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Boscobel House

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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
+44 870 333 1181
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Wonderful history

It was here that the future Charles II hid in an oak tree following defeat at the Battle of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KevinSadler2364
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Great half a day visit

Visited today and I was very pleasantly surprised. Although property is quite small, its very well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wolves j
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Boscobel House Boscobel Lane | Bishop's Wood, Brewood, Stafford ST19 9AR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was here that the future Charles II hid in an oak tree following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The original oak is no longer there, but it's grandchild flourishes on the exact spot to this day. The house is full of...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today and I was very pleasantly surprised. Although property is quite small, its very well kept and the guided Tour which takes place twice a day, 11am and 2pm is very informative. Well kept grounds with very peaceful surroundings.Good shop onsite and excellent small...More

Thank wolves j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a member of English Heritage, so I am not sure whether it is worth the entrance fee for me. I didn't spend much time there. There is not enough information in the rooms and found it all a little bare which was...More

Thank Pipsqueak40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this English Heritage site today and took part in a guided tour of the House. There are two guided tours a day at 11am and 2pm. So glad we took the guided tour as there was so much interesting information about the owners of...More

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit to this fascinating historic house. A tour is offered by the excellent Robin who explains so much about the history of the house and the visit of King Charles II.

Thank Mawther
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to stop here end route to holiday in wales. The main thing was to see the site of the royal oak. But the house itself, although small, is interesting to visit. The house is decorated as was in Victorian in the way it...More

Thank andrea d
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I visited Boscobel House as a child and was keen to return with my own children. We visited on a sunny day and were utterly charmed by the setting. We decided to book ourselves onto the guided tour; I was worried the children might be...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We were so disgusted by the completely unprofessional attitude of the staff in the cafe that we left without actually looking at the site. We'd driven an hour to get there, partly tempted by the EH website promise of light lunches. There were just five...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for afternoon tea and a cake whilst cycling through Shropshire. Nice tea with a good but not cheap cake to go with it. The staff in the cafe were very friendly and made to feel very welcome. Had a look round the shop afterwards,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is a jewel of a historic property in excellent condition set in beautiful countryside. The connections with Charles II's bid for freedom after the Battle of Worcester add to the interest. We particularly enjoyed the guided tour, led by a young lady who really...More

Thank David A
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
I can't be sure, but I doubt it. The impression we gained was that, before it was in the hands of English Heritage, it was a working farm. We saw no sign of residential accommodation ... unless you slept in the barn!... and... More
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