Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

Telephone: 01902 850244

Bishops Wood
ST19 9AR

Boscobel House is a beautiful but modest hunting lodge which sheltered Charles II after defeat at Worcester.

Let the romance of Boscobel flow over you. This modest but beautiful timber-framed hunting lodge sheltered Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. He evaded capture by sheltering in a nearby Oak tree, which soon became known as the 'Royal Oak'. He then escaped to France, later returning to restore the monarchy to England in the 1660's.

Explore this fully refurbished house and gardens. Visit the dairy, farmyard and smithy.

Hear tales of the 'Priest Holes' on your guided tour and afterwards relax in the tea room. A visit is not complete without seeing the descendant of the original 'Royal Oak', badly damaged in recent storms, but still standing as a reminder of dramatic events over 350 years ago!

Whilst in the area, you can also visit White Ladies Priory, the remains of a nunnery once part of White Ladies House. It was in this house that Charles initially took refuge after his defeat.

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Date Posted: 15th August 2017