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Cotswold Wildlife Park Great Day Out

Woodchester Mansion
Woodchester Park, Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Glos. GL10 3TS

01453 861541


About Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, Woodchester Mansion is untouched by time and the modern world. This Grade I Listed Building has been saved from dereliction, but will never be completed. Visitors walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit in which the secrets of the medieval Gothic builders and masons are laid bare. The carvings in Woodchester Mansion are among the finest of their kind in the world.

Woodchester Mansion Trust was founded to protect and preserve this unique building for future generations and has pioneered a unique training academy: the National Heritage Training Academy South West (NHTASW), that is being emulated across the UK.

Woodchester Mansion is home to Greater and Lesser horseshoe bats, both endangered species in Britain. The bats have been the subject of a long-term study spanning 40 consecutive years. You can watch the Mansion bats in their “roosts” live on the “Batcams” in our unique Bat Observatory. Those who want to learn more about these fascinating creatures can join one of our Bat Watch evenings.

The Mansion is secluded in the heart of 400-acre Woodchester Park, a Site of Special Scientific Interest  (SSSI). The Park is managed by the National Trust and offers visitors the perfect opportunity to explore unspoilt woodland and enjoy native wildlife including deer, badgers, buzzards, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The ancient woodland is home to bluebells, wild garlic and rare species of orchid.

Woodchester Mansion Visitor Details 2018

Woodchester Mansion Opening Times
30 March - 28 October
The Mansion will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week, and on Bank Holiday Mondays, between 11am - 5pm with last admission to the Mansion at 4pm.

Woodchester Mansion Admission Prices

  • Adults: £8.00
  • Concession: £7.00
  • Children’s under 14yrs: Free

On every open day you can enjoy a minibus journey up and down the one mile long track, guided tours and our tea room will be open serving hot and cold refreshments.

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