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“Coldest place in England!”
Review of Newark Park

Newark Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Ozleworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley to the Mendips beyond. This remote corner of south Gloucestershire is a secret and unspoilt place, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. A place of architectural intrigue, quaint gardens and sprawling parkland there is much to see and do at Newark.Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell.
Gweek Cornwall
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143 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Coldest place in England!”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

An interesting Trust property with the most spectacular unspoilt views. Binoculars provided in all the rooms are an added bonus..Founded by an influential English courtier to Henry VIII in 1550; the house and estate since went from boom to bust, to its dramatic rescue by a Texan architect in the 20th century. Newark has an incredible story to tell. It can, however, be very bleak and very, very cold!!.
The bonus of a mobile canteen which serves delicious sausage or bacon rolls as well as super home made cakes and wonderful flapjacks, which you take into the house, to sit by a large woodburnng stove, makes it all worth while. All the volunteers are very knowledgeable, and very cheerful in spite of the cold!

Visited March 2014
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wiltshire
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18 reviews
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“Return trip”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

A lovely house with a really cosy feel. Volunteers were really friendly and informative. Could do with a proper tearoom but since our last visit they have an outdoor refreshment van and have provided a room inside the house where you can take your drinks. The only toilets are in the car park before you pay your entrance fee so this might be difficult for some. They can provide you with a leaflet showing a choice of walks around the grounds and surrounding estate. As we walked around the grounds we came across a series of boxes attached to trees, containing collages of various birds. I assume these were aimed at children but I found them absolutely charming, so well done to whomever made them.

Visited March 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Snowdrops”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We visited this NT property to see the snowdrop displays. They are beautiful. It was quite hard to find but worth it. There were amazing views from the house and gardens and you can walk around the extensive grounds and down by the lake.
Much of the house is open to the public and is interesting but not extensive.
There was no restaurant but there was food available from a 'van' parked in the grounds. It was very good - lovely bacon bap for £3.50.
No shop but a few items available where you pay to go in.
Plenty of parking and picnic tables - there were a lot of people with picnic - even at this time of year.
Worth a visit and we will go again

Visited February 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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“A Gem”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

A fascinating property in a stunning location. It is worth coming just for the views. We explored the house then the gardens. You can walk for a long way in the extensive grounds. Simply a wonderful place.

Visited September 2013
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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602 reviews
271 attraction reviews
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“Stunning!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013

A real treat! not a pretentious NT venue, just pure pleasure to see how the house has developed from a tudor hunting lodge with later additions and finally a rescue by a wealthy American benefactor. we loved the house and the views are to die for......

Visited August 2013
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