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Chavenage House, Tetbury

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Architectural Building Historic Site
Tour centuries of English history in an original setting at Chavenage House, an Elizabethan period manor. Made of Cotswold stone and a tiled roof, the house features two ornate tapestry rooms, tall stained glass windows, and extensive paneling with English Civil War and Edwardian sections. Take the two-hour tour given by a member of the owning family, who will share numerous anecdotes, including the royalist legend of Chavenage, a curse of fatal sickness for acquiescing in the execution of Charles I. This photogenic piece of property with a garden designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown remains very popular for wedding photos and shooting historical films. For refreshment, head to Tetbury, about 2.4 km (1.5 mi) away. A visit to Chavenage House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tetbury itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • We had a fantastic afternoon at Chavenage House. Caroline made the whole experience so entertaining and enjoyable, she was so welcoming and also very informative and we were allowed to stroll around t...  more »
  • Beautiful location. Fans of Poldark will love this, people unfamiliar with Poldark will want to start watching it. A truly memorable part of our vacation, also thanks to our lovely tour guide.  more »
  • What a lovely guided tour and fascinating stories we enjoyed at this beautiful "Mansion" . Wonderful people ,thanks for the delicious lunch and perhaps till we meet again . .  more »
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  • Chavenage is an amazing and beautiful Elizabethan manor house. Tours of the house and chapel are conducted by a member of the family. There is plenty to see, and you'll be thoroughly entertained and well informed about the house and its history. Well behaved older children, especially the kind who ask questions, will be made welcome and will be sure to enjoy their visit too. If you love Poldark, this is an unmissable place to visit, as it was used as the location for Francis and Elizabeth's house, Trenwith. There are photos of the cast scattered through the downstairs rooms. I can't recommend this highly enough!
  • Hugely interesting tours. Thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Very historic building, often used for film/TV shooting Open by appointment Thursdays
  • Gorgeous stately home and great wedding venue
  • Great venue for weddings. I'm a wedding photographer and I loved covering a wedding here.

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