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Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

Boscobel House and its Royal Oak tree became famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. A house with a multi-layered history as it was converted into a timber framed hunting lodge with hiding places in the 1620s by the Roman Catholic Giffard family. After Charles’s visit Boscobel remained a working farm, and today you can visit the lodge, farmyard, gardens and a descendant of The Royal Oak. Visitors can see the priests hole where Charles hid as well try on armour and children can dress up as Roundheads or Cavaliers in the education and family room. There is a locally run tea room onsite serving light lunches, cakes and snacks and White Ladies Priory, another of Charles's hiding places, is a short walk away. 


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Opening times

Open all year round.

Wednesday – Sunday & Bank Holidays: 1st April – 31st October and weekends only in winter.

Guided tours available each day.

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Our Address

  • Brewood
    Bishop’s Wood
    ST19 9AR

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