Boscobel House and the Royal Oak
Bishop’s Wood, Shropshire, ST19 9AR
Boscobel House was built in about 1632, when John Giffard of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge. It is best known for being a hiding place of King Charles II following the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
See the English Heritage website to find out more about visiting Boscobel House
Port Lane, Brewood, WV8 1RE. Tel: 01902 850236
Home of the Giffard family since 1178. The house was designed by Francis Smith in 1724 and John Soane in 1785. The park and lake was landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
See Chillington Hall website for visitor information.
Moseley Old Hall
Bushbury, Wolverhampton, WV10 7HY. Tel: 01902 782808
Moseley Old Hall is a National Trust property located near Fordhouses. It is famous as one of the resting places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.
See the National Trust website for visitor information.
Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal Shropshire. TF11 8LE. Tel: 01952 852100
Weston Park is one of the most welcoming stately homes with as much character as any English castle and with as many stories as any royal home.
Weston offers more than just beautiful gardens, architecture and history; the House and Stables are available for business meetings, team building events, corporate hospitality, weddings, product launches, private parties, conferences, family fun days and activity days; offering an unforgettable venue, appealing to young and old.
See West Park website for visitor information.
Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, WV6 8EE. Telephone: 01902 760100
A late Victorian manor house, built in the ‘Old English’ style by local industrialist Theodore Mander, Wightwick Manor is perhaps the best surviving example of a home furnished under the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement.
See the National Trust website for visitor information on Wightwick Manor.
Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP. Tel: 01902 376200
Cosford RAF Museum houses 70 aircraft and is home to War Planes, Missiles, Transport & Training and Research & Development collections. The National Cold War Exhibition with its interactive kiosks and hotspots gives visitors a chance to see what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. Admission free, but with car parking charges.
See Cosford’s website for visitor information.