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Chavenage House, Tetbury

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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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  • August 20, 2017
    As a great fan of Poldark we visited Chavenage House and had a very pleasent afternoon. The house is a family home and the tour guide was a member of the family. Caroline was very entertaining with ma...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Went "on-spec" one Sunday recently to help my Mum scratch her Poldark itch, so to speak. Having wandered around at first and loosing both parents (briefly) my Dad was found chatting to the owner and t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The place is rich in history and has an impressive pedigree as a film location . That alone makes it well worth a visit. It's the guides that show you around and bring the house to life that make this...  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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