. There are also displays of agricultural machinery, stables and a dairy. You can even buy (affordable £10-15) an oak tree that descended from the oak tree Charles II hid in.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We arrived just in time for the guided tour. It was a great tour with lots of history and humour too. The hunting lodge and grounds are well worth a visit

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Although quite small, the site is full of history and well worth a visit. We didn't do an official guided tour, but mooched around the well preserved hunting lodge by ourselves. . Although the first member of staff we met in there didn't speak to us, he was replaced by someone else who gave lots of interesting facts about the house, so we didn't feel like we missed out by not doing the tour. The gardens are lovely and it is a pleasant walk to the nearby ruins of the 12C abbey, and of course the oak tree where Charles II was supposed to have hidden. A pleasant afternoon. A tea room would have been nice. .

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The oak tree where the prince who was to become Charles II hid from the Roundheads stands at Boscobel House - at least its offspring does. And the next generation is a sapling growing alongside. The house itself was a hunting lodge, then a farm, but it retains tantalising glimpses of the Royal escape after the battle of Worcester. In particular you can see the priest hole where Charles slept. We went on the guided tour, which was excellent. The guide, Robin, was knowledgable and engaging. There is repair work underway to replace rotten timbers, but this does't mar the visit. The farming heritage is reflected in a small collection of carts and tools and the dairy that produced cheese and butter for market. You can even buy your own Royal Oak sapling.

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Boscobel house is well worth a visit. It has an interesting history and is set in some beautiful countryside. There are guided tours - recommended so note the times from the website. The staff - English Heritage - are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. It is, however, small and accordingly lacking in facilities. There is no restaurant or catering other than a coffee machine. There are picnic tables and the savvy visitors take their food with them. On a sunny day this is a marvellous place to sit and have an alfresco meal. Failing this, my advice is to avoid the immediate area and drive on a few miles further to either Albrighton - The Shrewsbury Arms or Shifnal - Henri's.

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