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Woodchester Mansion

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

01453 861541

Woodchester Mansion is located near Stonehouse in the Cotswolds
Woodchester Mansion is located near Stonehouse in the Cotswolds

About Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece abandoned during construction in the mid-1860s. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, Woodchester Mansion is untouched by time. The Grade I Listed Building will never be completed. It is cared for by the Woodchester Mansion Trust, who promote training courses in heritage skills such as stonemasonry at the Mansion.

Visitors can walk through the unique and astonishing building, understand how it was constructed, and discover why it was never finished. The Gothic architectural style is simple and beautiful, and the carvings are amongst the finest of their kind in the world. They include fantastic gargoyles and over forty stone animals, which fascinate young children.

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 nearly sixty years. Visitors can watch the Mansion bats in their roosts live on our ‘Batcams’ in the Bat Observatory. Those who want to learn more about these fascinating creatures can join one of our Bat Walk evenings.

The Mansion is hidden in the 400-acre Woodchester Park which is managed by the National Trust. The Park offers visitors the perfect opportunity to explore unspoilt woodland and enjoy native wildlife including deer, badgers, buzzards, kingfishers and woodpeckers. Children can explore the play trail. 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.
Please park in the National Trust car park.

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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